Lanzarote has an extensive sporting calendar if you’re in to swim, bike or run events.
We’re already being contacted by athletes keen to secure their travel to participate in our local events, so we’ve started compiling our list of dates for aquathlon, duathlon, triathlon, swimming, cycling & running events taking place in Lanzarote during 2016.
Please bookmark this page as we’ll keep adding more events as the race dates are announced, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like a quote for flights & accommodation in relation to any of these sporting events.
16th January 2016 International Lanzarote Duathlon
30th January to 2nd February 2016 4 Stage MTB Lanzarote
31st January 2016 Trail La Candelaria
31st January 2016 VI Carrera Popular Tabayesco
6th February 2016 Timanfaya Triathlon
14th February 2016 Nu Tri Cross
27th & 28th February 2016 Desafio Octava Isla read more »
Lanzarote’s stuttering start to the season continues as they earn just their third point in their last four outings. With striker Dani López leaving the club and with Captain Rosmen who has been out for three weeks through injury and will not be returning for at least a month there is no doubt the Rojillos are lacking firepower upfront.
The day did not begin well for manager Adolfo Pérez with defender Raúl unable to travel due to illness just hours before the flight to Gran Canaria. Fran Gil was drafted into the starting line up for his first game of the season, the Lanzarote centre back had been out with a minor knee injury and a hernia operation.
The opening half hour was even with possession though Lanzarote had three opportunities with Kennedy, Marcos Cabrera and Ayoze Pérez all coming close to breaking the deadlock.
In the 33rd minute Louis Kennedy was only a whisker away from celebrating his 23rd birthday with a goal but his strike from the edge of the area went inches wide of the keeper’s right hand post.
Three minutes later and Arucas striker Omar Rodríguez saw his effort come back off the left hand post and just before the break the hosts again came close with a header as they went into the break on the front foot.
Three minutes into the second half and a defence splitting one two let in Omar Rodríguez . The Gran Canarian striker who has just returned to the island from his stint with Real Madrid under 18´s slid the ball beyond Rojillos keeper Alejandro Martín and inside the right hand post to give the second from bottom side a 1-0 lead.
Lanzarote then had a couple of opportunities to level with Miguel Gómez creating chances for Ayoze Pérez and Toñito but they failed to convert the good work from Miguel. read more »
The annual trail run from El Golfo, known as the Pardelator will take place in Lanzarote on the 22nd October 2016.
The event includes a 10km trail run for adults, a kids race and a guided walk.
Registration is open, the entry cost is €6 for the run, €3 for the walk and kids are free. Registration can be made by telephone on 928 836 834. read more »
There may have not been any goals but this match was far from boring. Los Rojillos (The Reds) dominated the match creating many opportunities but a combination of great goalkeeping and the woodwork prevented Lanzarote claiming all three points.
The Tenerife side went into this match as league leaders winning four and drawing two of their six matches played but they were forced to defend the majority of this game.
Lanzarote began on the front foot. Rojillos midfielder Marcos Cabrera had two efforts on goal in the seventh and ninth minute; the first was a bullet of a shot going just a metre wide of the left hand post and the second clearing the bar by a few feet.
In the 20th minute a beautiful cross field pass from defender Raúl sent winger Toñito on the chase, as the ball bounced the goalkeeper completely clattered Toñito and in what seemed a clear penalty the Referee waived play on.
The Rojillos were on top and looking sharp. In the 22nd minute a long throw from near the corner flag was headed on from Javi Betancort to Javi Melian, in an instant the striker side footed the ball from the flick on but the Tenerife keeper produced a top quality save palming the ball away for a corner.
Lanzarote were in the middle of a great spell but just could not apply that finishing touch to compliment their great build up play. read more »
The Rojillos return from Tenerife with a good point against a side that have now drawn five of their opening six matches having lost the other to league leaders C.D.Marino.
It was almost a year to the day that British boy Brad Cockerill suffered a cruciate knee injury and manager Adolfo Pérez finally gave Brad his first start since that fateful day.
After last week’s dismal performance this was the perfect opportunity for the Rojillos manager to make a change. Brad had a good game finally running out of steam in the 65th minute where he was substituted.
The hosts began the match the better of the two sides keeping possession but it was Lanzarote with midfielder Marcos Cabrera who was first to threaten. His goal bound strike from 18 yards was diverted for a corner by a defender.
CD Vera took the lead in the 18th minute in controversial style. Defender Ramsés received the ball just inside his opponent’s 18 yard box and the Lanzarote players were furious as they felt he was well offside. Ramsés slid the ball past keeper Alejandro to send his side 1-0 up.
The locals had a very good opportunity to double their lead just before the half hour when striker Victor forced the Lanzarote keeper into a good save.
The Rojillos manager had made two brave decisions; one was to start with Brad as he had only come on as a sub for less than five minutes a couple of weeks ago and the other was to give a debut to 16 year old Enzo Torres. The youngster showed potential but all the danger was coming down his flank so Adolfo opted to bring on the experienced Miguel in the 38th minute to replace the debutant.
The visitors gradually eased themselves into the game and as half time approached they looked the more likely team to score next.
Lanzarote upped the tempo early in the second period and new boy Borja Vera came close in the 50th minute only being denied by a good save from the Tenerife keeper.
The Rojillos did not have to wait much longer. In the 51st minute read more »
The Rojillos record of 43 home matches since a defeat ended in dramatic and devastating style against a side who have just been promoted to the Tercera Divison on Sunday afternoon.
Anyone witnessing this match would have seen Lanzarote were not at their best however the Tenerife side played some fantastic quick and neat football and with striker and man of the match Gerardo putting in a performance that I have not seen for many years by a visiting player, Lanzarote were simply blown apart.
Not only did Gerardo score four but he was so close with several more and the panic with the Lanzarote defence was evident as soon as he had the ball.
One must congratulate Lanzarote first; many fans have never seen a home defeat as the Rojillos last defeat 44 games ago was against UD Vecindario of Gran Canaria on the 12th April 2014. Two full seasons have passed which included 27 wins and 16 draws. Even the mighty Barcelona had gone 31 home games since a defeat but a shock loss to strugglers Malaga ended that run.
Congratulations to manager Adolfo Pérez and every player over the last two and a half years.
The first goal arrived midway through the first half, a poor defensive header from stand in Captain Ángel Gil gifting the visitors a corner. The corner kick was headed back across goal from the far post and the Rojillo defence failed to deal with the situation as the ball fell in the six yard box to the foot of midfielder Samu who rifled it home into the top corner and sending his side 0-1 up. read more »
I was interested to meet Paul Brown, because I’ve never totally understood what an Osteopath is. He explained to me that Osteopathy dates back to ancient Greek times, and is the diagnosis and treatment of the structural parts of the body. It’s all about the relationship between bones, muscles and the connecting tissues. Typically, Osteopaths are called in when someone is suffering from pain, often in the back. They are able to diagnose what the problem is, and then manipulate the body to provide relief.
The Rojillos gained their first win of the season in an incredible first half which saw five goals scored in an 18 minute period sending Lanzarote up to sixth spot in the table after three games.
The match was played two hours later than normal (2pm) as this was to assist the La Palma side with their connecting flights via Tenerife. At kick off the temperature was 30 degrees and climbing but this did not deter both sides playing good entertaining football.
With two draws in their opening two matches Adolfo Pérez´s men were under pressure to secure their first win of the season in front of their home crowd.
With the new signings of Dani López and Borja , the Rojillos manager is not short of attacking options alongside Rosmen and wingers Kennedy, Miguel Gómez and the suspended Toñito. I am sure there will be plenty of goals in this team this season.
The game began at a fast pace despite the ferocious heat with Rosmen just firing wide with a volley from 25 yards after three minutes.The Abram family from Oldham with Lanzarote´s legendary fan Antonio.
In the 20th minute the La Palma side broke on a quick counter and with two Tenisca players free in the centre it was Borja who read the situation sprinting back to clear the danger.
The breakthrough came in the 24th minute. Rosmen controlled the ball on the edge of the six yard box and laid the ball back perfectly for Miguel Gómez. The midfielder angled his body and struck from the edge of the box placing his right foot shot with power into the top right hand corner hitting the underside of the bar and bouncing into the net.
This lad can hit a ball with either his left or right foot with power and accuracy. Last season Miguel was runner up for the player of the season but was let down with his four red cards, if he can control his temperament he will be the player to watch this season. read more »