Udine (Italy), Saturday 14 May 2011

Gazzetta Run Udine 2011 (Copyright © 2011 runinternational.eu)

 

Last year, the route of the 10K Gazzetta Run in Udine was about nine kilometres long. This year, it was more like eleven kilometres, and not a single drop of water was available on the course.

Well, at registration, participants had provided a medical health certificate to prove that they are in good shape. So, nobody suffered from cramps or dehydration although it was a very warm night in mid-May, and all runners were happy to queue for drinks after the race.

Over 650 runners took part in the race, which consisted of three laps through the beautiful historic centre of Udine, a city of 100,000 people in the north-east of Italy. In addition, several hundred participated in the non-competitive runs, for which runners didn't need a medical certificate.

The route was very mildly undulating and full of twists and turns, and some sections were run on cobblestones. The top finishers were Adil Lyazali of Morocco and Micaela Bonessi of Italy.

 

Gazzetta Run Udine 2011 (Copyright © 2011 runinternational.eu)

The non-competitive 7K run started at 6pm. Participants ran two laps through Udine's city centre.

 

Gazzetta Run Udine 2011, non-competitive run (Copyright © 2011 runinternational.eu)

The event has been named after Italy's most popular sports tabloid.

 

Gazzetta Run 2011 - Carlo Spinelli and Giovanni Iommi (Copyright © 2009-2011 runinternational.eu)

The start of the main race was at 8pm. Carlo Spinelli and Giovanni Iommi went off like rockets.

 

Gazzetta Run Udine 2011 (Copyright © 2011 runinternational.eu)

Runners crossed the magnificent Piazza Libertà three times.

 

Gazzetta Run Udine 2011 (Copyright © 2011 runinternational.eu)

Over 650 runners took part in the race.

 

Results Gazzetta Run Udine 2011:

Race distance: ca. 11km

Women: 118 finishers

1. Micaela Bonessi ITA 38:15
2. Isadora Castellani ITA 38:56
3. Alessandra Lena ITA 40:15
4. Vania Monticolo ITA 40:16
5. Juliana Driutti ITA 42:03

 

Men: 541 finishers

1. Adil Lyazali MOR 33:46
2. Giovanni Iommi ITA 34:24
3. Gernot Hammer AUT 35:00
4. Paolo Della Mea ITA 35:10
5. Carlo Spinelli ITA 35:19

 

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