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 by all local lads, made up of the evergreen veteran Jonathan Balzan(15.52),Clive Gerada (16.19), Mattew Cutajar (16.28) and Simon Spiteri (16.26). Jonathan also took the accolades of having the best time of the day.

The female team having several top runners missing did a great job to beat a strong La Salle AC. Joelle Cortis registered the second best time of the day registering a time of 18:58. Joanna Grech a product of the club’s nursery made her debut with the senior team with an encouraging time of 21:44. Ever improving Simone Magri and Maria Borg ran the 3rd and final leg respectively to clinch victory for the club.