Monday, May 28, 2012
The Race of Ceri
The Race of Ceri. On Saturday the Black Knight (bib 21) and sir Giorgio (bib 22) went to the ancient amazing village of Ceri to run a 10 km. The scenery was wonderful, a narrow road through the green country full of vineyards and olive trees.
We chose this race because on the website we read: “one lap with a uphill at the finish”; so we thought to run on a flat route with only a uphill. But what a surprise, only uphill and downhill with an impossible final “mountain to hike” where it was almost impossible to run. See the photo (the B.K: is the man in ... black):
Also the loot was ridiculous: 1 apple, 1 bottle of beer and a mini-cake.
As you know I made the decision to race always with no competitive spirit not to injure further my leg and this time, after having seen how tough was the route, I promised myself to be slower than usual.
Stats. Other surprise: the route was 8.9 km long (and not 10 km). I finished in 46:33 (5’14”/km – 8’25”/m); 102 of 153 overall and 12 of 17 age group. Not so bad considering that we met the usual pack with few and good runners but this time the race was really tough and many persons had problems on the uphill because they started too fast.
Have a good week and run strong!!!!