Keith Galea, Lisa Bezzina crowned overall winners. As Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club Summer of Sports reaches its final stages, it was time for the curtain to fall on Club’s 5k Road Running Series 2016. Consisting of three races, held on the Mtarfa By Pass, the Club registered record attendance numbers, with over two hundred athletes taking part in the Series.
The last race of the Series, saw the comeback of veteran Charles Cilia returning to the hilly course after an absence of two years and who clinched victory when slowly he progressed to the start of the running group beating stiff competition from Mark Herrera, Keith Galea, Shaun Galea and Matthew Cutajar.
No surprises in the females’ category when Lisa Bezzina continued her winning streak to complete a hat trick. Bezzina was followed by Hannah Pace who had a hard battle to fight to stave off veteran Rita Galea’s efforts to claim second place on the podium.
With the third and final race of the series over, it was time to crown the overall winners of the Series who were those athletes who competed in the three races of the Series and obtained the best accumulated time.
Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club dominated the Males’ podium with Keith Galea and Shaun Galea taking first and third place respectively. Matthew Cutajar claimed second place.
In the females’ category it was Michelle Vella Wood representing the Club on the third place on the podium followed by Rita Galea in second place and Lisa Bezzina in first place.
“It is of great satisfaction to see the Club so well represented on the Overall Winners’ podium, however it is of greater satisfaction to see the number of returning athletes as well as new faces to our fold – this is a testament to the hard work and effort the Club puts into the organisation of its races to ensure a great race experience to all” commented Euchar Camilleri, Secretary General, Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club.
The Club’s next athletic commitments will take place between the 25th and 27th November when it will be hosting the 26th edition of the Eurosport Malta International Challenge Marathon which will be followed by the Eurosport Fleur-de-lys 10k and 5k Road Running Races on the 13th December.
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