Fregene 10 km. On February 2nd I participated in the Fregene 10 km. Fregene is a nice touristic city by the sea 30 km far from Rome, full of seaside resorts. It was a very crowded event because there were 3 races together: 21km, 10km and a not competitive walk. The start was very difficult because of the narrow street and many cars parked on both the sides. The route was totally flat and scenic. I don't like the flat routes, I prefer the ondulate ones where, on the uphill, I succeed in passing the slower runners.
Official stats: 10 km in 54:09; 343 of 588 overall and 23 of 44 in my a.g.
The swag was a technical t-shirt that I gave my son (I have too many t-shirts)!
Here is a pic taken at the start of the race:
Race of Remembrance - Rome February 9th. This is an event organized to not forget the Italians killed and thrown into "foibes". The "foibe massacres" refers to mass killings by which the corps were thrown into deep natural skin holes (foibles), perpetrated mainly by Yugoslav partisans in Venezia Giulia, Istria and Dalmazia, against the Italian population, during and after the WWII.
The route runs inside the district where the survived Dalmatian and Istrian live since 1946.
The race, a 10 km, was a nightmare because of a lack of information about the way to follow. For this reason many runners got lost, some ran 5,5 km, others 10 km and others again 13 km. Of course the event was canceled with many apologies from the organization. I also got lost after a couple of crossroads and I followed a group of local (also lost) runners. To come back at the start/arrival we ran through dangerous roads open to traffic for 5,5 km (in 29:53).
The swag was another technical t-shirt (a present for my son again) and a medal.