English translation by Jennifer Stripe
A limited handful of 17 parkrunners joined together on the 12th January for the usual 5km run or walk through the Pineto Park.
Once again Emanuele Musolino was on hand to immortalise their endeavours (link to photos).
It quickly became clear that those parkrunners present had not decided to take it easy, seeing as there were 5 improvements among the first 6 finishers.
Admittedly it was no surprise to find Luigi DE LUCA out in front once again, however the results of Stefano BOLOGNESI and William Alfredo MOSTORINO RIVERA were very impressive: the former shaved 45 seconds off his previous best and the latter better still, suddenly improving by over a minute.
Claudia FELICI also bettered her time and was the fastest woman on the day, followed closely by Amber EDWARDS who was escorted by our Jenny STRIPE. We hope Amber will become a Roma Pineto regular and perhaps reach the 50 milestone in our company.
Besides Amber, the foreign contingent was represented by George and Fiona SYRETT who, despite arriving a little late, managed to arrive in time to take part. It was George’s second parkrun ever, instead Fiona was Saturday’s veteran with 63 parkruns to her name.
Finally, we would like to send our thoughts and condolences to our dear friend Fabio Antonelli for a recent loss in the family. A big hug from all of us goes out to him.
We will meet up as ever on the 19th January at the Parco del Pineto, via Vittorio Montiglio entrance at 8:40 (for a 9am start).