Almanzora Half Marathon a huge success

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THE Almanzora Half Marathon raised a staggering €2,200 for the Spanish Cancer Association (AECC).

People turned out in their droves to take part and spectate in the event, before it officially began in Huercal-Overa. More than 200 runners followed a 20km circuit around the region before the race eventually finished in the El Recreo Park in Cuevas del Almanzora.

There was also a walking race which set off two hours before the race officially started, while a race for children was also held on the Avenida de Barcelona.

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The men’s category was won by Pedro Gonzalez- Martinez, then in the women’s race, Maria Del Carmen Ortega Ruiz took first prize, followed by Esther Galvez Jiménez and Alberto Fernandez Martinez respectively.

Of the local participants, it was Jose Francisco Gonzalez Cervellera who took first place, closely followed by Elias Manchon Lopez in second and Antonio Jimenez Perez in third.

The money raised will now be donated to the town’s AECC branch.

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