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Author Topic: 22nd Las Galletas Half Marathon Sunday 8 April 2018

Offline Janet

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22nd Las Galletas Half Marathon Sunday 8 April 2018
« on: Tue 9 Jan 2018, 16:22 »


The annual Las Galletas half marathon (21km) and 10.5 km races will take place on Sunday 8 April. Inscription for this year’s runners is open with participants able to sign up online HERE. The event’s official website is HERE and there is a Facebook page for the event HERE.

The route is outlined in the image below and road restrictions are always in place in the morning of the race for the TF-66, TF-653 and TF-652.

(please see my website HERE for live links)

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Offline Myrtle Hogan-Lance

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Re: 22nd Las Galletas Half Marathon Sunday 8 April 2018
« Reply #1 on: Tue 9 Jan 2018, 18:19 »
Here we go again.  10.8km.  My first shirt is from the 14th run of the race.

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Re: 22nd Las Galletas Half Marathon Sunday 8 April 2018
« Reply #2 on: Wed 10 Jan 2018, 15:20 »
@Janet just in case you get contacted by would-be runners, the race is not open for entry yet.  The main site shows the 2017 race being closed for entry, and the gesport site does not have this year's race listed yet.  I'll continue to monitor because I am stupid and plan to run.


Offline Janet

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Re: 22nd Las Galletas Half Marathon Sunday 8 April 2018
« Reply #3 on: Wed 10 Jan 2018, 15:23 »
thank you, yes I know, the main website says explicitly that registration is possible from 1 January ... and that it must be done on the gesport website, which isn't open for bookings yet ...

the usual state of clarity ... :D
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Offline Myrtle Hogan-Lance

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Re: 22nd Las Galletas Half Marathon Sunday 8 April 2018
« Reply #4 on: Thu 18 Jan 2018, 13:56 »
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Offline Myrtle Hogan-Lance

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Re: 22nd Las Galletas Half Marathon Sunday 8 April 2018
« Reply #5 on: Sun 8 Apr 2018, 17:45 »
And................ whoops I did it again, for the 7th time.  It doesn't get any easier. 

The plus points:  Sparkling clean disinfected ablutions block at the sports centre (the lady who cleans them woke up at 0430 dying to get in to clean up after the hockey tournament yesterday; what a lady)  which really make the difference pre-run, the most fantastic support along the route including the finish where I was treated like a rock star, runners were kept safe and sound by cops and marshalls, a cool shirt, two drum bands, one by El Fraile and one on the way into Las Galletas, crazy kids handing out water at the water points. 

The minus points:  You cannot park anywhere in Las Galletas any more.  I arrived by 0730 for an 0900 start and just managed to park.  The car park near the harbour virtually cannot be used now as its full of fucking caravans (what the hell is wrong with Arona?).  Then, having finished, the authorities would not allow any cars on either route in or out of Las Galletas!!!!!!!  I ended up in the Ten Bel car centre, was spit out into Silencio, directed back into the car park where we all did U-turns, left again, made my own way out of Silencio to get stuck in the Guargacho flea market traffic.  In the end it was 45 minutes from leaving my parking spot in Las Galletas to getting on to the motorway!  Fuck that, not doing that again. 

The other minus point:  runners used to get a little backpack, a shirt, a hat, and some other little token present plus samples of things.  This year we got a shirt in a paper bag and that's it.  They really cheaped out.  That coupled with the traffic problems make me concerned for this race.  This was the 24th event, and I worry about future ones. 

Offline Anne 2009

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Re: 22nd Las Galletas Half Marathon Sunday 8 April 2018
« Reply #6 on: Sun 8 Apr 2018, 18:19 »
Congratulations on completing it. It certainly can't be an easy thing to accomplish   :clap: 
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Re: 22nd Las Galletas Half Marathon Sunday 8 April 2018
« Reply #7 on: Sun 8 Apr 2018, 19:03 »
Congratulations indeed!!!  :You_Rock_Emoticon: :smileys-cheers-222480:
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