Friday, April 21, 2006

The War of Tarquinia

The Black Knight Army, italian legion, has 5 brave knights. One (Radar Man) is injuried, another (The Professor) is tired after the Rome Marathon and his recovery is long and the other 3 - the Black Knight, Sir giorgio and Long Joe – are ready to fight.
After years of glory, wars in every part of the world, conquered kingdoms, pacified countries, brought the civilization to far barbarians lands, proved the mercy after the victory, severe but fair, the Knights decided to change the strategy.
The Black Committee, after long discussions, propitiator actions and a wide amnesty for the long-time inmates (only who have ugly wives because they cannot forget how stupid was to fight against the glorious Army) took the ultimate decision.
The question was: April 25th will we enter the Tarquinia half marathon or the 11.6 km (7.2 ml)? Will we do the Bounty hunters or the Fighters for the glory? The decision was hard because the last year the Black Knight and Long Joe entered the main event but the first received the last prize of his age group (3 bottles of wine, cake and t-shirt) and the second nothing.
After nights and nights of discussions the verdict was unanimous: Bounty Hunters, come on with the 11.6 km! The reasons are: 11.6 km (7.2 ml) are too much for the young sprinters and too short for the long distance runners, but perfect for us who made the appropriate training; the prizes for the half marathon are 30 for every age group and our one (Black Knight and Long Joe – MM50 - ) is the most crowded; the prizes for the 11.6 km (7.2 ml) are totally 30 but the participants will be less than the MM50 group runners!!!!
In the end we are proud to announce that now the Black Knight Army has a Mascott: he is mr. Bayley, the Princess Lora's Pup.

17 comments:

  1. A black knight with a black mascot--that chews up his enemies!

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  2. there's a lot of logistics that go into choosing your races. ...but the booty seems worth it!

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  3. ooops, that was IHate posting. This is what happens when hubby and wiffy share the computer

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  4. May the conquest be swift and the bounty plentifull.

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  5. The Black Mascot shall prepare for the battle with a haircut--go thing to see your enemies!!

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  6. Sounds like a brilliant plan to vanquish the enemy!

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  7. May good fortune smile upon this battle. Remember to have mercy on the enemies with ugly wives :)

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  9. Sweet little pooch! (I had spelled it pouch before...opps!)

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  10. Ah - The Black Knights have a lust for the booty! Good plan - may you run strong and leave the race with your arms full of valuable prizes!

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  11. As in life, the booty is worth it.

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  12. If necessary, I will defend the fortress while the Black Knights are pouncing the bounty hooligans.

    I might not be able to run the great distance right now, but I can wield a mighty mace and hammer.

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  13. Checking word verification it says it all "iwhcfmbw"

    Anyway .... you have chosen well, may our quest bear the fruit of a thousand trees.

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  14. Go ahead with the conquest plans

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  15. Bayley will be there fearlessly beside our leader chewing and mauling the enemy!

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  16. Good luck - great choice in mascots!

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