MAAA ROAD RUNNING LEAGUE 2014 / 2015 Bugibba – Sunday 4th January 2015

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
CATEGORY ELIGIBILITY TIME DISTANCE
Seniors [Men & Women] born: 1995 or before 8:00 a.m. 10 kilometres
Juniors [Men & Women] born: 1996, 1997 8:00 a.m. 10 kilometres

1.  START AND FINISH

Due to the ongoing road-works on the Salini Road, the traditional Qawra course has been replaced by a new course which will start and finish in Bugibba Square. The Start and Finish are located about 70 meters from each other.

2.  NUMBERS

Athletes are to run with the number assigned to them in the previous 2014-2015 Road Running League events.

3.  ENTRIES

  1. Only new entries [i.e. Senior/ Junior athletes not previously entered for the 2014 / 2015 Road Running Events] should be entered.
  2. Send entries indicating: Name, Surname, Date of Birth to:

    ant.fava47@gmail.com

by not later than Friday 2rd January 2015.

4.  ASSISTANCE TO ORGANISERS

Route Description Place-marks on Route Map
The 10k route is hereunder described in three sections:
Section 1 After the start at Bugibba Square, runners will head along Islet Promenade in the direction of the Oracle Casino. On reaching Triq it-Trunciera runners will keep to the left hand side (nearest to the sea-shore) of the road and will head in the direction of the National Aquarium. Once past the National Aquarium, runners will keep to the left side of the road and head in the direction of the Sunny Coast Spa Resort. Runners will run along Triq il-Qawra till they reach the end of the centre-strip (prior to the turning into Triq in-Nawciera and before Big Ben buildings). Runners will then head back towards the National Aquarium and running on the left hand side (furthest from the sea-shore) of the promenade will head towards Bugibba Square. A, B, C, D, E
Section 2 On reaching Bugibba Square, runners will enter the paved square and will run up the full length of Sant Antnin Street till they reach il-Plajja ta Bognor. Runners will turn right and run along Dawret il-Gzejjer till they reach Bugibba Square. E, F, G, H
Section 3 At Bugibba Square, runners will again head along Islet Promenade in the direction of the Oracle Casino and will repeat the same route described in Section 1. The race will finish in Bugibba Square. A, B, C, D, E

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MAAA Cross Country League 2014/5 – Race 3 – 14/12/2014

On Sunday 14th December the Malta Amateur Athletic Association will organize the third competition in the series of five races known as the MAAA 2014-2015 Cross Country League for Kids, Cadets and Youths.

The timetable will also include a run for Intermediate runners which will be combined with the Youths event. The races will be held on the grass area around the Marsa Athletic Track and the adjacent training grounds. The fun-runs are non-competitive runs and no results will be issued.

Start and Finish

The Start and Finish of the MAAA Cross Country Races will be sited in the infield area of the Athletic Track

Programme of Events

TIMETABLE
8:30 Youths born: 2000, 2001 3 x 1 lap of approx. 1000m 3.2 km approx.
8:40 Intermediates born: 1998, 1999 3 x 1 lap of approx. 1000m 3.2 km approx.
8:50 Cadets born: 2002, 2003 2 x 1 lap of approx. 1000m 2.2 km approx.
9:10 Kids born: 2004, 2005 1 x 1 lap of approx. 1000m 1.2 km approx.
9:30 Cubs born: 2006, 2007 (fun-run) approx. 600m 600m
Distances are approximate and include run-in to lap and funnel

OTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE RACES 

1.COURSE

The races will be run over a course that will be confined to the grass area within the Marsa Sports Complex.

2.NUMBERS

Athletes are to run with a number that has been assigned to them for this year’s League events.

3.ENTRIES

Entries are to be sent by email (please indicate name, surname, date of birth) to the following email addresses by not later than Thursday 11th December 2014: Entries are to be sent to Mr A. Fava on the following email:

ant.fava47@gmail.com

4.ASSISTANCE TO ORGANISERS

Participating clubs are reminded that they are obliged to provide at least one helper to the Malta Amateur Athletic Association. PLEASE INDICATE YOUR HELPER/S IN ADVANCE OF THE RACE BY WRITING TO:

edwin.g.attard@gmail.com

5.REGISTRATION

Clubs are reminded that all athletes are to be registered on the Official Registration Form. New registrations and/or Registration Renewals are to be submitted to by Thursday 11th December 2014.

Registrations are to be sent to Mr C. Pullicino at the following email:

cpullicino@hotmail.com cc: ant.fava47@gmail.com

From the Press: The Marsa Athletics Stadium Project

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In December 2009, the Matthew Micallef St. John Athletics Stadium in Marsa was granted to the Malta Amateur Athletic Association on a 49-year lease contract that can be renewed for further periods.

Following the signing of this contract, detailed plans  for the development of the Marsa track and field facility (which includes an IAAF certified Class II 400m track and a warm-up track that measures 140m x 10m) into a High Performance Centre were drawn up.

The plans envisage the development of an area of over 2000 square meters that currently houses the warm-up track and the adjacent private road behind the stands of the athletic stadium.

In the proposed plan, the warm-up track will be turned into an indoor track, while the area above the indoor track and the private road is planned to provide facilities for accommodation, medical and scientific testing, massage, rehabilitation and physiotherapy. The centre will also include a gym and a restaurant area. The new facility can attract different markets. Such a centre will undoubtedly appeal to top sportspersons from different local sporting federations but will also be an attraction to the growing local fitness community. Not least, the centre will have vast potential in the area of Sports Tourism. Finally,it is not excluded that the large sports hall created can have additional business potential in other areas that are not strictly sports related and that the project can be of interest to both local and foreign entrepreneurs

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Indoor Track in Rejkjavik

It is believed that current circumstances may favour the implementation of a project concerning the development of the Matthew Micallef St. John Athletic Stadium in Marsa. It is understood that such a project may not only qualify for EU funding in terms of the draft EU Cohesion Policy for the years 2014 -2020, but it appears that if Section 14 of the electoral programme of the current administration is implemented, then it is likely that sporting associations such as the Malta Amateur Athletic Association may be able to enter into public-private partnerships.

It is anticipated that changes to existing contracts between Government and sporting entities will in the near future allow the Malta AAA to issue a call for ‘An Expression of Interest’ for the development of the Marsa Athletics Stadium.

Edwin Attard

President MAAA

MAAA Schools’ Cross Country Competition – Wednesday 3rd December 2014

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The Malta Amateur Athletic Association is holding a Cross Country Competition for Schools on Wednesday 3rd December 2014. The Cross Country Competition will be held on the grass area around the Marsa Athletic Track.

PROGRAM OF EVENTS

TIME CATEGORY ELIGIBILITY APPROXIMATE DISTANCE
10:00 a.m. Primary School Girls born: 2004 1 kilometre
10:15 a.m. Primary School Boys born: 2004 1 kilometre
10:30 a.m. Cadets Girls born: 2002, 2003 2 kilometres
10:50 a.m. Cadets Boys born: 2002, 2003 2 kilometres
11:10 a.m. Youths Girls born: 2000, 2001 2 kilometres
11:30 a.m. Youths Boys born: 2000, 2001 3.5 kilometres

DISTRIBUTION OF RACE NUMBERS

MAAA officials will start distributing Race Numbers to PE Teachers / School Officials at 9:30 a.m. in the vicinity of the Start Area.

START AND FINISH

The Start and Finish of the MAAA Cross Country Competition will take place in the grass area within the Matthew Micallef St John Athletics Track.

PRIZES

There will be prizes for the first three runners in each race (boys and girls) together with prizes for the first three teams in each of the four races.

OTHER DETAILS:

1. COURSE

The races will be run over a course that will be confined to a grass area

2. NUMBERS

Athletes are to run with the number assigned to them for this competition.

3. ENTRIES

Entries are to be sent on the Official Entry Form by email (please indicate school, surname, name, date of birth, category, sex).

Send entry forms to the following email addresses by not later than 30th November 2014:

Entries are to be sent to Mr A. Fava at the following email address:

ant.fava47@gmail.com

and copied to:

edwin.g.attard@gmail.com

4. ASSISTANCE TO ORGANISERS

In order to ensure the smooth organization of the competition, participating schools, apart from the teacher coaching the team, may be requested, if possible, to provide assistance to the Malta Amateur Athletic Association.

5. TEAM COMPETITION

  • To be eligible for the Team Prize of a particular race, schools must enter at least 4 runners in that race.
  • Each School can enter a maximum of 8 athletes per race.
  • Team positions will be determined by place.
  1. All athletes fielded by a school will be considered to be potential scoring members.
  2. Only the first 4 runners of each team will be considered to be the scoring members.
  3. Team scores shall be the total of the finishing position of each scoring member.
  • The team with the lowest total points is the Team Winner.