Andrew Grech at the 1st European Games held in Baku

Posted by Mellieha AC 26th June 2015 0 Comment 1977 views

The fairy-tale of our own Andrew Grech, added another chapter, and like most fairy-tales, it was written far away from home, away from the comfort zone, in Baku, Azerbaijan during the 2015 European Games. After dominating the local running scene, with victory over victory, Andrew was awarded the privilege to represent Malta in the European […]

From MAC Nursery to the Streets

Posted by Mellieha AC 12th March 2015 0 Comment 2179 views

“I had my stomach in knots.”  That’s how one MAC first-timer described herself at the starting line on 22 February.  Another said, “My build-up started about a week before and even had some sleepless nights.”  21 kilometres were ahead, and they rarely or never covered such a distance in their training.  Their dream was so […]

Our own Andrew Grech’s Winning Marathon Experience

Posted by Mellieha AC 9th March 2015 0 Comment 2228 views

As on Sunday, the wind blew and blew, MAC’s own flag waved highly and then higher as Andrew Grech finished the first Maltese Marathoner on the day with another personal best time of 2:32:34, thus now winning all local road races from 5km to 42.1km. MAC’s flag is flying high and we are very happy […]

A great Malta Marathon for MAC

Posted by Mellieha AC 25th February 2015 0 Comment 2353 views

It has been another happy Marathon Day for our club, and one that confirmed the growth and standing of our club. On a textbook February day, under grey skies, and strong showers of rain coupled with wind, our 104 blue shirted finishers at the Half Marathon event and a further 13 who finished the almighty […]

A first half-marathon for our athletes

Posted by Mellieha AC 15th February 2015 0 Comment 2088 views

The big day is looming.  It is exciting any seasoned athlete, any seasoned runner.  So imagine those doing it for the first time.  As the American poet Emily Dickinson once said, whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon.  At the time then it’s safe to say, that those […]

1st Marathon for MACer John

Posted by Mellieha AC 11th February 2015 0 Comment 2174 views

As the Christmas and New Year festivities pass on, many complain of an anti-climax, but for us runners, the weeks that follow soon after are the most important. For someone like our athlete John Rapinett, they were even more so, as the past weeks were ones of long runs, all aimed to pinnacle in his […]

Mellieħa A.C. fill in Ta’ Qali roads

Posted by Mellieha AC 27th January 2015 0 Comment 2007 views

For another Sunday, Mellieħa A.C. runners honoured the fourth MAAA League Race, once again a 10km race, this time at Ta’ Qali. As it has been the norm lately, our contingent was huge, 63 from a total of 138. Both male and female categories were dominated by our club runners! Once again, Andrew Grech controlled […]

The MAAA Road Running League rolls on

Posted by Mellieha AC 13th January 2015 0 Comment 1836 views

While most Buġibba establishments were still reeling from the Christmas and New Year celebrations, once again a big number of our club’s athletes joined up for the 3rd MAAA Road Running League Race at the same town. Mother Nature wasn’t too helpful for the first race of the year, as while there was no rain, […]

Starting the year picking oranges

Posted by Mellieha AC 11th January 2015 0 Comment 1668 views

Running and our club bring people together, and on the first Saturday of the year, a number of athletes from our club joined up and swapped the roads to the soil.  It wasn’t for a cross-country run or race but to pick up oranges for St Joseph’s Home at Santa Venera. It proved to be […]

Athletes of the Year awarded during Christmas Lunch

Posted by Mellieha AC 24th December 2014 0 Comment 1869 views

Fresh from the successful day at the Birkirkara St Joseph Road Races, Sunday lunch was time to get into the Christmas festive spirit together and celebrate another good year, this time at Cafè del Mar. The strength and camaraderie of our club was confirmed by the 150 attendants, which made it the biggest Christmas lunch […]