By Jennifer Popplewell •
Published: 24 Oct 2023 • 15:54
Running the race!
Credit: Ayuntamiento de Mojacar
The Plaza Nueva in Mojacar was home to the 38th Popular Race last weekend as many participated in this excellent sporting event. The race was organised by Mojacar Council and The Community Sport Company, who specialise in sporting events.
With categories for men and women of all ages, the Plaza, which is in the heart of the locality’s old town, was filled with an electrifying atmosphere, as runners, family members and onlookers eagerly awaited the race to get under way. A stream of multi colours could be seen on entrance to the square, with everybody proudly sporting their gear!
The main event had a route of 9,100 metres and a total ascent of 204 metres. The race began in Plaza Nueva before it descended on to the beach, at which point it circled back to the Plaza again to cross that oh-so-awaited finish line!
Juan Manuel Tejada, from the Sur Este Athletics Club, took home the winners title from the men’s race, with second place being awarded to Antonio Jesús Hernández, and in third place came Alberto Fernández.
The winner of the women’s race Veteran B category was Gail Corville. Remedios Martines finished in second place and Isabel Guevara came third.
In the senior women’s race, Alejandra Bohorquez emerged victorious whilst in the senior men’s race it was Jesús Hernández who finished first. The female Veteran A category saw Remedios Martínez as the winner and in the male Veteran category it was Juan Manuel Tejada.
The winners in Category B Veterans were Pedro Jesús and Valdivia Shirrlem Bahl.
The Mojacar City council had donated the trophies that the sports councillor, Jesus Montoya Gredila – who commented that he was impressed with the quality seen at the race, presented to the winners following their victories. The younger athletes all received a medal for their participation and spectacular sporting spirit!
The event was such a success that many were already enquiring about information for next year’s race!
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Jennifer is a proud northerner from Sheffield, England, who is currently living in Spain. She loves swimming in rivers, talking to the stars and eating luxurious chocolate.
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