2015 Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club 5k Road Running Series takes place

Friday, July 24, 2015, 15:42

Nota:Dan l-artiklu ġie miktub bl-Ingliż u bil-Malti

Note:This article has been written in both English and Maltese

Gavin Muscat

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Portuguese snatches first place in Race Two of the Birkirkara St. Joseph 5K Road Running Series 2015

For the second time in this year’s edition of the Birkirkara St. Joseph 5k Road Running Series, it was a foreign athlete, this time from Portugal, who clinched first place to  win the second race of the series in a time of sixteen minutes and five seconds.  Bruno Lima, who runs for the British athletic club Salford Harriers, managed a comfortable victory, following a couple of early challenges by the Birkirkara St.Joseph athletes.

Birkirkara St. Joseph’s Keith Galea came in second, in a time of sixteen minutes, forty one seconds, after shadowing Lima throughout the race, with the latter sprinting to the finish line in an amazing show of strength, in sweltering conditions experienced by the athletes.   Young Simon Spiteri (St. Patrick’s AC) fought a hard battle with Steve Chetcuti (Birkirkara St. Joseph) both aiming to claim what evidently became the third place on the podium. However in the end it was Spiteri who crossed the finish line in third place in a time of sixteen minutes forty nine seconds.

In the female category La Salle AC athlete Tara Abdilla, winner of the first edition of the seasons, did not race paving the way for another female athlete to claim first place.  With the likes of veteran athletes Rita Galea, Carmen Hili and Francesca Arrigo taking part, placings on the podium were up for grabs and a final sprint from Carmen Hili could not be matched by Rita Galea (Mellieħa AC) to take first place in a time of 19 minutes 19 seconds. Galea followed three seconds later. Third place was claimed by Angela Satariano (AS Libertas) in a time of 19 minutes 45 seconds.

The Birkirkara St. Joseph 5K Road Running Series is held under the auspices of the Malta Amateur Athletics Association and the winner of the Series will be the athlete who garners the most points from all the three races in the Series.

The third and final race of the Series is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 18th August at 19:00hrs.  Athletes wishing to register can do so online (www.bkarastjoseph.com) or on race day, thirty minutes prior to start of race.

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Atleta Portugiż jirbaħ l-ewwel post fit-tieni tellieqa tal-Birkirkara St. Joseph 5K Road Running Series 2015

Għat-tieni darba fis-serie tal-Birkirkara Saint Joseph Sports Club 5k Road Running Series kien dħul fl-aħħar minuta minn l-atleta Portugiż Bruno Lima ( Club Salford Harriers ) li temm b’suċċess it-tellieqa fejn ħa l-ewwel post biex jirbaħ it-tieni tiġrija,  f’ħin ta żmien ta ‘ sittax il-minuta u ħames sekondi. Bruno Lima li jtellaq għal Klabb Ingliż Salford Harriers, rebaħ it-tellieqa f’ħin komdu wara li irnexxielu jgħeleb l-isfidi mgħamula mill-atleti Tal-Birkirkara St.Joseph fil-bidu tat-tellieqa.

L-atleta tal-Birkirkara Saint Joseph Keith Galea daħal it-tieni, f’ħin ta‘sittax il-minuta wieħed u erbgħin sekonda wara taqtigħa iebsa li kellu ma’ Lima fejn dan tal-aħħar qata’ lil-Galea fl-aħħar ftit metri tat-tellieqa.  Iż-żaghżugħ Simon Spiteri (St Patrick’s AC) ġġieled battalja iebsa ma’ Steve Chetcuti (Birkirkara Saint Joseph) fejn kienet evidenti it-taqtigħa li kien hemm għat-tielet post fuq il-podju. L-isforzi ta’Checuti iżda ma kienux biżżejjed u għaldaqstant kien Spiteri li spiċċa jidħol fit-tielet post fi żmien ta ‘sittax il- minuta disgħa u erbgħin sekonda .

Fil-kategorija tan-nisa, l- atleta tal-La Salle AC Tara Abdilla, rebbieħa tal- ewwel tellieqa f’din is-Serje ma’ ħadietx sehem u b’hekk wittiet it-triq għal atleti oħra biex jissieltu għal-ewwel post fuq il-podju. Bil-parteċipazzjoni t’atleti veterani bħal Rita Galea, Carmen Hili u Francesca Arrigo il- postijiet fuq il-podju kienu miftuħa.  Sprint finali minn Carmen Hili rat lil-Hili taqta’ lil Rita Galea  (Mellieħa AC) biex jieħdu l-ewwel post f’ħin ta’19 minuta u 19 sekonda. It-tielet post ġie meħud minn Angela Satariano ( AS Libertas ) fi żmien ta 19 minuta u 45 sekonda.

Il- Birkirkara St. Joseph 5K Road Running Series hija organizzata taħt l-awspiċji tal- Malta Amateur Athletics Association u ir-rebbieħ tas-Serje jkun dak l-atleta li jakkwista l-iktar punti mit-tlett tlielaq tas-Serje.

L-aħħar tellieqa tas-Serje, ser issir nhar it-Tlieta tmintax t’Awissu fis-seba’ ta filgħaxija fil-Bypass tal-Imtarfa.  Dawk l-atleti li jixtiequ jieħdu sehem jistaw jirreġistraw online - www.bkarastjoseph.com jew mhux iktar tard minn tletin minuta qabel il-bidu tat-tellieqa.

2015 Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club 5k Road Running Series - Female Podium Left to Right - 2nd Place - Rita Galea (Mellieha AC), 1st Place - Carmen Hili (St. Patrick's AC), 3rd Place - Angela Satariano (AS Libert

 

2015 Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club 5k Road Running Series Male Podium Left to Right - 2nd Place - Keith Galea (Birkirkara St. Joseph), 1st Place - Bruno Lima (Club Salford Harriers), 3rd Place - Simon Spiteri (St. Patricks AC)





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