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Ironman Lanzarote 2015 - What You Need To Know

Lanzarote’s largest sporting event takes place this year on Saturday May 23rd.

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We’ve put together this “crib sheet” for those of you visiting the island over that period, so you know what to expect!

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Ironman Lanzarote is known as one of the world’s toughest sporting events, and acknowledged as the most demanding triathlon. The three main components of that are the huge climbs and strong winds on the bike, and the soaring temperatures that always accompany the run phase.

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Here are the key points:  read more »

  • The event starts at 0700 in the morning on Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen, when all 2,000 or so competitors will start together for the 3.8KM swim, which consists of two loops.
  • The fastest competitors will finish the event

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There may have been rain but as far as UD Lanzarote were concerned the weekend couldn’t have been better. On Saturday, first placed team CD Marino lost whilst second placed side CD Mensajero drew. Lanzarote then came from behind on the Sunday to claim all three points and move within two points of top spot. A red hot weekend!

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At the start of play it was third placed Lanzarote versus third from bottom CD Vera. The Tenerife side certainly did not look like a team who were struggling at the foot of the table as they made the Rojillos work extremely hard for their victory.

Neither side looked comfortable in the early stages but it was the Rojillos who were the first to threaten. A strike from winger Toñito was saved by the keeper and Rosmen nodded home the rebound only for the official on the far side to wave his yellow flag for offside and the goal was anulled.

In the 19th minute the visitors finally woke Lanzarote up. A cross from the right was whipped in with pace and midfielder Sergio Pérez met the ball with a powerful header which gave the Lanzarote keeper Agoney no chance and gave the Tenerife side a surprise 0-1 lead.

The Rojillos reacted well with much better and quicker passing. It took just eight minutes for the  read more »

VI Rallye La Candelaria Tias 2015

Please note that this rally has been cancelled due to an issue with documentation

Twenty nine cars have registered for the VI Rallye La Candelaria - Tías En Memoria de Agustín Asensio Alemán which takes place this evening and tomorrow afternoon in Lanzarote.

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This rally is the first event in the motor racing calendar for the island with 10 timed sections over a total timed distance of 56.8 KM. The technical verification takes place at 18:00-19:00 tonight before race start at 21:00. There are 4 timed races in two locations on Friday night, and 6 timed races in  read more »

UD Lanzarote 1 CD Marino 1

The top three is as it was after this weekend’s round of games. Lanzarote maintain their superb unbeaten home record whilst second placed side CD Mensajero earn a good draw away at fifth placed side Real Sporting.

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It was more of a day for the beach rather than kicking a ball around for 90 minutes in blistering sun. Nevertheless whilst this was not a classic there was no lack of passion and the intensity of this match at times reached boiling point.

The Conejeros (Locals) had the first chance in the 7th minute. Midfielder Jeremy fed his skipper Rosmen but with no time available on the ball the Lanzarote striker toe poked an effort which produced an excellent save from the Tenerife goalkeeper.

For the remainder of the half Lanzarote had the majority of the ball but the visitors were well organised and killed any threat before the Rojillos could enter in the final third.

The league leaders came out for the second half with more intent and in the 57th minute some great quick passing on the edge of the area released striker Balduino. The strongly built front man who had been a handful for the Lanzarote defence neatly curled the ball with the outside of his foot wide of the Lanzarote keeper but with just enough bend on the ball to squeeze inside the post giving his side a 0-1 lead.

Lanzarote's response was almost immediate with the two British boys Kennedy and Brad combining to release Rosmen. From a narrow angle and with the ball at an awkward height the Lanzarote striker fired in a fierce shot but the keeper had  read more »

Swim, Bike & Run in Lanzarote 2015

This morning the Cabildo presented the calendar for the 6th edition of the swim competition Copa de Natación en Aguas Abiertas de Lanzarote, plus there are two new cups available for 2015 including trail running and mountain biking.

We welcome these new editions to the sporting calendar in Lanzarote, the above events are open to residents and visitors to participate in each one individually as well as the whole series to compete in the cup.

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VI Copa de Natación en Aguas Abiertas de Lanzarote

30 May VIII Travesía Playa del Jablillo - CN Nadamás  read more »

UD Lanzarote 2 CD Atletico Victoria 2

As the match entered into its 91st minute and with the Rojillos leading 2-0, one could have been forgiven for believing that Lanzarote had just secured another home victory. The Tenerife side were having none of that and hit two goals in space of a minute and deservedly secure a point in their bid to avoid relegation.

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The game had been moved forward a day earlier as return flights to Tenerife for the Sunday were fully booked due to carnival. The opening half hour of this game was poor with both sides unable to keep possession and neither goalkeeper was tested.

In the 34th minute January signing Adrián Barerrá decided to bring a bit of quality to the game when he whipped in a beauty of a cross from the left. Atléticos goalkeeper dived out to clear the danger but he could only get his fingertips on the ball and pushed it straight into the path of the league’s top scorer Rosmen. The Lanzarote Captain adjusted his feet slightly and with his chest guided the ball into the vacant net for his 22nd goal of the campaign to send his side 1-0 up going into the half time break.

The Tenerife manager made a couple of changes at half time and opted for a three man defence. This was a brave decision by the away side as Lanzarote have been formidable up front this season scoring more goals than any other team in the league.

The 19th placed side made this new formation work well and just four minutes into the second half Lanzarote´s man of the match Ángel Gil had to slide in to clear an effort off the goal line.

In the 56th minute the Lanzarote goalkeeper Rayco who is deputising for the suspended Agoney made two terrific instinctive saves within the space of a couple of seconds from midfielder Galván and striker David.

Midway through the second half great footwork from  read more »

UD Lanzarote 3 US Yaiza 0

This was a great derby match; plenty of action, some great quality football, four red cards and a derby match just wouldn’t be complete without the traditional full on brawl.

This win puts the Rojillos just one point behind league leaders CD Marino who lost their first game of the season on Sunday. Incredibly Lanzarote are now 14 points clear of fifth spot and as there are only four teams in the play offs Lanzarote must now surely focus on top spot to claim a Copa Del Rey place for next season. If any of you do not know Lanzarote´s cup history just click on history at the top of this page and all shall be revealed.

The game began at a very good pace and did not relent for the full 90 minutes which delighted the biggest crowd of the season with 1200 spectators . In the 6th minute a superb in swinging free kick delightfully floated into the box and was met by the towering figure of Lanzarotes Captain Rosmen. The league’s top scorer timed his jump to perfection and guided the ball with the weight of the free kick into the top corner giving his side an early 1-0 lead.

Two minutes later and the Rojillos were inches away from doubling their advantage when Toñito cut inside and from 20 yards hit a low powerful shot that beat the keeper but unfortunately for the Lanzarote winger it hit the left hand post and away for a goal kick.

In the 16th minute the Rojillos had a wonderful opportunity when the impressive Yaco hit in a low cross and Yaiza defender Kamara went to ground and raised his hand which the ball struck and the Ref immediately pointed to the spot. The tall central defender was lucky to stay on the pitch as he already had a yellow card and could have easily been given his second for this offence.

The ever reliable Rosmen stepped up looking for his 21st goal of the season and sent the keeper the wrong way but the ball flew off the post and away to safety.

The fourth placed side only real effort of the first half came shortly after when a free kick from 20 yards was deflected off a Lanzarote defender and all they earned was a corner kick.

The Rojillos didn’t have to wait long to get their reward for such positive football and what a reward it was  read more »

Lanzarote Marathon 2015

The Lanzarote Marathon will take place on the 12th December this year, providing a chance for a winter sunshine break before Christmas.

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The Lanzarote Marathon has a fabulous course which stretches along the coast from Costa Teguise to Puerto del Carmen, and there’s distances for all abilities starting from 5km to 42.2km.

If you were a runner registered in the Lanzarote Marathon 2014, there is a special discount of 50% off the  read more »

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