Great Republic Day for our club

Posted by Mellieha AC 17th December 2014 0 Comment 1338 views

Notwithstanding, the festive season in full swing, and most shops open for the whole day, most of the local runners, especially those at our club above the last Saturday means the day for the Birkirkara St Joseph Road Races.

The blue kit of Mellieħa A.C. dominated the streets of Santa Venera, Birkirkara and Mriehel as much as Christmas decorations, presenting 53 from the 160 opting for the 10km race. A further 6 opted for the one-loop 5km race.

The domination continued on the podium as the top three, Andrew Grech, Stephen Borg and Chris Mizzi are all our athletes. The next 4 in line from our club, Alan Camilleri, Charlot Bartolo, Ivan Cassar and Julian Borg all made it in the top 10. Understandably the club is very proud to have 7 in the top 10, especially considering that these athletes are all one-club athletes who have only ever donned the blue shirt of Mellieħa A.C.

In total, the club had 12 athletes running the 10km within 40 minutes, up from 8 last year.

Joseph Farrugia and Anthony Dimech, wrapped the great day with the Over 60 and Over 40 Males Awards respectively. Alexia Cutajar and Charmaine Mifsud won the Over 35 and Over 40 Females Awards.

On the 5k Race another success went our way with Marthese Mercieca placing 1st Female overall, while Jodie Mifsud was awarded with the Under 17 Female Award.

For another day, we can be proud of our contribution to local athletics.


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