Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Edinburgh Park Run 5 km.
The Place. A well organised race by volunteers on Cramond. We (my son Paolo and I) arrived 30 minutes before the start and we could not believe how beautiful is the place: it is a seaside village located in the north west corner of the city of Edinburgh at the mouth of the river Almond where it enters the Firth of Forth. We didn't bring the cameras because the runners had to leave the bags unattended on the road.
The Report. It was a flat lap 5 km. long, near the river and through a wonderful green country. The finishing time was 23'13" (4'38"/km - 7'27"/ml), 104° of 252 overall. I was included in the wrong age group 5 year younger (8° of 16), in my a.g. I would have arrived 5° of 22. My son Paolo ran a good race with a finishing time of 27'02" (5'24"/km - 8'42"/ml), 166° of 252 overall.
In my opinion the 5km is the toughest distance to run because we have to push from the first to the last step.
Pics from Scotland. The first in the medieval burgh of Anstruther, the second in St. Andrew, the third and the fourth (crazy!!!!) in Anstruther again.
Rugby: Scotland - Italy 21 - 8. We made this long trip to see a shameful defeat against the brave Scottish. I think we have an inappropriate head coach. However Murrayfield is a glamorous stadium with a special atmosphere and friendly home-supporters (see the photo before the match):Question: What is for you the toughest distance to run?