Monday, July 02, 2012

10km race on July, 1st ... which started at 09:30 am!

Yesterday I realised that during the Summer I can only run races in the evening. On a hot and sunny Sunday a 10km race took place in my town. Unfortunately the race started at 09:30 am and along the track there wasn't any tree: it was terrible! As you can see in the second photo below, the whole track was undulating.  Lesson learned!

Moreover, after the race there wasn't any loot :(  
On the other hand, I have to say that volunteers did a good job and along the running track, which surrounded the industrial area of the town, there were three refreshment point.
And what about the time taken? I reached my goal and ran under 4:30 min./km!

I was so sorry to see that Spain football team won the Euro 2012 final against Italy.
The score was 4 - 0 and it all felt somewhat unfair considering that Italy played almost the last half-hour with 10 players. Italian football team may not have won this tournament but pride has returned.
Nice week to all my blogger friends!


Darlene said...

sorry about Italy. I was rooting for them. Good lob on your race. We only have am races in the US. So you always have to deal with the heat. 9:30 is late, though.

Darlene said...

I meant JOB not lob.

Char said...

A 9:30am start in the middle of summer is insane. Especially when you're running on the road. Well done on your fast pace.

ajh said...

I didn't realize it was so warm by even 9:30. I hate evening races but I also hate the heat. Don't know which I would prefer. A lot of races around here start late.

Fran said...

We were cheering for Italy last Sunday. They played all games very well and were a team.

Here in Holland races in Summer start at the same time as in Winter: in the afternoon. That's why I don't do many Summer races.

Is a loot important for you? Because the small races here often don't have loots but I don't mind. I do races because of the opportunity to run somewhere else.

martin briars said...

sorry for the italy defeat - but you did beat the english (not so difficult), and the germans (amazing) - but the spanish are too strong :))
good to see you improving your running times - well done

Black Knight said...

Hai fatto una grande gara con quel caldo.
Ora vai a punire i sudditi santamarinellesi!

Johann said...

I don't run well in the heat. You did great and ran a very good time! Congratulations Giorgio! I believe you now have the running flag of friendship...? If you by any chance visit Stefano, please send him my best regards from South Africa.