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Excellent response for Beat Your PB by Dillon

Over 200 runners have confirmed their participation for the Beat Your PB by Dillon.

Race to be held on Sunday, March 10

With just one week to go for the inaugural Beat Your PB by Dillon race, entries for the race have come in and fast with over 200 runners having already confirmed their participation for the 10K race that will be held on Sunday, March 10.

The race, which is being organised by CORSA and designed by top long-distance runner Dillon Cassar, is making its first appearance on the Maltese athletics calendar and has been specifically tailor-made to help the participants to try and clock their best personal time on the distance.

Cassar told the Times of Malta that he is very pleased with the response received for the race.

“I am really happy with how the race has been received by the local running community,” Cassar said.

“We are just over eight days from race days and we have already over 200 runners that have registered for this race. Our goal was to have close to 200 runners and we have already breached that target.

“I expect more entries this week and once we hit the 250 mark, registrations will be closed so that everyone can receive his medal.”

The race begins near ‘Mamma Mia’ in Ta Xbiex and runs along ‘The Strand’ towards Sliema and ends in Msida by the Parish Church.

The race shirt that will be given to all participants of the Beat Your PB By Dillon race.

“We wanted a very fast race and I opted to go for this route as it’s a familiar one for me as I run this course several times during training. It’s a very flat route with less than 15 metres in elevation, something you will not find in any of the races organised here in Malta,” the Mellieħa AC runner said.

“There are no uphills and it’s tailormade to run a very fast time. When we realised how flat this route was, we felt that there was no better name for it than Beat Your PB by Dillon and added to that the race is internationally recognised by AIMS.

“It has been a pleasure working with CORSA, they have a very professional set up and their agenda, besides promoting Malta as a sports tourism venue worldwide, intends to give the running community a different dimension.

“As soon as I asked that this race become AIMS certified – Matthew Pace assured me that all CORSA races shall be certified races.”

The medal to be awarded to all finishers at the Beat Your PB By Dillon race.

Cassar said that he hopes this race will help all their participants to try and push their standards.

“Everyone tries to run a personal best in every race he participates but it’s not always possible through various factors. This race provides the perfect platform for all runners to push up their standards and clock their best time,” he said.

“This race is not about who crosses the finish line first but it allows everyone to achieve their objectives.”

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