The morning of the 30th edition of Malta Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday 22nd February 2015 dawned fairly bright after dismal week of hail storms and chilly rains. Public enthusiasm for running grows year on year and this time there were over 4,000 registered participants taking part in the Full and Half Marathons and Walkathon.
Excitement was high as we set off from outside the Mdina city gate, rolling down the hill towards distant finish line. Clouds started gathering and by the time we were reaching Ta Qali fields heavens opened and hard rain made the sponge stations somewhat needless. Quoting Lisa Muscat: ‘’the rain was pelting down so hard that my hair felt as though it was whipping me across the face and I had so much rain water in my ears that I kept on tipping my head sideways and closing my ear to try to get rid of the excess water as though I had gone for a deep dive!’’
This did nothing to dampen the spirits of LRC members as the pictures show – come hail or high water we pushed on to new PRs and personal achievements we had trained for so hard in the months and weeks leading up to this day.
Ladies did well for themselves and reached 3rd Female Team prize in Full Marathon with Ramona Engerer,Christina Hunter and Louise Bailey forming the team, as well as Silvana Camilleri, Francesca Arrigo and Marthese Lia for the 3rd Female Team prize for the Half Marathon.
From members’ mouths:
WELL DONE to all the LRC participants and supporters, it was wet and wild, but did we ROCK! – Christine Attard
Congrats everyone! The run was excellent, I had so much fun, I am so happy to have done a half in sunny Malta! – Karen Meagher
I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of you who are there on our long runs . If it wasn’t for all of you I wouldn’t have made it I improved my time by 7 minutes from last year with a time of 2.06.44, and believe me this is a great achievement for me!! I can’t thank you enough ..when do we start again?! – Christina Peresso
Running every week with all of you has certainly reaped benefits. I keep improving every time we race. LRC – we Rock!!! – Margaret Formosa
Thanks to all of you lovely, faithful, amazing, ladies who show up every weekend, running just gets better and an important part of my life.They are not just runs but brilliant chats! – Lisa Muscat
I must say I really enjoyed today, one of the races I’ve had most fun in – Rebecca Gatt
Feeling so happy… feel like hugging the world!! Thank you for encouraging me to run the half for the second time! Super thrilled! – Claudine Portelli
For Marathon results:
For Half Marathon results, please click here.