Last weekend was for sure a highlight of the season for our whole PWT Elite and Junior Team, with the Italian Middle distance and Relay Championships in Carpegna, in the hearth of the Italian Apennines.
Held both races in a very special forest of the Parco Sasso Simone e Simoncello, the terrain presented far more technical difficulties than how it appears on the map, with hundreds of ravines, erosion gullies, boulders, rocky underground, and low visibility.
The middle distance on Saturday was characterized by all of these above-cited terrains; starting on the top, the courses developed all the way down to the finish in a military complex just over the Carpegna municipality.
The terrain suited some of us, while others found more difficulties:
In the MElite class, Riccardo Scalet took the Gold medal and Sebastian Inderst the Bronze!
While in M16 Alessandro Bedin ran a stable race and finished Second!
MElite, 1- Riccardo Scalet; 3-Sebastian Inderst; 9- Tommaso Scalet;
WElite, 13 – Carlotta Scalet; 15 – Anna Giovanelli; 16 – Noemi Inderst;
M16, 2 – Alessandro Bedin
M18, 12 – Guglielmo Viale; MP – Edoardo Piazza
The next day the Apennines’ spring weather proved at its best, offering a cold rainy, foggy and sometimes wet morning 🙂 However, these adverse conditions suited all of us perfectly and everyone in the team, almost, had great feelings from the terrain, the courses, and finally also for some, a new chance for revenge.
Both MElite and WElite took the Italian Relay Championships Title, a historic moment for our Club, standing on top of the podium with both classes!
The youngest runners started well with Guglielmo Viale, but unfortunately, sometimes pressure brings bad consequences, and a DNF result. Soon another chance will arrive!
A special thanks to all of our Sponsors, supporters, fans, brands, companies, and Team Manager Gabriele Viale!
Till the next Adventure,
PWT Italia Team
-CONI Trentino: http://trento.coni.it/trento/trento/notizie/21183-corsa-orientamento-atleti-trentini-sul-gradino-pi%C3%B9-alto-del-podio.html
-Gazzetta delle Valli: http://www.gazzettadellevalli.it/evento/risultati-e-classifica-campionati-italiani-orienteering/