Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Aussie legion and the rising

The rising: At last a good month with a reasonable mileage (190 km /118 ml) and a couple of tempo runs, despite 5 days of stop in a row due to the trip through Tuscany and Umbria. On July 7th the Black Knight and Sir Giorgio entered the Bolsena 10k night run. They didn’t know the path and it was a real surprise because of an impossible uphill and a more impossible downhill with part of the race trough the narrow streets of the town. For this reason we only met “top runners”. The score was terrible: the Black Knight 48’51” (4’53”/km – 7' 51"/ml) and 169° of 216 (21° of 28 in the age group); Sir Giorgio 167° (27° of 29 in the age group) and 2 seconds less.
Indeed the time was not so bad because every runner finished with a time 3 minutes higher than the usual with many complaints for the difficult path and the organization, for example: postponed departure, only one person to distribute the water during the race and no more drinks at the the end.

(Passignano on the Trasimeno lake)

(The Black Knight plans new battle strategies)

(Isle Maggiore on the Trasimeno Lake)

The Aussie Legion: The Black Knight and Sir Giorgio received the much appreciated visit of strewth, CJ and their husbands. Unfortunately they could only stay few hours but we had the time to enjoy a dinner all together in a typical italian restaurant on the hills. I hope that the next time we will have the chance to run through the Black Knight’s kingdom: the plotter subjectsmust not forget the might of the international Black Knight Army.