Sunday, May 27, 2012

Race around the village of Ceri

Yesterday about 150 people ran the 1st edition of the Village of Ceri's race.Less than 9 km of a hilly track through vineyards and olive trees: beautiful landscape but challenging running path. The finish line was situated on the top of the hill which you can see in the photo. Really! Most runners had walked along the last 400 metres of the track before they crossed the finish line.
Stefano  was angry because the organization's website  didn't mention how difficult was the running path (please, see the chart below)... and  the loot was really ridiculous: 1 apple and 1 bottle of beer! I have never got such a poor loot! However, a "Pasta party" was held after the race but we quickly left the village and decided to go to Cerveteri (30 km North from Rome) where we had a pizza.
Anyway, my goal was under 5 min./km and I ran at about 4.55 min./km.  I didn't run fast down-hill because I was afraid I could get injury and  I was delighted with my time taken, considering that  the running path was challenging enough.  
Nice week to all my blogger friends!

10 comments:

Char said...

Wow - a tough race. It's not fun when you're walking across the finish line because it's so steep. Well done on getting your sub-5 pace for the race.

ajh said...

That does look tough. Good job on your pace.

Amy said...

I don't like to really let go and run fast on downhills, either - it just feels too out of control and scary!

Good job on your race (sorry about the loot)!

Johann said...

looks like a beautiful race even if it is difficult. You did a great pace on that route. We often get zero loot at races so a beer and apple will be welcomed here. Have a good week!

Black Knight said...

The landscape and the scenery were the only welcomed prize!
A very difficult route. Is this race in our black list?

Breandán said...

Well done Giorgio

strewth said...

Good grief - that looks like a very tough race indeed. Amazing to run under 5min ks in those conditions. Well done! Too bad if you don't like beer - I would prefer wine!!

Fran said...

That looks like a very difficult race. Well done on finishing it.

Christina said...

very poor loot indeed!

Ewa said...

Now that is one challenging course so you deserved better loot for running it. Darn organizers!
As I mentioned on Stefano's post, I wouldn't be able to run there. It is too pretty. I would be just admiring the sights. :)