412 participants took part in the First Freesia Family Fun Run which set off from the statue of Jaime 1 in Salou. 264 elected to run the 10 km route whilst 148 chose the 4km option. The participation and results showed an excellent representation from all the local athletic clubs and were as follows.
La 1ª Carrera Popular de Primavera de Salou, cuya inscripición iba dedicada íntegramente a dos asociaciones españolas de la lucha contra el cáncer, acabó con una gran participación, ya que en total fueron 412 los corredores que compitieron en los dos recorridos de 10kms y 4 kms. Estaba organizada por el Freesia Group, el Ayuntamiento de Salou y el Reus Ploms.
Resultados Carrera Popular
10 km masc:
1. Amine Daoudi (C.N. Reus Ploms)
2. Ramón Morata Villodre, Castelldefels
3. Angel Burguete Huart
10 km fem:
1. Laura Luetich, Cambrils
2. Esther Dominguez Sanchez, Begues
3. Esther Gines Rijas, Tarragona (10 de1000)
4 km masc:
1. Mohssen Elhaddad (C.N.Reus Ploms)
2. Guillem Virgili Guinjoan (Reus Deportiu)
3. Marc Nin Pages, Salou
4 km fem:
1. Natalia Fernandez Fox, Salou
2. Julia Roca Benaigues, Tarragona
3. Montserrat Beneito Ascaso, Salou (Club Estival Park)
Amongst those taking part were an ostrich (or was it an Illusion?), a couple of very good looking pirates (might they have come from the Old Pirate?) a carton of milk, naturally from the Old Brown Cow, and the Golden Girls. Rumour has it that Danny’s Boys stole the show with their acrobatics on route, including kissing the ladies.
In addition to paying the €5 entry fee, many of the participants collected sponsor money from family, friends, and colleagues – and this is still being collected. It should be paid into the Freesia account at La Caixa (account number 2100-1148-71-0100756853) or it can be given to any committee member or left, along with the sponsor form, with Edie at the Old Pirate (opposite Hotel Salou Park, in Salou).
The photos taken by John MacDonald on the day are available at the Rio Grande, Salou, and copies can be ordered there also. (The Freesia Group is receiving a contribution from these orders).
The Freesia Group would like to thank the many local businesses and organisations who have contributed to the running and success of this, the first annual Freesia Fun Run.
Ajuntament de Salou
– Àrea d’esports
– Patronat de Turisme
– Policia Local
c.n. Reus Ploms
Alumnos del URV, facultat de fisioteràpia
Restaurante La Barca, c/Colón
Restaurant The Old Pirate
Frutos Secos Borges
Inmobiliaria Derk Snijders
Cafeteria “Caffe di Mare”, c/Colón
Fruta del “Mercat del Camp”
Flores de “La Primavera”
Beer from “Big Al’s Imports”
Hotel Costa Caribe
House of Illusion
The Freesia Group would particularly like to thank Marijke Rietveld for all her hard work and efforts in master minding the whole event.
Marijke Rietveld with Marc Montagut, Director of the Salou Tourist Office, and Juan Hernandez, from the Sports Section of the Salou Ayuntamiento (Town Hall).