Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Ladispoli 10 km. - The Anger
The Prologue. A nightmare, a very bad organization on a rainy and windy morning. The list is long: too many runners (1500) for a race through narrow trails and narrow streets with cars parked on both the sides. The last passage in the country was a gate so narrow that only one runner at a time could pass. But the "cherry on the cake" was the chip-time that worked only at the end to record only the finishing time and not the start. After the run it was impossible to get a warm drink because there was only one little crowded desk for the 1500 runners!!!!!
The Report. I began the race in the last pack because I trusted (what a big mistake) the chip. It took me 68" before starting to run but .... I must run the first km. through the gardens and the flower-beds to overtake the slower runners confined in a very narrow street full of parked cars. The finishing real time was 47'41" (4'46"/km - 7'40"/ml), official time 48'49", 800 of 1479 overall and 63 of 132 a.g. The wiser Sir Giorgio ran a fast race starting with the first pack.
In the first picture the Black Knight is on the left with the n° 413, in the second on the background (the last). Both were taken in the last km.
Italia!!!! Last sunday, in a sold out Flaminio stadium (Rome), the italian rugby team defeated France 23-22. It was an unforgettable afternoon and the Black Knight was there!!!! On Friday I will leave for Edinburgh with my son to run the Edinburgh Parkrun and to watch the rugby match Scotland -Italia: come on Azzurri!!!!!! In the last 2 pictures you can see french supporters outside the stadium before the game.
See you next week. Ciaoooooo