Over 500 athletes turned out today Sunday Jan 13th for Ayamonte annual half marathon. The half marathon or 21km is now in its 28th year and never fails to attract runners from all over Europe. This year there were athletes from Spain, Portugal, Estonia, Russia, Finland and England.The marathon was won by Ilda NikolaJev from Estonia in a time of one hour 10 minutes and 39 seconds, while Natalia Logutjonkova from Russian won the female category with a time of one hour 23 minutes 41 seconds.
Sue’s Runners a club based in the Algarve also had a clean sweep of the prizes with Hellum Kirsten winning the Veteran D category and Truus Zandstra winning the veteran F category. Sue Howard won category E and Mary Palmer and Jill Edwards were second and third respectively.
Once again Ayamonte Sports council put on a great show and with the help of the local cycling, club, the motorbike club, and numerous students from the local schools ensured a great day was had by all.
This event is fast becoming one of the most important and respected road running events in Andalucía. Some 71 clubs took part in today’s event and are sure to go away with a good impression from the public who cheered them on.