Benitses Corfu mountain trail-2014

Corfu Mountain Trail 2014

Last updated on December 9th, 2020 at 02:00 pm

Corfu mountain trail
Corfu mountain trail

Update: Corfu Mountain Trail in Benitses has been abandoned since 2015, this post has only historical value.

3rd CORFU MOUNTAIN TRAIL was successfully held today 2-2-2014

Despite the cold and rainy weather this year’s 3rd CORFU MOUNTAIN TRAIL in Benitses had great success.

The starting time was at 8 AM as scheduled for both routes of 17 and 37 km respectively.
Volunteers and organizers gave their best and everything worked flawlessly, with the participation of 293 athletes from all over Greece that exceeded all expectations and despite the rain and cold, a large number of people were at the starting point during the whole event.

As athletes said the path was difficult and slippery, also the rain made conditions difficult but also the beautiful mountain scenery more spectacular, something that helped almost all athletes to finish normally, only three of them did not make it.

We wish and hope that next year the event will have even greater success and more participants.

«CORFU MOUNTAIN TRAIL» – How it started

Two years ago some Corfiots in sport conceived the idea of a race that would fit in the diverse landscape of Corfu and at the same time would be quite difficult to attract participation from all over Greece and slowly established itself as a major race event among many others already conducted throughout the country.

What more appropriate than the very beautiful verdant landscape of Corfu and particularly that of the central mountainous region of the island.

So some people thought that a race run in this mountainous terrain would have great response and success but also a large degree of difficulty enough to attract big names and become nationally and internationally known.

The area in and around Benitses was considered as the most suitable, indeed Benitses as a tourist center that has the ability to host an unlimited number of athletes and escorts also have the infrastructure and large open spaces suitable for starting, stopping and install of technical infrastructure for full monitoring and control of the entire route.
Also, the constant population growth in recent years makes Benitses a small town rather than a village, infrastructure and the position of Benitses also help furthermore.

The route from Benitses to the surrounding villages is large enough to hold two races, a 17 km route and a route of 37 kilometers, both within an area of outstanding natural beauty, full of olive groves, these races will help to highlight the natural environment of the exceptional beauty of this part of our island.

If you combine the fact that the long race is slightly smaller than a marathon as well that this is done on mountain trails with steep slopes and many alternations are easily perceived that the degree of difficulty is greater than a marathon.

So in the winter of 2011 held the first race with sufficient success, resulting in the continuation of the second race running in mountainous terrain in February 2013 under the name «CORFU MOUNTAIN TRAIL 2013» with even greater success and appearances.

The race has now become known nationwide and this year was organized and held on Sunday, 2 February 2014 the 3rd mountainous terrain race run under the name «CORFU MOUNTAIN TRAIL 2014».

The race was organized by the «CORFU MOUNTAIN TRAIL» and held in the standard path on the geographic unit designated by the villages of Benitses, Gastouri, Agioi Deka, Kato Garouna and Stavros.

As the time limit for completion of the 17km race is the time of four (4 ) hours and a time limit for completion of the 37 km race is the time of eight (8 ) hours.

Valid athletes are those who finish within the time limit.
The elevation difference of long-stroke (RAIN TRAIL) is 2020 meters and the small (OLIVE TREE TRAIL) is 1000 meters.

ENTRY RIGHTS

Men and women over the age of 18 have the right to participate in the race. The age of 18 must be fulfilled at the date of the race. Athletes under the age of 18 are allowed to participate only with an affirmation signed by the parent or guardian.

The sports event consists of three parts:

MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUNNING RACE with two optional routes: OLIVE TREE TRAIL (17km) & RAIN TRAIL (37km)
HIKING ROUTE with a length of 5 km
KIDS RACE 1000 meters at the square of Benitses, for pupils of Elementary School. There will be two categories: Girls up to 12 years old and boys up to 12, born after 2002. The Kids Race is sponsored by the Corfiot Gym Association and the TE Segas.
NOTE: Because of the bad weather This year`s children’s race was postponed until next Sunday and will be held in the town of Corfu, specifically in the position of the Esplanade square.

PARTICIPATION FEE

The cost to participate in the race of 37 km is € 30 and 17 km is € 20.
More information on what the package includes, ie participation as commemorative medals, electronic timing, security, catering, seminars from coaches before the match, rehabilitation massage, meals, gifts, etc.

Regarding the accommodation of athletes and escorts, accommodation have been secured in Benitses, the price will be low and will vary each year depending, see details on the organization`s site.

RACE CATEGORIES

1) Men (18-40) born from 01.01.1974 to 02.02.1996,
2)Men Veteran (41-55) born 1959-1973 and 55 and over (1958 +)
3)Women (18-40) born from 1996 to 1974,
4)Women Veteran (41 +) 1973 +

AWARDS

The first place of each category and each track will get a cup and a medal. Second and third place will receive a medal. All athletes who finish within the time limit receive a memorial medal and a participation diploma.

EQUIPMENT

It is recommended to all athletes to have a flask to supply with water from the provision points and therefore have hydration autonomy, a raincoat in case of rain, and a cell phone.

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Benitses Ex Workers Reunion 2014

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Last updated on September 22nd, 2020 at 12:26 pm

Benitses workers Reunion June 21st 2014

21st of June, the reunion of reunions? we work to make it so

Are ya coming to the reunion of reunions?
Open to all ex Benitses workers and reps from any era.
Meet up with old friends, workmates (and conquests) from the best time of our lives in the place we all hold close to our hearts.

Reunion 2013 was absolutely brilliant. 2014 is gonna be HUGE!!

Open to all ex Benitses workers and reps from any era.

The chance to re-visit and re-live the best days of our lives, with old friends and in the resort that we all love.

The facebook group for this reunion is here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/benitsesworkers/

U re welcome to join the group and find details and info on how to joint the real event too, u are welcome to the big Reunion in Benitses.

The announcement by one of the organizer’s Chris Alexander:

Well, It’s official, the reunion festivities will start on June 21st! I hope you are all starting to get excited. Lots of people have booked their flights so all you out there who haven’t and want to come, get on and book it!
So the planned itinerary is as follows:
Saturday 21st June is Reunion party night at the Stadium, dress code; your Benitses worker’s uniforms/T-shirts
Sunday 22nd June 3 till 6 pm hangover pool party at the stadium pool where the bar will be open and lots of pool games!
Other events for those stopping for a week or more;
A day trip on mass to Marathias beach for more laughs.
Night yet to be arranged but Linda Hutton has kindly agreed to host a BBQ at hers with us all chipping in to share the cost.
Thursday 19th June there are World Cup qualifying games, England at 10 pm and Greece at 1 am (Greek time). Dress code: England T-shirts and flags AND togas so bring a bedsheet!
Most importantly spend time catching up and reminiscing with all your friends, and places that mean so much to you when you worked there.
Please feel free to suggest any other events on here but we are sure that when we are all together the ideas will flow and as happened last year spontaneous piss ups will occur day and night!
Ps to all the ’80s and 90’s DJ’s that are coming can you let me know if you want to do a set on the reunion night for old times sake and a laugh.
BRING IT ON!

Below are some pics from last year`s meeting (July 2013)

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FC Iraklis Agioi Deka – FC Benitses

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Last updated on September 8th, 2020 at 09:03 am

Sunday 16 February 2014

An episodic Derby became today at the small stadium of Agioi Deka, from one side the experience and strong football team of Benitses and the other the young and very fast team of the spectators.

Things were difficult from the beginning for Benitses and became worse when they got behind in score after a goal from a distant shot by no 10 of Agioi Deka “Endri”, it was about halfway through the first half.

Benitses managed to equalize thought after a few minutes with a direct free-kick from the left by their no 10 midfielders Stratigos, the ball hit the ground and tricked the keeper ending in his left corner.
And while everyone waited for the end of the first half, in the 45th minute after a bad fending of defender Karadinos the ball hit the legs on Entri again and ended slowly in Benitses`s nets for the 2-1 for Iraklis(Hercules) of Agioi Deka.

The second half Benitses played a little better but without many final efforts, from the side of Hercules we had delays in any opportunity, so we reached the 7th minute of extra time and the match looked lost for Benitses when really at the last moment the corner from the right of Stratigos and the header by Giourgas save the day for FC Benitses, final score 2 – 2.
We had three red cards for Benitses players which were really irritable throughout the match, they equalized with nine players on the field and finished the match with eight after the miscarriage of goalkeeper Ntaekos when he complained unnecessarily to the linesman, serious episodes followed in the locker room after the end of the game.

The Referee was moderate, didn`t make serious mistakes but irritated enough the players of both teams, the ten-minute lasted extra time may seem too much but was fully justified since after 2-1 players of Hercules fell to the ground at the slightest touch and remained down for some time with the apparent purpose of delaying the game, also during substitutions there were delays for several minutes.

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FC Benitses – FC Kavos 3-2, March 15th 2014

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Last updated on September 8th, 2020 at 09:01 am

Saturday 15 March 2014

FC Benitses-Kavos
FC Benitses-Kavos

After 3 games without a win, at last, a victory for our team over the first in ranking F.C Kavos with a score 3-2,
was a full thrills game where both teams claimed victory playing attacking football.

The match started perfectly for Benitses who was preceded in the 8th minute after a header from Tranakas.
The first half went by the FC Kavos that had a slight lead chasing an equalizer but Benitses were the team that lost the best opportunities for more goals.

Benitses lost at the beginning of the second half the best chance to double the score when Tranakas failed to score while he was alone with the keeper Makantanis who managed to ward off the ball.
Kavos tied the score in the 48th minute with Dimitris Vlassis who defeated goalkeeper Mastoras with a middle range shot.

Another great opportunity for Benitses was lost in the 55th minute when the header from Gianniotis hit the right post.
Seven minutes later the second goal for Kavos after distant foul kick by Natsis and a tragic mistake from keeper Mastoras who left the ball through his hands to end into the net, 1-2 for Kavos.

At this point coach Giannoulis threw in the game the young player Katsoulis who with his passion dragged his teammates to believe in tipping, Benitses team staged performance and closed Kavos in the penalty area.
In the 75th minute a foul for Benitses about 10 yards outside the area, Demetriades shot an unreachable shot that sent the ball in the right window of Makantanis for the equalizer, 2-2

Benitses continued with the same passion, and about 4 minutes before the end Katsoulis chased a seemingly lost ball forcing the keeper to come out of the area to clear, the ball hit Katsoulis legs and ended slowly into the net for the final score: F.C Benitses – F.C Kavos 3 – 2

After today’s results in the rating of A EPSK division, F.C Kavos remains in 1st place with 50 points, followed by lefkimi with 43, while ​​third position is shared by Eagle of St. Athanasius and FC Benitses on 39 points, Hercules of Agioi Deka follows with 38 points but one match less.
Everything is still open even for second place that leads to upper-division.

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The STADIUM of FC Club Benitses

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The STADIUM of FC Club Benitses Inaugurated today 04.01.2015

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Pie Cutting of Football Club Benitses

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Last updated on September 8th, 2020 at 08:58 am

Monday 17-2-2014

On Monday at 6 pm the Athletic Football Association of Benitses cut the New Years’ pie in the Community`s building Hall.
People were more than any expectation and so showed their support to the team.
In the crowded room the club`s president George Kapsokavadis spoke first and analyzed the great progress of the team during the last two years, he mentioned all achievements of the club and announced his ambitious plans for the future.

The team was reactivated last year after many years of inactivity and managed to go up a league and this year is going equally well and is very close to win it`s anode to the First local league.
President requested everybody`s support and participation for the benefit of the team and promises to do his best.

The event was attended by many officials who spoke and send their greetings: the chairman of the Corfu football clubs federation Mr. Andreas Probatas, the vice president of Corfu referees union Mr. Chrysanthos Tsagaropoulos, Mr. Babis Arvanitakis president of coaches association, the Benitses Mayor Mr. George Spinoulas, the goalkeeper of the team Ntaekos as representative of the players and finally the priest of Benitses parish who wished to all the best for the new year.

Followed a lottery draw with prizes a 42-inch TV and other gifts and the ceremony ended with the cutting of the pie.
From what we saw the support to the team by the locals is huge and we believe that in the future will become even greater.

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