(The crowded start: how can we get a good time result with all those runners?)
Serious report: The Roma-Ostia half marathon battle was a nigthmare; everything was wrong. When the group (Anna Baby Running Team Civitavecchia) arrived in Rome found the streets closed to the traffic and we lost a lot of time before arriving near the start one hour before the shot. In that moment our "drivers" went to Ostia to wait for us. We spent 45 minutes in line shoulder to shoulder with thousands of people under the rain and the wind: no stretching and no warm up. Few minutes before the start, we left the clothes into a bush but when we came back to take again them the ..... bush was empty!
At last at 09.30 a.m. the coveted shot but the crowded start didn't permit....to start. It was only a very slow walk.
All the race was painful, I had to stop twice to urinate and to drink many glasses of water. On the 13rd km. ( 8.07 m) it began the crises that followed me until the end. The last km. was a real nightmare, the legs moved by themself without the help of my brain. All the run was disturbed by a strong wind from south (left) and a light rain.