Charlton Debono confirms excellent form with Zurrieq win
● Simon Spiteri dominates 10K race
Charlton Debono of Gozo Athletix AC confirmed his current excellent form with another successful result after last Sunday’s win of the Express Trailers Zurrieq Half Marathon clocking 1.14.00min.
Jonathan Balzan and Matthew Cutajar both of St Patrick’s AC came in second and third place respectively with a time of 1.15.02min and 1.17.39min.
Also in the Half Marathon, Lisa M. Bezzina of Athleta Pembroke finished first female in a time of 1.24.50min.
Josann A. Attard Pulis of Starmax came in second in 1.30.34 and Laura E. Heikkila of AC Libertas claimed third place in 1.33.45min
In the 10k run, Simon Spiteri of St Patrick’s placed first after completing the race in 0.33.18min followed closely by Andrew Grech of Mellieħa AC in 0.33.31min and Stefan Azzopardi of Gozo Athletix AC in third place in 0.33.43min.
Rita Galea of Mellieha AC finished first female in the 10km race with a time of 0.38.32min followed by Angele Satariano in second place in 0.38.44min and Hannah Z. Pace of Athleta Pembroke in third place in 0.40.45min.
This year’s 19th edition of the Express Trailers Zurrieq HM, 10km Run & 10km Walk saw another record 1,012 registrations confirming the event as one of the top running events on the island.
Franco Azzopardi, Chairman and CEO of Express Trailers thanked Zurrieq Wolves, the Malta Marathon Organising Committee and the Zurrieq Local Council for their efforts to ensure another successful edition.
“Express Trailers is proud to lend its name and support to the this event as it establishes itself as one of the most sought after roadrunning events. The location, the scenic route that passes through some of the most picturesque villages round Zurrieq and the very mild weather, all contribute to the uniqueness of this event. We are now looking forward to next year’s event which will be a 20th anniversary celebration,” said Franco Azzopardi.
Half Marathon results
1 Charlton Debono 1:14:00 GOZO ATHLETIX AC
2 Jonathan Balzan 1:15:02 ST PATRICK'S AC
3 Matthew C. Cutajar 1:17:39 ST PATRICK'S AC
4 Drew W. Lang 1:18:19 ATHLETA PEMBROKE
5 Alexander A. Schembri 1:18:24 AGONES SFC
1 Lisa M. Bezzina 1:24:50 ATHLETA PEMBROKE
2 Josann Attard Pulis 1:30:34 STARMAX
3 Laura Heikkila 1:33:45 AC LIBERTAS
4 Vicki Johnson 1:35:56 LADIES RUNNING CLUB
5 Amanda Rapa 1:36:13 STARMAX
10 K results Men
1 Simon Spiteri 0:33:18 ST PATRICK'S AC
2 Andrew Grech 0:33:31 MELLIEHA AC
3 Stefan Azzopardi 0:33:43 GOZO ATHLETIX AC
4 Jean Paul Debono 0:34:22 ZURRIEQ WOLVES AC
5 Clive Gerada 0:34:39 ST PATRICK'S AC
1 Rita Galea 0:38:32 MELLIEHA AC
2 Angele Stariano 0:38:44 AC LIBERTAS
3 Hannah Pace 0:40:45 ATH-