Judging by the number of winners from Costa Teguise Triathlon Club in the veteran category of the Spring Duathlon, it would seem that Lanzarote’s Costa Teguise is the right place to be if you want to stay fitter for longer.
In the blustery breeze and warm sunshine of a Lanzarote spring Saturday, urged on by crowds of spectators and supporters, athletes of all ages and abilities took to the coastline, sea and roads of the family resort to swim, cycle and run their way to the finishing line of the fourth annual Spring Duathlon. Proving once again that this event is one of the most important showcases for Lanzarote’s superb sports landscape, athletes were generous in their praise of the Sands Beach Resort organisation of the event and pledged their participation in the 2013 event.
On hand to offer their congratulations to winners and participants and to award prizes and trophies were Pedro San Ginés, the President of the Island Cabildo (Government) who combined his duties as President with his own participation in the event, notching up a very respectable finishing time of 1:39:57. Accompanying Señor Ginés in his podium duties was Migdalia Machín, Councillor for Sports at the Cabildo; Echedey Eugenio, Councillor for Sports at the Costa Teguise Local Authority; our own Juan Carlos Albuixech, Director at Sands Beach Resort and Andrés Medina, President of the Costa Teguise Triathlon Club.
In the veteran male 1 category, the winner was Leon Victor Tejera with a time of 1: 13: 22. Joining Leon on the podium in second place was Bienvenido Rodriguez (CD Costa Teguise) with a time of 1: 14: 25 and in third place Francisco Godoy Fernandez with a time of 1: 14: 44.
In the veteran male 2 category, the winner was Juan Hernández (Costa Teguise CD) who notched up a time of 1: 21: 26. He was accompanied on the podium by Theourus Wilhelmus, with a time of 1: 21: 35 and third place Dirk Buschmann with a time of 1: 25: 02. The winner of the category veteran male 3 was Peter Loughran of the Club Deportivo Triathlon Triyaiza with a time of 1: 33: 15.
For the women, Sandra Robson of the CD Costa de Teguise took centre podium in first place in the veteran female 1 category with an impressive time of 1: 29: 28. Second place went to our good friend Julie Cliffe-Jones of Team Trail Haría with a time of 1: 51: 23 – well done, Julie! In the veteran female 2 category, the winner was Deborah Jones (CD Costa Teguise) with a time of 1: 22: 54 and second place on the podium went to Sharon Loughran with a time of 1: 40: 19 and third place to Sue Fugle who completed in 2: 03: 38.
Sands Beach Resort would like to add our congratulations once again to all the winners of the IV Costa Teguise Spring Duathlon, to all the participants and to the wonderful support given by spectators on the day, all of which ensured the ongoing success of our Spring Duathlon. Special mention goes to the TriWWW teams of Elvis Díaz and Isabelle Janssens, and Israel Coronado and Andrew Martin. We very much look forward to seeing you all again next year.