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Thanks To All Our Fabulous Supporters

As you may know, the Lanzarote Information team of Jules and Miguel are both racing in Ironman Lanzarote this weekend. For you, our fabulous readers, it means we may not respond to comments and questions as fast as we normally do over the next few days, but normal service we be resumed next week!

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It’s been an incredible journey for us – we’ve been part of the “back room” of Ironman for more than ten years, helping out with some of the organisation and volunteer work, providing radio commentary and of course covering the event as press, both for our own publications and for the prestigious Ironman website.

We made the decision a couple of years ago to actually enter the event for this year. It’s such an iconic part of the Lanzarote sports scene that we just felt the need to actually experience it for ourselves. The training has been incredible  read more »

Lanzarote Football CD Atletico Victoria 2 UD Lanzarote 0

Two killer blows in the opening minute and the last minute of the match sees the Rojillos end their season in defeat but still maintain 11th position in the Tercera Division (Fourth Tier).

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It was another disastrous start for Lanzarote. A shot from midfielder Joseph was saved by the Rojillos keeper Agoney but the rebound fell kindly for Héctor who made no mistake firing low and hard to give his side a 1-0 lead. The Rojillos were not happy as they believed Héctor was clearly offside but their discontentment was brushed aside by the dormant official.

Despite this setback Lanzarote were playing some good football and  read more »

Lanzarote Football UD Lanzarote 2 UD Ibarra 0

On a bright Sunday morning UD Lanzarote were at home for their penultimate game of the 2013/2014 season.  Both teams were safe in the knowledge that next season they will continue in the Third Division. But this did not stop both teams from trying to gain the 3 points on offer today thus improving their position in the league table.

The-initial-line-up UD Lanzarote

The UD Lanzarote coach had to make several changes to the starting line before the start of the game. Adrian Martin absent due to injury and further senior players absent Jotha and Tonito. This of course made way for the call up of Cadet Players Cheyenne and Aday. The first half saw little action much to the disappointment of the fans. Both sides lacked rhythm and the first real action came from UD Ibarra with a header from Adam to the near corner of the goal. As always Agoney for UD Lanzarote had it covered.

Our response came on the  read more »

Canarian Championships 2014

For the first time in history, Lanzarote hosted the Youth Canarian Championships.

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The championships took place over four days (23-26th April) with children selected from each of the Canarian islands to compete in 13 different sports. Competitions took place across many of the Lanzarote municipalities, showcasing their facilities and spectacular locations.

Lanzarote did extremely well in the handball competition this year coming first. The island also did well in  read more »

Ironman 2014 - Your Guide To Lanzarote's Biggest Sports Event

Ironman Lanzarote takes place on Saturday 17th May, and it’s the island’s largest event of any kind, with over 2,000 people competing, more than 4,000 volunteers assisting and tens of thousands of spectators watching.

Here’s your guide to where to watch and enjoy this spectacle, which starts at 7AM and finishes at midnight:

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This is located on the start / finish line which is on The Strip (the main avenida) in Puerto del Carmen, opposite Playa Grande. There are grandstands and you can also watch from the bars and restaurants across the street. It’s a great place to see  read more »

Lanzarote Football UD Lanzarote 1 UD Vecindario 2

The Rojillos suffered their defeat back in their home ground in Arrecife and their fourth overall on home turf this season.

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The Gran Canarian side had asked Lanzarote if the match could be brought forward a day which assisted the visiting side reduce the cost of their travel expenses. Only a few seasons ago Vecindario were playing their football in the second tier of Spanish football but as with so many Spanish clubs they are finding it difficult to survive financially.

The opening stages of the match were evenly battled out in the centre of the pitch but as the game grew so did the dominance of the home side.

The first opportunity for a strike at goal came from the Rojillos captain Jotha. The ex Real Madrid player hit a free kick from 20 yards which cleared the wall but also cleared the crossbar.

In the 35th minute the visitors should have been one up as striker Rubén Quesada was clean through with just the keeper to beat. The Lanzarote keeper Agoney stood tall until the last moment then saved his side as he has done on many occasion to keep the score goalless.

Two minutes later and a cross from Jotha on the right found the head of striker Rosmen on the edge of the six yard box. The tall striker superbly nodded the ball high over to the far post where centre back Adrián Martín carefully headed low into the corner of the net to give the Rojillos a 1-0 lead to take into the break.

Six minutes into the second half and  read more »

La Candelaria Rally

Lanzarote’s rally season starts at the weekend with the V Rallye La Candelaria – Tías (En Memoriía de Agustín Asensio Alemán).

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As with previous editions of this rally, there will be a night stage on Friday evening, continuing on Saturday over three routes within the municipality of Tías. The verification of vehicles will take place at the parking area of the football ground in Tías from 18:00 – 19:00 on Friday. The first car will then start the rally for two timed sections TC1 & TC 2 from Casa Heydi to Tegoyo at 21:00.  read more »

Lanzarote Football, Union Viera 2 UD Lanzarote 1

The Rojillos are really going to have to do something about their horrendous away form next season. In their last 13 outings they have picked up a measly four points and things got no better against strugglers Unión Viera.

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Lanzarote began the match the much better of the two sides. In the 20thminute the Rojillos deservedly took the lead when midfielder Javi Betancort won the ball off a defender and his perfectly placed pass across goal was gift wrapped for Lanzarote´s leading striker Rosmen to tap in and send the Rojillos into a 0-1 lead.

The Gran Canarian side woke up after this setback and began to threaten. Ten minutes before half time and the home side were level. A cross swung in was met by striker Samuel who headed across the goal and into the far post leaving the Rojillos keeper no chance.

Two minutes into  read more »

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