MOJACAR’S El Bandido Runners were well represented at the Vera Christmas race last Saturday.
Members took part in either the 10-kilometre or 3.3 kilometre events in the VII Carrera de Navidad, standing out in in their distinctive blue and orange kit and taking a number of podium places.
Karen Ayers and Catherine Kingswood were neck-and-neck with a sprint finish to take first and second place in their age group. Tony Lloyd-Waldren, Ian Forrester and Corrine Cherel took third place in theirs.
The honour of last man to cross the line, with some of the loudest cheers of the night, went to John Ross.
El Bandido Runners is a local group, set up by Ironman Kevin Rowe in June 2018. The group started with a small number of regulars and has grown with runners, joggers and walkers, who are permanent residents, regular visitors and holidaymakers, covering the five-kilometre Mojacar Playa promenade.
The group welcomes all ages, nationalities and speeds. If you are interested in joining them go along on Wednesday and/or Saturday at 9am from October to April and at 8am from May to September.
The meeting point is opposite the Best Indalo Hotel on the Paseo del Mediterraneo, apart from on the first Saturday of each month when they meet at the Red Cross roundabout end of the promenade to be nearer to the the monthly post-run breakfast chosen cafe.