Mario Grech – Il-Giri – Sodisfazzjon u Xewqat

Il-ġurnata tibda kmieni għal Mario Grech. Ta’ kuljum qabel ix-xogħol jiġri ġirja ta’ bejn 10 u 15-il kilometru. Din iżda ma tkunx l-unika sessjoni  tal-ġurnata għax filgħaxija  ikollu sessjoni oħra, u ħafna drabi ta’ filgħaxija tkun aktar intensa minn ta’ filgħodu. It-taħriġ ivarja. F’ċerti ġranet jiġri sagħtejn bla waqfien. F’oħrajn jagħmel sprints qosra. Xi drabi jkollu anke għawm jew rota. L-iskeda tat-taħriġ tiġi ppreparata mill-coach tiegħu Jesmond Bonnici u Mario jimxi magħha bl-eżatt. B’kollox jiġri madwar 110 kilometru fil-ġimgħa. Mario, […]

Love of Athletics – Janet Richard

When introduced to athletics, I immediately fell in love with the sport. I have been training for 2 years under the direction of my dedicated coach Zeljko Aras who recognised my passion for athletics and helped me to improve in this field. I attend the Convent of the Sacred Heart School in St. Julian’s. This school promotes sports and athletics from a very young age; in fact this was the place that introduced me to various disciplines, including the basic […]

Second in Category in Dorset’s Ultra Plus Trail Race for Sue Mercieca

Local trail runner Sue Mercieca recently participated in the Dorset Ultra Plus – a trail race of over 73km along the cliffs of the fossilised Jurassic Coast in the South West of England. Forming part of the Coastal Trail Series organised by Endurance Life Events (UK) the race was 45.5miles long (73.2km) and had an ascent of 2451 metres. Coming second in her category, Mercieca finished the event in 12 hours 16 minutes, with the first male Toby Chapman (Open) (UK) crossing the line in nearly 7hrs and the […]

Poet on the Run – Jonathan’s experience at the 2016 Malta Marathon

  The 31st edition of the Malta Marathon was the hardest experience for me even when including those I did abroad, due to the tough winds along all the course plus being one year older! Well done to all finishers! Besides that, after 5 km, I pulled away from the pack and this made it harder till the end, considering also the fact that till the 26th km during the marathon, one would still be going out from Ta’ Qali […]

Like Father like Son! Q&A with Mark Pace

What inspired you to take up running? Mostly I was influenced by my father and family to take up athletics. I had gotten to a point in my life where I was unhealthy and going through a rough period. I remember in 2008 I went to cheer my father on his 4th Half marathon and granted it was not his best time. I remember feeling a little emotional and I thought I wanted to experience something like that someday so […]

Relay Double for St.Patrick’s Athletic Club

St Patrick’s green and yellow colours shone brightly again when on Saturday 17th January, achieving a record in the club’s history managing to retain and crowned champions in the Road Relay Championships 5km race event winning it for a record 3 times in a row in 1:05:05 for the male team and 1:21:46 for the female team. Though dubbed to be the least strong team presented for the last three years, it had the merits and pride of being won […]

St. Patrick’s A.C. Annual Dinner and Awards Night-12.12.2014

Truly a night to treasure! From the excellent service provided by Dolmen staff and quality of the Buffett, awards presentation, raffle prizes, address by the Club President, to the gripping message by Fr. Lawrence Essery, ensured that everyone was engaged throughout the night.   Following a slow start, with the help of some aperitifs, at around nine all was set and everyone was settled down for the first run at the appetisers. As in the true nature of an athletic […]

SmartCity Road Races. 28th September 2014

SmartCity Malta will be hosting the third 8km Road Race in conjunction with St Patrick’s Athletic Club on September 28. The race starts from Laguna Walk at 8.30am. Runners proceed to Bighi Bay and on to Triq il-Missjoni Taljana before heading to Xg?ajra through the track around the Kalkara Naval Cemetery. Athletes will then descend to Xg?ajra Promenade and return to start point. An 8km walkathon and a 2km junior race will also be held on the day, making it […]

St Patrick’s Female Athletes Representing Malta Over The Weekend

6 of our club athletes were abroad over the weekend representing Malta in various disciplines.  On Saturday 12th July, Giselle Camilleri, Angele Sammut and Carmen Hili tackled the mountains of Gap, France at the European Mountain Championships. Giselle Camilleri placed 59th overall in a time of 51.34 whilst Angele and Carmen finished 61st and 62nd (out of 66 athletes) overall in a time of  52.36 and 53.50 respectively. Considering the absence of any mountains on our islands, it was a […]

St Patrick’s AC Ladies Make History

A great well done to all St Patrick’s AC female athletes. Last night our club made history. We were crowned Track & Field Champions, for the first time, in the women’s category. A great team effort by all our female athletes, knowing that we were deprived of our top track athletes either due to overseas participation or through injury. Great season for the girls. A clean sweep across the board. Last night’s victory together with the winning of this year’s […]