Sunday, April 10, 2011

Montalto's race

This morning, as soon as we arrived to Montalto (about 130 km North from Rome), we quickly understood that the organization was really good.  Near the finish line there were five tables with bananas, cakes, orange juice, water and other food and drinks.
We saw more than 400 runners who were doing the warm-up around the Montalto's castle. After we had gotten our number we met Paola, from Italian Running Mom, and other running friends from our town. While we were running we didn't see cars or pedestrians along the track and there were pictures which indicated kilometres.  I ran 41.29 minutes  through a beautiful countryside and  along an undulate route. The average pace was 4.20 min./km and  I was 9th in my age group. Consequently, I got a good loot (wine, coffee and pasta). The first 10 of each age group got a loot.




Congrats to Stefano  ( Black Knight ) and Paola  (  Italian Running Mom )  who were both fourth in their age groups! Of course, their loot was more beautiful than mine :) 
In the photo you can see the three Black Knights. That photo had been taken before we ran the Civitavecchia's  12  km "Vivicittà" race on April, 3rd.
Nice week to all my blogger friends!

10 comments:

ajh said...

That sounds awfully fast. I like that prizes are given 10 deep in age groupsl

Ewa said...

OK, I am moving to Italy and I am starting to race. :-)
I just love the loot you guys are getting.
Congrats on a great race.

Char said...

Great time!Congratulations to the three of you prize-winners. I hope you really enjoy your loot.

Breandán said...

Well done Giorgio! Great time, great race and great loot!

Anne said...

You guys all did so well...it looks like a beautiful day in a beautiful area! Great loot too :)
Congrats on playing 9th...that's fast!

Christina said...

Awesome pics. Italian Running Mom needs to wear all black. :) Enjoy the wine from your loot.

Black Knight said...

Christina is right, Paola must wear in black!!!
Montalto is in our top list, Vivicittà in the black list.
You ran fast, next battle Appia Run!

Fran said...

what a great time Giorgio. Congrats! Looks like the three of you had a great race.

Johann said...

Well done! That's a super run Giorgio! Fantastic pace as well. You deserved the good loot. I'm glad I inspired you to run a race as training with your camera. Relax and enjoy it!

Amy said...

Congratulations! Awesome race - and great prizes - I'm with Ewa, I want to come race in Italy!