This weekend Amateur Cultural Association
"Costa Blanca" (ACRACB) moves from Alicante to Mazarrónto hold a conference in the International
Amateur Competition "Castillos de España". The said association, in
collaboration with the Radio Club Mazarrón and the City through the departments
of Tourism and Heritage, will be operatingat Castillo de los Vélez y la Torre de los Caballos to carry out this
Specifically, this Saturday 22 September will be at Castle of Vélezfrom 9 to 1pm, and Sunday 23 will be at Torre
de los Caballos at the same time. For this initiative stations and antennas
installed in these locations that operate“hams” in Mazarrón and Murcia, are expected to make 1000 contacts with
other “hams” in Spain and other parts of the Mediterranean.
The Radio Club Mazarrón invites all citizens to approach the historical
monuments to discover how the competition unfolds and how connections are made
between different “hams”. The initiative took place a few days ago from the
Torre de Santa Isabel in La Cumbrewhere they made more than 250 contacts in
just two hours. It is also expected soon to be operable from the Molinete and
el Castillo del Calentín.
After 18 years of the establishment of the Diploma Castles of Spain (DCE), the
Amateur Cultural Association "Costa Blanca", in collaboration with
the Diploma Castles of Spain, has aired this new release entitled "DCE
1.0". A version "modern and suited to our times. With innovation and
change and whose purpose is to promote our history, castles, fortifications,
towers, lookout, etc " said a spokesperson from ACRACB.
On 16 September the I Triathlon "Villa de Mazarrón" Championships was
held in Bolnuevo with the participation of 14 autonomous communities and the
Autonomous City of Melilla with up to 200 athletes. The only communities
failing to attend were Cantabria, La Rioja, Valencia and Ceuta. The test took
place in a gorgeous day of over 30 degrees and calm and clear waters for the
Galicia was the region that eventually won the general classification.
Catalonia were second on the podium and the Community of Madrid, finished
third. The championship was very exciting as the men's race was won by the team
from Catalonia, followed in second place by Galicia and Castilla La Mancha in
third place, while in females category Galicia was followed by Catalonia in
second place and Madrid taking third.
Despite the closeness of the championship, Galicia showed a good command of
this sport as the overall winners in men and women were athletes representing
this community. The men's race was won by Jesus Gomar García followed by Isaac Lopez Carrion second and
Ricardo Hernandez Marrero canary in third. In the females category three
Galician triathletes took a clean sweep of the podium. These were Marta
Jimenez Jimenez, Aida Valino Gomez and Melina G. Alonso Aradas.
The trophies and medals were
presented close to the erosions of Bolnuevo and was attended by the Mayor of
Mazarrón, Ginés Campillo, the General Director of Physical Activity and Sports,
Antonio Peñalver, President of the Spanish Triathlon Federation, José Hidalgo,
President of Triathlon in the Region of Murcia, Diego Calvo, and councilors
Andres Valera and Miguel M ª García.
The test took place without incident and had a great attendance by Civil
Defense and Red Cross. The first provided one van, two all-terrain vehicles, 1
assistant and 4 volunteers, while Red Cross deployed two ambulances SVB, 3
rescue watercraft, 1 rigid inflatable rescue, 4 kayaks, 3 terrain vehicles, one
van and 38 volunteers to cover security,
rescue and health care. The Mayor of Mazarrón, Ginés Campillo, wanted to
express his thanks for "the
excellent work carried out by Red Cross and Civil Protection living up to the
demands of this important sporting event."
The Mayor also wanted to acknowledge the work of the volunteers of Club
Deportivo "Bahia Mazarrón" and the Club Ciclista Mazarrón who also
showed "great professionalism and commitment to the organization of this
successful triathlon. We have shown that together we can do great things.
" Other thanks went to Aguilas and Fuente Alamo who contributed material
for the smooth running of the championship. The test is one more that is born
under the commemoration of the 440 anniversary of the granting of the privilege
of Villa and is "set to become a first class event in the sporting
calendar made under the umbrella of the
This Sunday September 16 a new
sporting event of Mazarrón will be held, that begins its journey under the
commemoration of the 440 anniversary of the granting of the privilege of Villa.
This time it comes from I Triatlón de las Comunidades Autónomas “Ciudad de
Mazarrón”to be held on the beach and promenade at Bolnuevo and by the road between
the popular fishing village with Mazarrón at the foot of the Las Moreras
The sporting event will bring together more than 200 athletes representing 15
regions and the autonomous city of Melilla. The men's race, in which 8 athletes
will be competing from each Region will start at 10 am, while the womens, also
8 per autonomy, will begin at 12 noon.
This consists of a 750 metre swim, a bike race between Mazarrón and Bolnuevo of
20 kilometers and finally a run along the seafront of Bolnuevo of 5 kilometers.
Sports Councilman Andres Valera, stressed that "this test has been
organized by the City of Mazarrón and I must also acknowledge the support of
the consistory of Fuente Alamo and Aguilas and by providing logistical material
to carry it out." The meeting "will be the start of triathlons that
will take place as a new challenge in the sporting calendar of the
municipality". The President of the Federación Murciana de Triatlón, Diego
Calvo, has very high hopes that "the first edition of Mazarrón joining
this sport will see a successful turnout."
The Mayor also thanked “the volunteers of Club Deportivo Bahía de Mazarrón and
del Club Ciclista Mazarrón in helping to develop the test, and Frutas Arias
Mazarrón for providing fruit juices and fruits to the participants". For
the smooth conduct of the event, the Bolnuevo road will be closed to traffic
between 10:15 and 10:45 hours for the men's event, and between 12:15 and 12:45
hours for the womens, so it is requested that citizens make use of alternative
routes for getting around the town as much as they can.
The Mayor of Mazarrón, Ginés Campillo, said that "this new event adds to a
fuller sporting calendar and more activities in the history of Mazarrón, so
thank the various clubs that are showing involvement to perform class sporting
events that are proving successful and that are making the municipality of Mazarrón one of diverse
disciplines. An encouraging trend will continue over the coming months linked
to the promotion of our town to the outside. "
Petanque facilities in the district of La
Cañadica plays host on Saturday September 15th to the championship “Primeras 12
horas regionales de petanca diurna” organized by the Club de Petanca Mazarrón
“Costa Cálida” and with the collaboration of the City of Mazarrón. This was
announced bythe Councillor for Sport,
Andrew Valera, Vice President of the Club, Francisco Ortiz, and its treasurer,
The Games "will begin at 9 am and participants can enjoy a meal in a day
that will be full of fun," said the Mayor of Sports. 14 teams are expected
to attendfrom the region including
those from Murcia, Cartagena, Lorca, Alhama, Totana, Aguilas and Torres de
Cotillos, and among those 4 are from Mazarrón.
As the Vice President of the club, Francisco Ortiz said "there will be
prizes for the top four and we are hoping to get a youth team that has
participated in the Championship of Spain." The tournament will take place
in the form of triplets and including athletes and family, about 70 people are
expected to attend.
The Treasurer of Club de Petanca Mazarrón “Costa Cálida” , Antonio Lobo,
thanked everyones support "because without them we could not have
undertaken this sporting event." Lobo also welcomed the co-operation
provided by Mazarrón Town Council for in addition to providingthe trophies, have supplied some details that
will be given to participants and will take care of the infrastructure to be
deployed in the Cañadica.