A group of LRC ladies hopped on the ferry to take part in the 40th Edition of Gozo Half Marathon and 8 mile race which was held on 26th April 2015. The morning was sunny with bright blue skies and Gozo offered the most beautiful scenery one could hope for with green fields in full bloom…and a few challenging hills included along the route for that little bit of extra effort.
Pre-race nerves were overcome and forgotten while posing for group photos and somehow ending up in front row on the starting line in the process. Ramona Engerer and Margot Alessandri took the long road, aka the half marathon distance while rest took part in the 8 mile race.
While the emphasis for the day was really and truly running for fun, our efforts were rewarded handsomely with Francesca Arrigo coming in 3rd Female overall and Christine Attard and Audrey Cefai winning their respective age groups – a big well done for our winning ladies!
Afterwards we sat down to a delicious and well earned lunch to celebrate the winners and enjoy the lovely day.
We unanimously agreed our Gozo outing turned out a great success and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. Gozo Half Marathon organisation ran smoothly from the signing up to the prize giving. You couldn’t find a more beautiful time of the year to visit Gozo and we are sure to return to take part again next year!