Sunday, January 29, 2012

22.55 km race

This photo shows a bottle of olive oil (two liters) and it's the loot :) which I got today after I had run a 22.55 km race around three villages. I got a dish too (2nd photo) and other things such as croissants, orange juice and yoghurt. There were 2400 runners and the organization was good. I enjoyed the race although the weather was cold enough and distance of the running track was really strange: 22.55 km. Why not 21 km? Anyway, I crossed the finish line after 1.49.50.   

There were a lot of volunteers who gave water and warm tea while runners were running next to hazelnut trees, along a beautiful countryside and through the historical centres of  three villages. From the 15th to the 17th km the running track was tough because it was totally up-hill.
Stefano , who likely got knee pain after he had run that tough race, will show the chart of the hilly running path.


I hope all you blogger friend will have a nice week and pleasant runs!

10 comments:

Black Knight said...

A real adventure: good weather, good loot and good food at the restaurant. Only the fee was not good: 18 euro....but we forgive them because the organization was perfect.
Congrats for the fast finishing time.

Breandán said...

That's a very good time Giorgio - and it sounded like a very interesting race (even the distance!). Well done!

Char said...

It sounds like it would have been the perfect race if it wasn't for that long hill. Nice loot!

Ewa said...

Good race! Sorry about the hill.
I was telling Stefano that I am seriously thinking of forming my own army to invade Italy. You guys are getting the loot I want so be prepared. :)

ajh said...

My husband would love that olive oil! That is a great prize. What does a hazelnut tree look like?

Caroline said...

wow nice loot indeed! love the plate! what a great idea. Congrats on your race!!

Amy said...

That is a great thing to get at the end of a race - but what a strange distance! Was that the official distance?

Thomas Bussiere said...

Congrats on a great race my friend. Love olive oil, use it all the time when cooking.

Fran said...

Fantastic result Giorgio, congratulations.

Mark said...

Is that a half marathon distance in km? I guess it is a little bit farther than a half marathon. Very nice race prize!