Saturday, November 21, 2009

About Civitavecchia's half marathon again

After the 2009 Civitavecchia’s half marathon I’ve tryed to maintain the long distance training. The goal is the next Rome's half marathon which starts in February. Moreover, running long distance makes me feel relaxed because it gives me an opportunity to see landscape, environment, countryside and old town centre. Meanwhile Stefano has decided to run the 10 km. Fiumicino’s race next month and I'll probably follow him. In the photo above posted I was crossing the finish line of the last Civitavecchia’s half marathon which I ran the 8th of November 2009. While I was running the race I was the number 549.
The other photos below show the happiness of runners who were crossing the finish line . . . in the rain.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

2009 Civitavecchia's half-marathon

There were about 1500 runners who took part in the race while the weather was rainy. I had breakfast at 07:10 a.m., about three hours before the race which started at 10:00 a.m.
When the race started the runners ran next to the cathedral and through the port. Outside the port we ran among farmers fields and countryside surronding the northern side of the town and was really nice.
I didn't find the race difficult to do because there were two short up hills only (total up hill distance was about 1.2 km). We run the last 2 km through the town, next to the theatre and the archaeological museum. The distance of the race was 21 km. Time taken: 1 hour, 42 minutes, 44 seconds. Two year ago I ran the same half marathon and I took the same time. While I was running the race it didn't rain. Fortunately it rained 5 minutes after I crossed the finish line, so I quickly came beck home.
This time the loot wasn't interesting. It was a bathrobe. What's more is that they gave me a very small size. But it's important I enjoyed the race.