The Malta Independent 10 April 2020, Friday

Intersport 10k Road Running Series: Dillon Cassar, Josann Attard Pulis clear winners on Dingli route

Maria Vella--Galea Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 15:26 Last update: about 3 months ago

Dillon Cassar and Josann Attard Pulis continued to assert their position as being part of an elite group of athletes that continue to make waves in the road running community when they registered strong wins at the Intersport Dingli 10km Road Race on Sunday.

Not short of stunning scenery, the course is notorious for being technical with some steep hills dotting the route, particularly in the last few hundred metres leading to the finish. 

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Dillon Cassar (Raptorz Running Club), a regular feature on racing podiums, took a determined sprint to register an improved time,  of forty nine seconds,  over last year's race and ensure a comfortable lead over Aaron Mifsud (Pembroke Athleta), who nevertheless gave a very good performance.  In third place was Zurrieq Wolves athlete Matthew Xuereb. In what was a good show of sportmanship Mark Herrera, realising an inadvertent wrong turn gave him a few metres advantage, held back at the finish ensuring that Xuereb gained his rightful third place.

Starmax athlete Josann Attard Pulis reigned over the female fraternity winning the race with a four minute advantage over Dzintra Grech. A few seconds behind Grech was Charyl Fava who's third place finish time also meant an improvement from the previous year.

"In spite of the fact, that some runners tend to be afraid of hilly courses, this one has proven to be a popular course.  The racing calendar is very hectic, but we are very satisfied to see a good mix of abilities taking part in this route," explained Race Director and Organiser Charlie Demanuele. 

Full Results can be viewed on - https://my.raceresult.com/149197/#1_94D641

Thanks go to Intersport, emvigee pr & marketing, Agones SFC for race timing,  Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club and Starmax for marshalling duties as well as the Rabat and Ħamrun Police Districts for their assistance along the way. Thanks go to the Rabat and Dingli Local Councils as well as Transport Malta for their assistance prior to the race.

The next race of the Intersport 10k Series will be the Sliema Ladies Edition which will take place on Sunday 10th May.


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