Photos: Mariann Peksar
On Saturday, the 10-kilometer road run of Virtsu Sea Day took place for the third time in Virtsu.
Last year, there was no sea day in coron conditions, but it did. This year, on the second Saturday of July, there were a lot of running enthusiasts and other people in Virtsu again.
Last year, nature gave runners a big storm to bite. The runners had to flee under the falling trees. This year, at the start, however, the degree glass showed 31 degrees of warmth and 59 running friends from more than 20 running clubs or schools started with it. Now it was very important for the runners to monitor just the right pace and health. There were some breakers during the race and two runners also needed the intervention of the competition doctor. However, everything went well and the run was very tense.
This year’s running track was the fastest ever drawn by the organizers. 95% on asphalt and largely passed the old railway dam, start and finish at Virtsu school.
The young runners gave the kick-off for a distance of 5 kilometers. It was a great pleasure that five young athletes from Lihula and Virtsu schools also bowed to the starting line.
Timmo Kaasik took the first place in the boys’ race. The athlete, who trains daily in the South Lääne County football club, covered the running time with the time of 22.07.4. Mihkel Piirsalu won the second place with a minute and 29 seconds, who skilfully shared his pace. The third place also belonged to the young man of Lääneranna municipality. 11-year-old Henry Kurnim was 25.14.8. Henry is involved in both football and athletics.
The winner of the girls’ competition was Triathlon Estonia athlete Karmel Jano. The winning time was 22.11.8. The second or third place was won by the good running girls of Virtsu school. Kertu Kesküla’s silver-worthy race came in 27.59.9 and Liis Kaisel finished bronze with a result of 29.06.7. The third girl from Virtsu school was also good. Helen Puuri, who finished fifth with a time of 37.05.3.
Both Timmo and Kertu also earned the special prizes for the best young runner on the West Coast.
Liliana Tower won the main distance in women’s competition. The runner-up of the Precision Athletes Running Club was the only women in less than 40 minutes. The race time for him is 39.54. This gave the overall ranking 13th place. Inga Kree finished second in the finish line, her club is SK Jooksupartner. Time for him 42.42.8. The third place belonged to the former athlete of Lääneranna municipality Katrin Lehtpuu, who represents the club named FB Jooksmine and will have 43.50.4. The women’s top six, for example, maintained an average mileage between 4.00 and 4.36. The best female athlete in our municipality was Mariliis Pikkar.
Franko Reinhold took first place in the men’s competition. The athlete representing the running team Franko ran 34.20. His average mileage was 3.26. Second, the runner of Precision Athletes, Tarvi Tameri, ran himself with a time of 34.44.0. Third place went to Enar Mustonen. The training partner showed the runner the finish clock by 36.15.0. Barely, in 5.4 seconds, he lost the podium place and this time was the fourth, the winner of Virtsu’s first road race Martin Tarkpea. The best man on the West Coast this time was Martin Murre.
The Virtsu road race was supported by many companies. So the prize bags were very big. The six best athletes of each age group were invited to the award ceremony. In addition, the best of each group in Lääneranna municipality was awarded. Finally, there was a raffle and prizes for the volunteers.
The running competition is organized every year by the South Lääne County Football Club and the Kesamaa family. In addition, a large number of volunteers are helpful.
Source: Lääne Elu by online.le.ee.
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