Sunday, July 05, 2015

Orbetello, 7 km race at night

I haven't been running the Orbetello Night Run since 2012. On Friday, July 3rd I ran that fun race  throught  the old side of that special town of Tuscany. The race started at 9 PM, and we had no choice but running in the dark. It was less than 7 kilometres, and the cobblestones along the track, which you can see in the picture below,  weren't dangerous (I ran with blue running clothes and the number 210 on my shirt).
Stefano also ran that race and enjoyed it althought the weather was humid and warm. Fortunately, a temperate wind from the sea helped us while we were running the race. After I had crossed the finish line, some volunteers gave me prunes and apricots. It was better than useless cakes made with palm oil and bad flour, as I sometimes saw after I had run other races. The average pace was 4:20 min./K, as I crossed the finish line after 29 mins and 58 seconds.   Moreover, I got  a good loot (jam, pasta, and cookies), visited a special place of Tuscany, and had a delicious dinner there
Nice week to all my blogger friends!


Amy Crawshaw said...

Sweet! I have never run a night race but it does sound fun. You get such nice swag in Italian races, too!

Fran said...

Looks like a nice run. I have never done a night race, looks fun.

Black Knight said...

Si torna a caccia di bottini!!!! Non mi sembra vero.

HalfCrazed Runner said...

There's a race in Las Vegas which is at night. I don't know if I'll ever run it, although it looks like lots of fun. I have had two retinal surgeries and it makes it hard to see at night - I'd probably have fallen on the cobblestones! Great job!