Today's race saw a considerable number of Namban participants, I was on the veterans A-team and was able to witness a valiant effort by the Open-A that lead them to the podium in third position. Our first runner placed 8th in an obviously highly competitive leg, a position that was improved by his team-mates. The second team on the open division placed top-twenty as well, even though they had to run with one late replacement.
My team, the master's A, just missed the podium and finished in 4th, not a bad effort, though captain Fabrizio Raponi (picture below) expressed some dissatisfaction with his own pacing.
We had a few mixed and Ladies teams, I will include their results in a later update.