More than 750 runners complete the 10K of Benidorm

Two athletes from the city get a podium in a race in which Youssef Ahatach in men's category and Mª Isabel Ferrer in feminine are the winners
More than 750 runners complete the 10K of Benidorm.
More than 750 runners complete the 10K of Benidorm.

More than 750 runners of 20 nationalities have completed the 10k Benidorm test today, which started at 10.00 am from the Plaza de la Hispanidad and which has crossed the avenue of the Mediterranean, the first line of Levante beach and some streets of Rincón de Loix before reaching Plaza de SSMM Reyes de España, where the goal has been installed. The Councilor for Social Welfare, Angela Llorca, accompanied by the Councilor for Sports, Arturo Cabrillo, has been in charge of giving the kick-off of the event, which as usual has had a very high participation of foreign athletes.

A little less than 33 minutes after the start of the race, the winner of the race, Youssef Ahatach, of Club Dianium, crossed the finish line; followed closely by Héctor Varona, athlete of Grupo Alcaraz, and Juan Antonio Fernández, of Benidorm Athletics Club. In the women's category, the first classified was the runner of the Athletics Club Llebeig Xàbia Mª Isabel Ferrer; while the second place went to the local athlete Sonia Tirado, and the third to Nicola Stevenson, from the Poplar Running Club. In this way, two athletes from Benidorm have managed to get on the podium in the men's and women's categories.

The mayor of Benidorm, Toni Pérez; the Councilor for Sports; the councillor of Social Welfare; the councillor of Fiestas, Jesús Carrobles; and the socialist Bernardo Mira have been responsible for delivering the trophies in the different categories, along with the organizer of the event, José Brotons, and representatives of the Benidorm Athletics Club.

Prior to the awarding of trophies in all categories, the organization of the 10K has given a plaque to the athlete Miguel Bou, who a few days ago was proclaimed World Open Swimming Champion in the category of 14-18 years in Dubai. In addition, the City Council and the Athletics Club Benidorm have collected two plaques for their collaboration in the organization of this race.


Except for error or omission the podium is the following:

10K Absolute Male

Youseef Ahatach (Dianium Balearia)
Héctor Varona (Alcaráz Group)
Juan Antonio Fernández Cantos (CA Benidorm)

10K Absolute Female

Mª Isabel Ferrer (CA Llebeig Xàbia)
Sonia Tirado (CA Benidorm)
Nicola Stevenson (Poplar Running Club)

10K Male Local

Juan Antonio Fernández Cantos (CA Benidorm)
Rubén Caballero (CA Benidorm)
Andrés Fernández (CA Benidorm)
10K Female Venue

Sonia Tirado Jiménez (CA Benidorm)
Gemma Ann Selby (CA El Faro)
Cristina Gómez (CA Benidorm)

As a prelude to today's test, on the afternoon of Saturday, the youngest children participated in the children's race held in the Parque de l'Aigüera