Sunday, January 16, 2011
Ostia - Trofeo Lidense - 14 Km.
Prologue. On a sunny sunday the Black Knight and Sir Giorgio went to Ostia to help their allied theyogi to defeat 1259 cruel barbarians coming from everywhere to sack his beautiful hometown on the sea of Rome. The battle was bloody and we had to apply an appropriate strategy to win once and for all the invaders: Sir Giorgio had the task to ago ahead to throw into disorder the enemy army while the Black Knight and Theyogi provided to destroy the confused soldiers. As usual we didn't take prisoners.
theyogi began the war campaign as Black Knight's squire but for his valour he was appointed "Sir" directly on the battlefield. This is his comment on his blog (translated in english): "Black Knight I was very very glad to have been your squire, if I had run alone I wouldn't have had the same fun, Sir it was a real pleasure to support you. See you next ordeal".
Serious report. It was a flat and easy path near the sea and through a wonderful pine-wood. The start was crowded and the first streets to pass through were narrow but I don't complain because the rest of the race didn't give any problem. Sir Giorgio arrived 1 minute ahead while Sir theyogi decided to run all the race with the Black Knight even if he could do better.
My goal was to finish the 14 km in 1h 10' (5'/km - 8'03"/ml) and it was: real (chip) time 1h 09'47" (4'59"/km - 8'01"/ml), official time 1h 10'19" (5'01"/km - 8'04"/ml).
Results: 746° of 1259 overall, 678° of 1008 men and 55° of 110 age group.
The loot doesn't deserve any picture: only a poor t-shirt and one bottle of wine.
As soon as possible I will post other pictures of the race.
Thank you lady Natalia. Last friday I received this wonderful present from Lady Natalia, thanks, you are very kind!!!!