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Music Marathon Lanzarote 2014

This year’s edition of the Music Marathon in Lanzarote takes place in two weeks on the 1st of March.

Music Marathon 2014

Previously the Music Marathon Festival has been later in the year during October. Registration is open until the 27th of February, the discounted entry fee for early registration closes tomorrow on the 15th of February so you just have time to get your entry in.

There’s normally a  read more »

European Freestyle Pro Tour

The Ayuntamiento of Teguise have announced that the holiday resort of Costa Teguise will be hosting an international windsurfing event in July.

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The first European Freestyle Pro Tour will take place from the 9th to 12th of July 2014 in collaboration with the local council as part of their European Sport Destination brand.

According to the information from the event details on the EFPT website, the event organisers are Pro Center Antxon Otaegui and the Windsurfing Club Las Cucharas and is being sponsored by the Ayuntamiento of Teguise and the Cabildo of Lanzarote.

Riders will be competing for prize money of  read more »

Blanca Manchon in Playa Blanca

Blanca Manchón is a Professional Olympic Spanish windsurfer. She has been training at the Marina Rubicón Sailing Center in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote since the beginning of the month alongside her brother Curro Manchón, who is also her trainer.

Blanca Manchon Marina Rubicon Lanzarote

Image courtesy of www.blog.blancamanchon.com

She seems to have taken on board the advice from Olympic medallists in the 49er class Iker Martínez and Xabi Fernández who know the area well and recommended it for the objectives she has in mind this year.

Blanca has five world champion titles among many other accolades that she’s won since the tender age of 17 and is currently ranked 5th in the ISAF RS:X Class.

Apart from a talent for windsurfing, Blanca also has  read more »

Lanzarote Football, UD Lanzarote 2 UD Telde 1

The Rojillos third home win on the bounce sees them flying clear of the relegation zone by 12 points with goals from midfielders Echedey and Marcos Cabrera.

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U.D. Telde are in a relegation battle and began the match four points from the drop zone and were desperate to take something home to Gran Canaria with them. Surprisingly they began the match well, testing the Lanzarote keeper, Agoney on a couple of occasions and were not shy to bring men forward.

Gradually Lanzarote came into the game with midfielders Jotha and Marcos Cabrera dominating midfield. Nevertheless the Rojillos had to be patient as Telde got men behind the ball when they lost possession.

Some wonderful passing from Jotha sent winger Toñito on his way down the right flank as he was on one of his good days and constantly terrorized the visitors defence.

Lanzarote began to get a hold of the match and their patience was rewarded a few minutes before  read more »

British Olympic Para Triathlon Team Train In Lanzarote

The Para Triathlon squad destined to represent Team GB at Rio 2016 has spent the last two weeks here in Lanzarote on a warm weather training camp. Several of the athletes are already world champions and many are tipped for Olympic medals as para triathlon becomes part of The Olympics for the first time.

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Around 20 athletes came to the island, with specialist coaches, physiotherapists, sports psychologists and support staff. They stayed at Sands Beach Active in Costa Teguise for the duration, making great use of the training pool and gym facilities there. Everyone trained in the pool each morning at 0615, and then the days varied, with plenty of cycling and hand-cycling on the island’s roads and running on road, dirt-track and at the Arrecife stadium. On two of the days they headed to Puerto del Carmen to swim on the Ironman course and run part of the Ironman route along the sea front.

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It was a tough and very focused fortnight for all, but they had one night of light relief when they visited Barstro in Nazaret, where Viktor and Paul laid on a magnificent surprise Tapas meal.  read more »

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A great second half display from the Rojillos inspired with goals from brothers Rosmen and Yaco Quevedo give Lanzarote all three points and moves them up to 11th spot in the league table.

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The Tenerife side began the day in the final relegation spot and their game plan was simple, sit behind the ball and hope for something on the break. The first half was completely dominated by Lanzarote with the visitors not even having a strike at goal.

Jotha came close early on when he saw his free kick shave the post and Toñito who was in sparkling form from the first minute turned his defender inside out but his strike was wayward and landed somewhere near the butchers out of the ground.

Rosmen also wasted a couple of chances and looked desperate for a goal to restore his confidence. He didn’t have to wait too long.

Both sides have been miserable in front of goal all season and are the league’s lowest scorers with just 34 goals between them in a combined total of 42 matches so it wasn’t much of a surprise that the score remained goalless at the break.

The Conejeros (locals) began the second half with more urgency in their play and only five minutes into the half  read more »

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Two goals in the final two minutes of the first half was enough to beat a Lanzarote side who are struggling to find goals this season. Striker Rosmen pulled a goal back in the 65th minute and even though the Rojillos dominated there was no way through the Tenerife defence.

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The Rojillos are normally one of the league’s top scorers but this season they have only had a return of 18 goals in their 21 matches played. The only club in the league with a worse record is Racqui San Isidro who are rooted to the bottom of the league with their 15 goals.

Neither side in the opening 15 minutes had a strike at goal but as the half developed both sides had equal opportunities with Yaco and Toñito going close for Lanzarote and Trabado and Toledo for the home side.

Just when you thought that the half would end goalless tragedy struck from a Lanzarote point of view. A cross from winger Fran flew off Rojillos defender Taja and straight into the net giving the hosts a fortunate 1-0 lead.

A minute later and  read more »

Pro Tennis Circuit Comes To Lanzarote

Club La Santa are hosting a round of the ITF International Tennis Tournament on their outdoor courts starting today. Around 300 ladies are competing for $10,000 in prize money and world ranking points. Many of the players are tipped for major stardom in the future.

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Reinforcing Lanzarote’s reputation as a major sports destination, players from all over the world, including Japan, Ecuador and Russia, as well as most European countries will be playing.  read more »

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