AN estimated 400 runners took part in the ninth Altea San Silvestre race.
One of the most popular sporting events on the towns Christmas calendar the race – organised by the town council, the athletics club and the Grupo Brotons organisation – saw many of the competitors dressed in festive costumes such as Father Christmas.
The winner of the race was Ahatach Youssef, who completed the 3,900 metre route in 13 minutes. In the women race classification first place went to Maria Fuentes Olcina.
In the local men’s classifications first place went to Andres Fernandez Jimenez with Yolanda Jorge Beneyto crossing the line first for the local women group.
Councillor for Sports Peter Barber said: “This has been another year of successful organisation and participation.” He went on to thank the work of local police, ambulances and Civil DYA for ensuring that the race went smoothly.