More than three hundred took part in the annual San Silvestre fun run in Benidorm this morning – always taking place on the first Sunday after Christmas. Many embraced the occasion donning all manner of festive fancy dress including Santa’s, reindeer, snowmen… and even The Beatles complete with yellow submarine!
Starting first, at 10:00 was the family, non-competitive and children’s race who did one lap of the circuit. Afterwards, at 10:30 the serious runners took part, with the fastest man completing the two laps in 12 minutes and 13 seconds. The fastest lady was British expat Gemma Ann Selby, in a time of 15 minutes and 27 seconds.
It was a fabulous backdrop, with the sun shining, the Med glistening and spectators cheering the runners along the Levante promenade. A police outrider rode in front of the lead runner to ensure a clear path who even managed to lap the last of the ‘fun runners’ in the process. For those that want to make a note in the diary and start training, next year’s San Silvestre, it will take place on Sunday 27 December 2020!