The Nestlé Fitness Dingli 10 – 19 March 2014

Since 1991, the Dingli 10 has become established as a tradition and one of the most prestigious races on the local running calendar. The Dingli 10, sponsored by Nestle Fitness, is known for its scenic beauty and the challenging route.

The route is a fairly tough and hilly loop. The race starts at the square dedicated to Francis Ebejer in the middle of Dingli, and after an initial ‘flattish’ 1-mile loop, runners proceed towards the Nigret area in Rabat. The course goes down to Fiddien valley (the 4 mile mark), and this is where the hills start. For three miles, runners follow various country roads, mostly going uphill, with occasional flat respites. The eighth and ninth miles start with a short and steep hill, followed by a downhill stretch towards the spectacular Dingli Cliffs, and further rises and falls along the Cliffs’ panoramic road, which sap the energy reserves of all but the very toughest!

The final mile is a fast dash back towards the Dingli village centre, finally downhill, for a well-deserved welcome applause from the spectators present

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