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Lanzarote Football, CD Racqui San Isidro 1 UD Lanzarote 0

Lanzarote end their winning run through a solitary goal three minutes into the second half against our Tenerife bogey side.

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On paper this should have looked like points for Rojillos managaer Adolfo Pérez. Lanzarote with their two wins on the bounce and San Isidro sitting bottom of the table without a point. The Rojillos have now just picked up two points in their last five matches away to San Isidro and on all of those occasions have failed to find the net. If you pick an away game to watch Lanzarote avoid this fixture.

The Rojillos, full of confidence began the game well dominating possession and winger Toñito creating problems for the Tenerife defence. As the game continued and with Lanzarote unable to get reward for their creativity the home side evened up the balance of play.

The best chance of the first half was for  read more »

Puerto Calero Fishing Competition

We really enjoyed our day out at sea with Paul & Ibon from Lanzarote Fishing yesterday. It was a shame that we weren’t one of the boats who caught and released the 13 marlin but they’re out again this morning for the second day of the competition.

XXI Concurso de Pesca de AlturaPaul from Lanzarote Fishing

It was our first experience of a sport fishing competition, there was a great camaraderie around the marina before the start. Thirty nine boats from Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Tenerife and La Palma entered the event. The star prize this year is €25,000 offered by Mapfre for the first fishing boat that either catches and releases 3 x blue marlin in one day or 4 x blue marlin over two days.

The boats are released from harbour at 9am and have until 5pm to record any catches. At the start, the fishing boats set off in all different directions, the more powerful boats heading for the richer waters around La Graciosa. We left the rain behind and our boat Tono headed across the Bocaina channel to a spot off the coast of Fuerteventura. Paul has caught competition winning marlin here  read more »

V Rallysprint Guatiza

The 5th edition of the motor racing Rallysprint Guatiza event takes place in Lanzarote on Saturday 7th September 2013.

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Points scored at the Rallysprint Guatiza count towards the Campeonato Insular de Lanzarote which ensures that the top local drivers will be participating. The test takes place on a the road between the villages of Guatiza and El Mojón. Racing starts at  read more »

Lanzarote Football, UD Realejos 1 UD Lanzarote 3

The football season has started and The Reds earned maximum points on their first outing of the season.

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I've posted an introduction to the season article on my website Mercancia Lanzarote and will be sharing my match reports with Lanzarote Information again this year, to keep you all up to date with the football league here in Lanzarote. In summary:

Top goal scorer Rosmen and ex Real Madrid player Jotha have committed to another season in a Lanzarote shirt. Ryan Macphee, the British 21 year old remains in the team although he has a slight injury, his brother Jamie has moved to Club Puerto del Carmen. Ryan’s 19 year old buddy, Louis Kennedy has earned a place on the team and was selected for the opening match in Tenerife. No 11, Toñito decided to stay with Lanzarote after an offer to join a Segunda B club. One to watch is 19 year old Nani, who’s already been noticed by clubs at a higher level.

U.D. Lanzarote are extremely excited with their ever growing expat support which is the envy of other Tercera Division clubs, Adolfo urges all expats and tourists to come and lend their voice and youngsters wearing the Lanzarote shirt are invited on to the pitch with the players for the team photo.

Three goals between brothers and strike partners Yaco and Rosmen Quevedo earn the Rojillos (The Reds) maximum points on their first outing of the season.

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Both sides opened their campaign desperately in search of the first goal of the football year. In the 9th minute the Tenerife side found that goal. Good work from forward Santi found his strike partner on the far post and Nando had the easiest of touches to send his side into an early 1-0 lead.

Lanzarote immediately were looking to level the score. Yaco who has had a great pre season came close beating the keeper with a good strike only to see his effort fly back off the upright. On the half hour the game was all square. A trademark pinpoint free kick from Jotha found Yaco and he made no mistake heading the ball home to make the score 1-1.

The Rojillos rode their luck a little late in  read more »

Famara Beach Race 2013

"Salimos por patas" means to leave a place in a hurry, running. In this context is used to mean something like "we run for them", them being the (4)-legged ones".  Under this catchy title (believe, it's catchier in Spanish), this is a race with a difference: a beach race to raise awareness against animal abandonment.

31-08-2013 Carrera Famara

The beach race will take place on the 31st of August with two distances: 5km and 10km.

Inscriptions for both are €5 payable at the Department of Youth & Sports of the Ayuntamiento of Teguise, or 1 hour before race start on the day itself.

The programme for the day is as follows:  read more »

UD Lanzarote Fixture List 2013 / 14

It’s almost time for the football season to start again in Lanzarote, although the stadium in Arrecife will be out of action for a couple of months.

Ciudad Deportiva Lanzarote pitch refurbishment

Work commenced in mid July to replace 6,551m2 of artificial turf at the “campo de fútbol de la Ciudad Deportiva Lanzarote”. The existing pitch had been worn out due to constant use, the project has cost 253,997 euros, which also allows for a new automatic irrigation system to keep the replacement pitch in optimum condition. Home games for UD Lanzarote during August & September will definitely be played at the football stadium in Tías, near Puerto del Carmen.

Season tickets for UD Lanzarote have  read more »

Spanish Boxing Championship FitnessMania

The Campeonato de España de Boxeo FitnessMania will be held in Arrieta, Lanzarote this Friday night.

Boxeo 9 Aug

Lanzaroteño Robert Hilario better known as ‘Tiburón’ will defending his Super Middleweight title won earlier this year against Iván Salcines. The boxing night will take place at the sports grounds of the Colegio de Arrieta, near Haría at 21:00 on Friday 9th August.  read more »

Lanzarote Marathon 2013

It’s the end of July and time to get serious about the Lanzarote Marathon which takes place on the 8th December 2013.

Lanzarote Marathon 2013

The Lanzarote International Marathon attracts more than 800 athletes from 22 countries to the island and is one of the most established events (23rd edition)in the sporting calendar here. There’s always a great atmosphere on race day and the climate is generally perfect at that time of year for a distance sporting event, as it’s not too hot, we can expect a little bit of cloud cover and a light wind.

Last year, Stephen & Bella Bayliss, who are husband and wife, won the marathon with times of 2:43:23 and 3:00:54 respectively. They’re no strangers to Lanzarote and enjoy the warm weather training facilities available at the Sands Beach Resort through the winter months. The year before, in 2011 it was Marcos Diehl and Pilar Isidro on the podium for the Lanzarote marathon with times of 2:37:40 and 3:14:30.

Lanzarote Marathon Course 2013

It’s not all long distance though, runners have a choice of three races starting with 10km, then a half distance marathon of 21km or the full marathon of 42km. The course will  read more »

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