Friday, October 14, 2011

30 Km Ostia

Prologue. On sunday oct. 9th the Black Knight Army - the Black Knight, Sir Giorgio and his humble squire Massimo - went to Ostia (near Rome) to enter the so called "30 km of the Sea". We took it easy because we considered the race only another training run for the marathon. The path was very beautiful, we also passed near the archaeological site (see the photo below), through the natural reserve and along the promenade. I was worried because I spent the 2 days before with a terrible headache but fortunately it disappeared the day of the race. Near the start we met our blogger friend TheYogi but we didn't have the time to have a coffee because we were late (Sir Giorgio still had to pick up his bib).

Finishing time. A slow 2h 52'45". Average 5'43"/km (9'12"/ml) but the real distance was 30.240 km. Final stats. 835/1077 overall but many runners were not classified because there were 2 cut-off times at the 17° km and before the arrival; 756/940 men, 62/88 age group. Pictures: the Black Knight is the 331 and Sir Giorgio the 438.

Happy Running

23 comments:

  1. 30k is nothing to sneeze at--you did great--and the pictures show you running strong. Nice work!

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  2. I always love getting to see your pictures. Your scenery is way cooler than mine. But even better than the pictures is NO injury. :) Running strong and staying healthy for 18 miles is no joke. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  3. stè, sembri più fresco all'arrivo che alla partenza! hehehe ;D
    ps. domano sono a bolsena....

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  4. nice race - you and giorgio make a good team ! good luck with the future training....
    marti

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  5. Good race as a training run, well done! The route went by some beautiful places. I enjoy to use races as training runs.

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  6. You're not being "Chicked" by the "Livestrong" woman, are you??? Hope you took her DOWN! :)

    Nice training run....love the archaeological site, how pretty. Glad your headache went away and you had a nice race!!

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  7. So pretty! Gees, you have nice places to run. And it never seems to be raining!

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  8. You did well! Nice training race for the "real" thing. Also, I would love to see the archaeological site!

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  9. Peccato che non ci siamo beccati alla partenza ...purtroppo sono arrivato sulla a Ostia in ritardo gravissimo.
    PS
    E' casuale che arrivi al fianco di una bella signora ?

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  10. So glad it went well for you! and I do not consider you slow at all!

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  11. Ah Jill...I thought the same :)
    you look strong in the pictures, looks like you had beautiful weather also!

    so no more eye and tooth problems? I hope all is well!

    bon weekend!

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  12. Well done holding the easy pace you wanted! NB if you did an equivalent race in NYC you would find yourself faster than at least 2/3 of the field, clearly the two countries have different running populations, Italy's is much faster!

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  13. Sounds like your training for the marathon is going really well. Congrats on a really solid 30k run.

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  14. Nice job with 30K! Love the course. How unique.

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  15. You look so chivalric in your black! And the archaeological site is amazing (the weather looks pretty nice too). Great job in this "training race." In my opinion, races are the best way to do training runs.

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  16. In the third and fourth photos it's easy to see that we didn't care the two running girls with black outfit who were going to cross the finish line 1 second before :) we were very kind! The Black Knight members are gentlemens :)

    See you tomorrow at 08:00 am!

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  17. Very good, it certainly looks warm though

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  18. Your marathon date is really getting close but it seems you guys are ready. I you for the places you get to run at.
    Glad to hear from Giorgio's comment that The Black Knight army is made up of gentlemen. :-)

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  19. Nice time. 5:43 kms is very good for a 30k training run. Ruth could only run 2 kilometres out of 15 at that pace yesterday.

    Good photos - I like your friend in gold and black with the good running form. Don't forget to cheer for the Wallabies tonight. We'll need all the help we can get!

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  20. You look strong in your pics. Nice form.

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  21. Now that's what I call a beautiful course!

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  22. You are doing great with your marathon training! A 30K is a long way. You look strong in the pictures.

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  23. That course is beautiful! And since it was a training run, your pace is spot-on I think. Is your eye better yet?

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