I was there

July 2020

The 25th of Giustino

    On Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May the 44th edition of the Passatore was run, one of the craziest races in which he participated: 100km to race starting from via dei Calzaiuoli in Florence, up to Piazza del Popolo in Faenza passing through Fiesole, Borgo San Lorenzo , Marradi, Brisighella… .. This year for the...

MY PASSATORE

WHAT WAS THE PASSATORE FOR ME? It was a challenge that I thought was bigger than me, a challenge where I gave myself very low chances of success, certainly the biggest challenge since I started running. A challenge that I faced with so much humility but also with so much determination, aware that my physique was...

See you next time! by Francesca Spinsanti

  A few days after the registration for 2020, many emotions invade me. In November 2018 a thought begins to whip in my head. Passatore. 100 km. Distance has never frightened me. Rather. A challenge that excites me. Speed scares me. But in long distance races the pace counts, but the head counts more than the legs. After the Valencia...

E RAGAIO’ DE CAR

(rope attachment stick that was in the back of the old ox-drawn carts) by Luigi Rusticali Joke in Romagna dialect of a participant in the 100Km Passatore di Russi (RA) who did not complete the race stopping at Borgo San Lorenzo. (May 26, 1978)   Fata testa cl’ha la zent che cun poch alenament la cred che arivér a Fèèza, aviendas...

A WONDERFUL ADVENTURE

Finally ... "I was there!". I had had it told a thousand times during the Sunday races and already through those stories I had experienced the enthusiasm, the small sufferings, the human charge of those who had already run "The Passer" and every time I heard about it I felt a particular shiver. Finally I lived...

I WAS THERE!

Dear friends, this year, after reaching the 100 km mark for the 10th time, I also want to express my opinion on this event and describe what it feels like before, during and after this race. I became a runner almost out of necessity: I was advised 20 years ago by the doctor to walk...

100KM OF PASSATORE

The sun goes down among the wonderful Tuscan hills. Now only shadows rise to the top, then voices in the dark. Up there at the Colla pass our soul is full of hope, then down with my heart in my throat. The dawn catches us tired, let's embrace the new day with wonderful sensations. Only heart and soul, and the affection of the people of Romagna allow us to...

MAGIC NIGHT PASSATORE NIGHT

After sixteen times, as then every year, you think to yourself: now I got used to it. In fact, every time it is like the first one, the emotion takes your throat and stomach before leaving and your heart beats fast, while you admire, for the truth somewhat absently, the artistic beauty of Piazza della...

MY FIRST 100 KM OF THE PASSATORE

To play basketball, football, volleyball, water polo, rugby, tennis you need a ball, to run the Passatore it takes at least two. (L. C.) What will become of ours life? And then they made us drink tonight ... what's it called ... the "tachipirinha"! All is started in August 2002, rather not everything started much earlier at least 12 years before...

ONE HUNDRED THESE ONE HUNDRED

This poem was dedicated by a friend to Angela Valli di Faenza at the end of his 15th "hundred". ONE HUNDRED THESE ONE HUNDRED Do you remember the first time? Did you say ... never again? Since then, amidst enthusiasm of fiery noons, red sunsets and intervals of dark silence, light up here and there from wedges of moon and fireflies, sparse lights to mark...

THE 100KM

Saturday 28 May 2005 6.00 am, Sergio and I leave for Florence. We are too early, we know it, but we have been waiting for this day for many months and we can't wait for this adventure to begin, therefore, after having loaded the bicycle and the sports bag with everything we need, we leave...

THE HUNDRED

Yes, La Cento as we call it in confidence in our 29 Martiri running group (the name is in memory of the 29 Partisans hanged by the Germans during the Second World War) in Figline di Prato, but with all due respect for this race which is the 100km of the Passatore. Cento as far...

DO NOT WALK, DO NOT WALK!

I have walked your way a thousand times in my dreams. All my companions told me that it was better not to face you, that it was early, that many of you stop after you, that I would no longer have the strength to run again! But from the little worm that you were ten months...

THE BARICELLESE PASSATOR

adapted from "Il Municipio" 2007 Saturday 26 May, at 8 in the morning, a group of baricellesi and did not leave from San Gabriele with the cry of "never give up" (well imprinted on their shirts) in the direction of Florence. The impatient eyes of Willj Gugliemi stood out in the group, the true protagonist of...