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Lanzarote Football Las Zocas 0 UD Lanzarote 1

It has been five long months since the Rojillos tasted victory on the road but thanks to an assist by British lad Louis Kennedy and a finish from Yaco late on, that terrible statistic has come to an end.

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After last week’s disappointing home defeat Rojillos manager Adolfo Pérez decided to introduce two junior players into the starting line up, defender Acaymo and striker Echedey Gómez.

The Tenerife side one place above Lanzarote prior to the match began the better of the two sides. The Rojillos defence was strong but upfront only looked dangerous on set pieces. The visitors were content with the game scoreless going into the half time break.

The home side kept up the same tempo in the second period but as Lanzarote grew in confidence as they began to claw their way into the game.

With five minutes left on the clock  read more »

Lanzarote Football UD Lanzarote 0 US Yaiza 1

Yaiza´s debut season in the Tercera Division (Fourth tier) is proving to be a good one. On a horrendous windy day they blew away Lanzarote early in the first half and in doing so completed the double over their more illustrious neighbours with their 3-1 home win earlier on in the season.

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The opening stages of the match were evenly balanced with both sides committed to winning the ball. In the 12 minute British boy Kennedy was put through the centre but just as he struck the ball the defender pulled back the winger ever so slightly but it was enough for Kennedy to stretch and sky the ball over the bar.

Two minutes later and good build up play for Yaiza set up midfielder Dani who struck the ball low and hard from just inside the area into the corner of the net giving our southern friends a 0-1 lead.

The visitors had another fantastic opportunity to double their advantage just a couple of minutes later. Striker Antonio Yeray let rip from the edge of the box and it was only a brilliant save from Rojillos keeper Agoney that prevented the visitors taking a two goal lead.

Lanzarote did press but  read more »

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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