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!!!!
Have a wonderful running-biking-swimming week

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  2. this time directly in english for your readers: your eminence TBK, was a memorable day, we had wrote together a new page of history.... :D

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  4. or we had written? or we wrote? bah........

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  5. Good job on the 14K run

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  6. Beautiful race Stefano! You found a nice photo through the web.
    I really enjoyed running through that beautiful Mediterranean wood.
    Next friday we are running 15 km relaxing run.

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  7. Nice race! Looks like you had a beautiful day for it.

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  8. Only one bottle of wine and a t-shirt? Other than the loot, it sounds like a wonderful race. Congrats.

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  9. Nice run, and congratulations on meeting your pace goal! Stefano, I think all your great loot has spoiled you...I wish our races would start handing out bottles of wine afterwards...I might run a little faster! :)

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  10. Yes, you met your goal, that is awesome!! Sounds like a really fun race and I'm glad your friend, I mean Knight, was able to run with you. Well done, Sir, well done!

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  11. Sounds like you had a great time with everyone, and a successful run. Seems like you also took no prisoners! Good job.
    Scusami che non ho risposto al tuo email, ma ero un po indaffarata questo weekend. Scrivero'......

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  12. I agree with Kate. A bottle of wine and a t-shirt sounds good to me. We usually have to pay for our t-shirts and would only win a bottle of wine in a barrel drawer if we were lucky!! Well done on a successful race in a lovely setting.

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  13. Love your race report. Great race and very nice results. It sounds like it was a beautiful race, too!

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  14. I'd love to receive a bottle of wine as race swag! Great race!

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  15. Good job on meeting your goal! Was it decent wine, at least???

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  16. Another battle won! Congratulations.
    I can't believe a bottle of wine seems like not good enough for you loot. We don't get any of those here.
    Love your race reports. blise

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  17. Well done on another victory! Sounds like a good race overall.

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  18. Nice job on your 14K Stefano! I would love to find a race where they hand out a bottle of wine:) When I ran the Napa to Sonoma half they did have wine tasting after....very nice:) Keep it up and happy running!

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  19. VICTORY!!

    Awesome 14k!! I have never been to a race where they hand out a bottle of wine. I must come to Italy for a race some day!!

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  20. Sounds like a fun race with theyogi and Sir Giorgio!

    Congrats on beating the time you've set for yourself.

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  21. You always make me smile with your race reports! That was a speedy 14K Sir....glad you, Georgio and Theyogi had such a great day in the Mediterranean woods.

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  22. You are favored by many BK, it's probably your gentlemanly ways and awesome comments. Fun race report, it looks warmer over your way, that's good news!

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  23. love your race report. Congrats on making your goal and having fun doing it. Did I arealy told you love your new blog, it really captures the essence of the BK.

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  24. Nice race BK! 4:59 per km is good running for that distance. Well done.

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  25. great race, and great gift! Which reminds me, I want to send you a bumper sticker, so email me your address when you have time : )

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  26. another bottle of wine? just for that I should run faster.
    So you met your goal or exceeded by a couple of secs per mile. Great job!

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