Why go to Malta?
An idea for runners who like a challenge, but want to be away from the crowds and constraints of organised marathons, is to run across Malta from coast to coast. End to end is almost exactly a marathon, though there’ll probably be a few bonus miles as you follow your nose. Begin at the rocky promontory of Il-Kalanka tal-Gidien (you can enjoy an early swim at St Peter's Pool). Away from the resorts and urban areas, you'll enjoy exploring the quiet countryside.