Sunday, May 21, 2006

The New Warriors

This morning the Black Knight Army fought against the most coward enemy: the cancer. The Black Knight, the son and his girl friend ran the Race for the Cure whose distance is through the most beautiful and historical part of Rome all around the Coliseum, the Roman forum and the Terme of Caracalla stadium.


(Stefy and Paolo)
By this race the Susan G. Koman breast cancer foundation raises funds and promotes awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honours those who have lost their battle. There are a competitive and a not competitive run, both of km. 5 (3.1 ml) and a walk of km. 2 (1.24 ml). Totally we were more than 20.000 persons with "only" 1136 runners in the competitive run.

(The Black Knight wears his black armour)

The 2 new warriors, Stefy and Paolo, finished together the not competitive run enjoying the landscape and the beauties of the ancient Rome under a warm and beautiful sun. The final time was 35'00" (7'00" km - 11'16" ml) but is this important?

(The B.K., in the middle with the black shirt and the sunglasses, in line to take the race number)
The report: 359°/1136 in 21'57" (4'23"/km. - 7'03"/ml)
It was a crowded race, with 2 downhills and 2 uphills, near many cheering tourists and on an impossible cobbled pavements like the ancient roman one. The pace was regular, the day was beautiful and this time the enemy was really a coward. But is in this case the score important?

19 comments:

  1. A good run for a good cause. Congratulations.

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  2. I love runs like that! Great Pics!

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  3. Let's just defeat cancer. An run away from it.

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  4. A most excellent run and the Black Army looks fierce and powerful in full uniform!

    It's always good to go to battle against the demon breast cancer. Cheers to the Black Army!

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  5. Great to see The Black Knight army supporting such a terrible disease.
    Here's hoping we wash all cancers out in our lifetimes.

    P.S. I am working on growing my hair long just to donate it for cancer victims--this ponytail ain't just for purtiness!!

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  6. Hooray for you! Nice work.

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  7. Nice job Black Knight. The new warriors look strong.

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  8. Nice racing and supporting a good cause at the same time!

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  9. Bravo to the Black Knight and his army! The race is a good cause; I've participated for the past several years, but I did not know that it was international. I'll bet it was difficult to run on those ancient cobblestones. The Black Knight deserves a soak in the hot tub.

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  10. Glad the Black Knight and his army helped battle a terrible disease that claims way too many lives. Bravo!

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  11. Good run - well done. And for such a great cause. Is this run held every year? The reason I'm asking is that we plan on being in Italy about this time next year and I am looking for a run to do. Also are there any runs say in June or July?

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  12. this was the day that the enemies are not the foe and lay down their arms to stand alongside the black knight for a greater battle ..... tomorrow we kick their ar**s!

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  13. A great run for a terrific cause! Thanks for running it! Photos are terrific too, and LOVE the shirts!

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  14. What a noble battle to run! Glad to see the Black Knight is also relentless for a cure!

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  15. susan g. koman and runnersusan are two great susan/dallas things. there are so few good things out of dallas (as a former dallasite).

    i'm impressed by how that race has grown. i hope to run it and think... how many of these great bloggers have run the same race. while we can't meet in person, we can meet on some non tangible grounds of wanting to help the fair ladies, warrior amazons, and honorable queens.

    clearly the black knight, while deadly at times, is a big softy when it comes to the women. outside, a steely tyrannosaurus rex, inside, a fluffy bunnykittenpuppy!

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  16. Not sure how you managed such a great time runnig on cobbled streets. Well done for supporting a worthy cause!

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  17. nice report for a great sounding race!

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  18. hey! where is the black knight? i'm worried. is he being held in a dungeon by ugly wives (widows)? are there no battles? no plans for battles?

    .... or has he gone weak? has the black knight become the lavender serf? hmmmm? hmmmm?

    WHERE ARE YOU?

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  19. Yeah! What Katy said!! Where is my leader to congratulate my recent victory over the hordes of Issaquah? Speaking of which... I have a gift for you, so I need your address.

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