Sunday, January 29, 2006

The loot (3 Comuni report)

The Black Knight Army arrived to the 3Comuni battlefield (23.6 km./14 m) very angry as usual, because the Enemies seem to forget they must not piss off the glorius Legion. After a short siege the battle ended and here are the pictures of Castel S.Elia, Civitacastellana and Nepi after the ordeal.
The report:
The race was very tough with uphills and downhills under a heavy rain until half way; at the 17° km (10,5 m) a terrible heartbreak hill 1600 metres long (almost 1 mile) and after, until the arrival, other less difficult long uphills . Because of the crowd (about 1600 runners), to run the first mile was hard. The landscape is wonderful: green country, farmers and medieval cities with monuments and castles. The Black Knight and Sir giorgio passed through 3 historical centres full of cheering people and open markets. Final time 1.52.49 (pace 4.59/km. - 8.01/m). The split km. by km.: 5.oo, 4.42, 5.00, 4.36, 4.57, 5.00, 4.59, 4.35, 5.02, 4.52, 4.47, 4.52, 4.50, 4.24, 4.35, 4.45, 6.30, 5.34, 5.15, 5.12, 5.07, 5.13 and the last 600 mt. in 3.02. Only for the statistics the time at the half marathon mark was 1.45.15.
The loot of war

Important news:
The Black Committee is glad to announce that the Black Knight Army has a new clever scout: he is Mr. Rowdy, the Susan's dog.
Official data:
Stefano = 1.53.21 (chip time 1.52.49) - 795°/1417 runners - 105°/209 age group (M50)
Giorgio = 1.54.00 (chip time 1.53.28) - 814°/1417 runners - 164°/256 age group (M45) Congratulations to sir Giorgio because he is not following a long distance program.


16 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!! It sounds really wonderful!!! they give you WINE in Italy as part of the loot?!! I am MOVING!

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  2. Good news from the battle field and as the smoke settles it is clear the Legion has done well. The army is fortunate to have such strong and fearless leaders.

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  3. Excellent!! Another battle won. I'm sure Rowdy will prove to be a real asset:)

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  4. Nice loot! And sweet views as well :) Long live the Black Knight Army!!

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  5. Looks and sounds like you destroyed those castles and picked up some nice loot along the way. Well done!

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  6. Another amazing triumph to add to our list!

    Great job in the race!

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  7. That is such a fantastic loot!!
    You made very well even at the hills, congratulations Black Knight!

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  8. Congrats to you Mr Black Knight!

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  9. Looks like a good battle on a tough day. Well done, and Rome is ready to fall.

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  10. when you run, do you notice that mothers turn their children's heads, maidens blush, and men become angry and jealous?
    i just took a quiz on a Medici page for the C.E. and myself. Clever Executioner was Machiavelli and I was Lorenzo the Magnificent. Clearly a simple but accurate test.
    http://www.pbs.org/empires/medici/medici/quiz.html

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  11. That made for great reading! Congrats.

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  12. Congratulations on your conquest.

    I think I will have to run a marathon in Italy because here in the USA we see no castles, we get no wine. I like the Italian model better.

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  13. Ooooh, I like that loot. Nice work, Sir Black Knight. Especially given the rain and the hills and the crowded start.

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  14. Complimenti! Bravo! Bravo!

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  15. Excellent!!! Sounds glorious! And the loot ain't bad, either! ;-)

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  16. Rowdy is proud and is making a sweater just for the occasion - be on the look out for pictures!

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