24/7 Fitness Club, Malta largest chain of gyms and fitness centres, has one again teamed up with Triathlon Malta to assist and help the younger generation of Maltese triathletes in their triathlon journey. In fact, for the second consecutive year, 24/7 Fitness Club will be the sponsoring the youths and children multisport races all throughout the 2019 season.
For over 15 years, 24/7 Fitness Club has been one of the local leaders in wellness and fitness. At present they manage six fully equipped clubs which are located strategically all around Malta in Ta' Qali, Mellieha, St. Paul's Bay, San Gwann, Santa Lucija, and the latest introduction at Haz-Zebbug. They pride themselves as being leading innovators by being the first to implement the 24/7 opening hours policy and by having physiotherapists as part of the team, with free group classes and advocating training ethics within all the six outlets.
This will be the second consecutive year that 24/7 Fitness Club will be supporting the young triathletes of Triathlon Malta, following a successful season of events and series last year. The young athletes, raging from 6 years to 16 years coming from the Malta Youth Triathlon Academy - MYTA take part in multisport races all throughout the season and collect points for their performances. More than 50 young triathletes take part as they are divided into 4 different categories according to age. Apart from that, MYTA athletes had various sessions at the fitness centre of Ta' Qali throughout the winter months in preparation for their summer races.
Commenting this sponsorship agreement, Cyprian Dalli, President of Triathlon Malta and Chairperson of MYTA stated that 'We have nothing but deep gratitude to the people behind 24/7 Fitness club for this renewed support and assistance. We are proud to have teamed up with the best in the field and we are very glad that we have such a positive collaboration with everyone at 24/7. We are happy to have them during our races and they are happy to have our budding triathletes at their clubs! We thank all the team, Thomas, Ryan, Sasha, Tasha and especially Frankie Gauci who believe in our projects and support us always. True to their motto, they surely are making a positive change in the lives of our young triathletes!. '
On the other hand, 24/7 reflected these thoughts and said that : 'Supporting the future generations of athletes is a privilege for 24/7 Fitness Club. We believe that supporting young athletes to engage in sport activities is of utmost importance. Influencing and supporting young generations to engage in a healthy life style is a vision we continuously aim for and work hard to achieve, and so for the second year running, we are proud to be the official sponsor of the Triathlon Malta and its young triathletes.'
24/7 Fitness is offering also various benefits for the adult athletes members of Triathlon Malta, especially discounts and benefits on memberships for their clubs and facilities.
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An unexpected positive turnout in the 1st Edition of TriGozo Garmin Sprint Triathlon; a multi-sport race which took place on the beautiful island of Gozo. The event saw athletes of all ages, from youths to adults in which the majority participated individually. The event was sanctioned by the Malta Triathlon Federation and valid towards Triathlete Of The Year Points for the 2019 season.
The Adult’s Sprint Triathlon race saw Shaun Galea of Pembroke Athleta & Triathlon take the honours with a time of 1:03:49. Galea was 3rd out of the water behind Bernard Sant and Nikol Micallef of Mosta Tri Team respectively. Shaun Galea pushed through the challenging, hilly route and managed to fight for the win. The fastest run split was in fact registered by Shaun Galea himself. Second and third-placed triathletes were Bernard Sant and Neil Markham of Mosta Tri Team.
In the female section, the race saw current National Champion Hannah Cutajar taking the lead throughout the whole route, with a finishing time of 1:08:39. Hannah managed a steady pace throughout; earning the fastest splits in all three disciplines. Second and third-placed triathletes were Margaret Seguna of Mosta Tri Team and the Gozitan Felicienne Mercieca.
The relay race was won by the team composed of David Sammut, Jason Vella and Johan Galea with a finishing time of 1:05:37.
The Youth Duathlon races, saw newcomer Liam Daly take the honours in Category 1 with a time of 4:17, while Miyah Vella of MYTA won the Category 1 Female category with a time of 5:18. Category 2 was won by Sven Cini of TriGozo and Julienne Woods of MYTA with a time of 16:25 and 18:12 respectively. Category 3 winners were Kai Azzopardi of MYTA with a time of 21:09 and Keira Attard of TriGozo with a time of 24:17, while Category 4 winners were Pavel Dalli of MYTA with a time of 25:57 and Pia Zammit, also of MYTA with a finishing time of 29:11.
The race organizers would like to thank the Ministry for Gozo, Gozo Sports Board, Zebbug Local Council, Transport Malta, The Malta Police Force, Agones SFC for the race setup, Mark Zammit for the ARRTS timing system, ERRC and all marshals who helped in one way or another during the race.
Also, main race sponsor Garmin Malta for fully supporting the event and also helping with the setup, CMC services SportsMania for sponsoring the race t-shirts of all athletes, also for the trophies and medals, H2Only Purified Drinking Water for providing water, Cassar Camilleri for providing Safari juices, Max Saliba for all promotional design, Al Capone Bar & Restaurant for providing vouchers to all finishers. Last but not least, all the athletes who participated in TriGozo Garmin Sprint Triathlon. The positive vibe made it all worth it. TriGozo’s 2nd Edition multi-sport race will be held next year.
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