New record of 10K Benidorm that exceeds a thousand participants

700 foreign runners, mostly British, take the start
First classified in 10K Benidorm.
First classified in 10K Benidorm.

At 10:00 a.m. today, the eighth edition of the ‘10K Benidorm’ has started from SSMM los Reyes de España square to Levante and Poniente, climb Vila Joiosa Avenue and finish at the same point of departure. A route of 10,000 meters in an urban area approved by the Athletics Federation of the Valencian Community.

The test has reached a new record of participation, exceeding a thousand participants which consolidates it within the sports calendar of the Costa Blanca. The Councilor for Sports, Mariló Cebreros has shown, after her conclusion, her satisfaction with the "success of participation" and stressed that "out of a total of one thousand participants, 700 runners have been foreigners", the majority British who have been able to "enjoy a splendid day, of our beaches and of our time ”.

‘10k Benidorm’, organized by Grupo Brotons with the collaboration of Benidorm City Council, promotes sports tourism in low season. To the thousand of participants it is necessary to add their companions, a flow of visitors that invigorates the economic activity of the city. And, of course, the special climate of Benidorm. In this sense, Juanan Fernández, the first classified in the general member of the Benidorm Athletics Club, has highlighted “the luxury” that it means for “people who have come from the north, now that their countries are white by snow, come to Mediterranean with this sun ”.

The Councilor for Sports, along with the Great Events councillor, Jesús Carrobles, and other companions of the corporation, have been responsible for delivering the trophies to the first classified, a task in which the queens Marina Carrillo and Paula Mayor and their court also collaborated.

First classified in the main categories:

Master A masculine: Andrés Micó, Paul Coon y José Manuel García.

Master A femenine: Gemma Ann Selby, Zahira Alegre, Sarah Zacal.

Master B masculine: David Ruiz, Rubén Caballero, Máximo Folques.

Master B femenine: Sonia Tirado, Mellissa Salmon, Bridie Darcy.

Master C masculine: Stephen Littler, Juan Pablo Villalobos, Ian Murdey.

Master C femenine: Janet Jobey, Sarah Beattie, Suzanne Leonard.

Master D masculine: Tim Hartley, Gary Judges, Manuel Cervera.

Master D femenine: Carmel Sullivan, Carmel Caldicott, Clarie Standrin.

Master E masculine: Eddy Vanhoff, Erik Vanhoff, Roberto Reina.

Master E femenino: Lesley Clancy, Alison Richarson, Phillipa Weston.

Senior masculino: Ramón Martínez, Bruno Alfonso, Joaquín Martí.

Senior femenino: Sarah Stanbridge, Ines Sala, Ángela Llorca.

Sub23 masculino: Juanfran Moreno, Antonio Galiana, Josh Smith.

Sub23 femenino: Maria Juan, Victoria Ahite, Sophie Chesney.


Bottom images: First classified. First classifieds of Benidorm Athletics Club. And teams with more participants.