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Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun puts on the muscles!!!

Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun puts on the muscles!!!

The 2018 edition of Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun The Original – 20K, organized by RCS Sport – RCS Active Team, has been unforgettable thanks to the enchanting enthusiasm of the 2532 participants and to the city route which has allowed to the Rovereto inhabitants  to cheer and support the strongmanrunners.

Since the early morning it was possible to breathe the party air in the city center thanks to the colored people of the Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun, always capable of combining agonism and fun.

 “It has been even this year a extraordinary event and once again the level of the event has raised both for the bizarre costumes and for the difficulty of the obstacle made more challenging by the hot weather. We want to thank the city administration of Rovereto and all the Partners who make this event extraordinary and impeccable” has stated Andrea Trabuio, RCS Sport – RCS Active Team Mass Events Technical Manager.

From 2.00PM all the participants were focused on the race and ready to give the maximum effort with the ultratrailer Michele Evangelisti, Race ambassador, leading the race with the race bib number 1.

 “Music, sweat and many challenging obstacle. The funniest thing is the masks. The atmosphere is crazy. It has been an incredible experience. I have run with my team without thinking about the time and helping those in difficulty”. Has stated Michele Evangelisti, ultratrailer and race ambassador.

Among the most evocative moments, there are the passage inside the Quercia Rovereto Città della Pace e dello Sport stadium, the crossing of the Brione neighborhood and the double crossing of the Leno river with two fire trucks whi sprayed strong jets of water.

The Obstacles have shined again for their difficulty and for their fantasy both in the preparation and in the name. The most feared obstacles were the “Dolomiti Energia Tough Geyser”, located in Piazza Rosmini and built over the famous circular fountain. The structure of 5 meters of height was composed by a large naval net and hold by two blocks of containers (three per side).

Moreover, the “La Sportiva 90 METERS OF GLORY“, located in Corso Bettini close to the MART, has been really appreciated by the runners. It is 90 meters long in honor of the technical sponsor, who celebrates in 2018 90 years since the establishment. The first part was composed by tires, followed by a big tub of water inside a container. Then, the participants have faced hay bales, a passage inside tubes and a ramp, on which they climbed to reach a group of containers located  at 5 meters height.

Even if Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun is not an agonistic event, it is fair to announce the first three men and women to cut the finish line including also their times.

 

STANDINGS

Men

1-            Daniele Andreis               1.20.49

2-            Stefano Medessi             1.30.17

3-            Nicola Brida                       1.31.09

Women

1-            Alessia Scalet                    1.46.17

2-            Sarah Natali                       1.49.57

3-            Marta Cereda                   1.58.50

 

The winner in the men category is Daniele Andreis, 27 years old from Caldes in Val di Sole. He is a sky race specialist and it is his second appearance in the FFSR: “ Two years ago I finished 2nd. This year I really liked the crossing of the Leno river. How to win? No secrets, because here it is important knowing how to improvise”.

The winner in the women category is Alessia Scalet, 38 years old from Primiero San Martino di Castrozza.

She is a FFSR veteran. She has collected three victories, a second place and a third place in the past editions: “The most beautiful obstacles? The “Dolomiti Energia Tough Geyser” with the net suspended over the fountain in Piazza Rosmini and “La Sportiva Power Rush” which has to be passed thorugh exploiting only your arms.”

Curiosity about the participants:

The country most represented is of course Italy, but overall 27 countries have been represented. Germany and Switzerland have the major number of members after Italy: 16 Germany and 24 Switzerland. However, there were runners From Tanzana, Perù and Israel.

At regional level,  there were participants from 17 different regions: Veneto is the most represented with 654 runners. Trentino and Lombardia follow with 591 and 368 participants.

The oldest runner are the Italian Carlo Papa (72 years old)  and the Italian Emiliana Coser.

From 8.00PM the party moved to Piazza Achille Leoni with the Strong Party animated by DJ Luca Asta.

Dolomiti Energia has lunched the “Dolomiti Hydrotour” project, which allows to understand how the 100% clean energy is produced in Trentino. In particular, linked to the obstacle race, every strongmanrunner, who will show his race bib at the Dolomiti Hydrotour stand, will be able to access to guided tours for free organized inside hydroelectric power plants of Riva del Garda or Santa Massenza.

2018 Partners:

LA SPORTIVA // NAMED SPORT//PASTIFICIO FELICETTI // GRAPPE MARZADRO // SANGEMINI // MELINDA // EKIS//FLIXBUS. La Gazzetta dello Sport con Sportweek as media partner. Official Radio: Viva FM. Local partners: Comune di Rovereto e Dolomiti Energia; More partners: ASV Agenzia Sport Vallagarina, Trentino, Tecnotek, Effer, Marangoni e Scaligera Service.

Technical info about the Original 20k on Saturday 22 September

Technical info about the Original 20k on Saturday 22 September

The last preparations are underway in Rovereto when there are 48 hours left to Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun The Original – 20k, organized by RCS Sport – RCS Active Team. Rovereto for the seventh consecutive time is the location chosen for the event.

The start will be about  02.00 pm in Via Giacomo Tartarotti, where the runners are going back after 10km to pass through the finish line and start the second lap. One of the news of the 2018 edition is that the route is completely set in the city with the passage inside the Quercia Rovereto Città della Pace e dello Sport stadium,  the crossing of the Brione Neighborhood and the double crossing of the Leno river.

 

USEFUL INFO:

MEDIA PASS COLLECTION

  • Saturday 22nd September from 10AM to 1.45PM in Sala Polifunzionale at Scuola Primaria Regina Elena (via Follone 1, Rovereto)
  • The room will be available for the Media until 8.00PM on Saturday

 

MORE INFO ABOUT THE EVENT:

Friday 21st  September

4.00 p.m: Village opening in Piazzale Achille Leoni and race bibs giving

6.00 p.m: Grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony

8.00 p.m: Strong Party

10.00 p.m:  End of the race bibs giving

00.00 a.m: Village closing

Saturday 22nd September

9.00 a.m: Village opening and race bibs giving

From 1.00 p.m to 6.00 p.m: Hospitality area and race start line – Via Tartarotti

2.00 p.m: Race start – Via Tartarotti

4.30 p.m: Award ceremony for the first three men and three women classified

6.00 p.m: End of the race

8.00 p.m: Strong Party

00.00 a.m: Village closing

 

Dolomiti Energia has lunched the “Dolomiti Hydrotour” project, which allows to understand how the 100% clean energy is produced in Trentino. In particular, linked to the obstacle race, every strongmanrunner, who will show his race bib at the Dolomiti Hydrotour stand, will be able to access to guided tours for free organized inside hydroelectric power plants of Riva del Garda or Santa Massenza.

REVEALED OTHER TWO OBSTACLES OF THE ORIGINAL 20K: “ADRIANAAA” AND “POWER RUSH”

REVEALED OTHER TWO OBSTACLES OF THE ORIGINAL 20K: “ADRIANAAA” AND “POWER RUSH”

Four days are missing for the highly anticipated Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun The Original – 20k 2018, organized by RCS Sport – RCS Active Team, and it is time to reveal two more obstacles that complete the fascinating puzzle under the eyes of the participants, impatient to face the route.

Obtacle number 4 – “ADRIANAAA”: the name is clearly inspired to the legendary Silvester Stallone/Rocky yell, who at the end of one of his match was used to scream the name of his wife Adriana. It is located in Via Brione, in the namesake neighborhood , and it is constituted by two containers, connected each other by a series of suspended tires, that must be bypassed by the participants.

Obstacle number 11 – “LA SPORTIVA POWER RUSH”: it is dedicated to the technical sponsor La Sportiva and it is located in Piazza Suffragio. It is a monkey bar built in American style that needs to be overcome by hanging on the pegs.

The training of the ultratrailer Michele Evangelisti continues  with the maximum effort. He is turning the screw on the team of 10 members which will join him and he will be at the start with race bib number  1.

The race will start at 2.00 p.m in Via Girolamo Tartarotti, where the route will come back after the first 10km to start the second lap. Among the news there are the city route, the passage inside the Quercia Rovereto Città della Pace e dello Sport stadium, the crossing of the Brione neighborhood and the double Leno river cross.

 

DRIVEABILITY INFO

During the race, the access  by car will be guaranteed from Sant’Ilario, Viale Trento, Via Mascagni, Via Driopozzo and Via Bellini. The exit will be from Via Bellino, Via Driopozzo, Via Chiocchetti and from Viale Trento in direction of Sant’Ilario. A part of the parking at Follono is already closed cause of the Village preparation. From Sunday the no parking prohibition will be extended to north-west part and form Tuesday to the south part.

 

MORE INFO ABOUT THE EVENT

Friday 21st  September:

4.00 p.m: Village opening in Piazzale Achille Leoni and race bibs giving

6.00 p.m: Grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony

8.00 p.m: Strong Party

10.00 p.m:  End of the race bibs giving

00.00 a.m: Village closing

Saturday 22nd September:

9.00 a.m: Village opening and race bibs giving

From 1.00 p.m to 6.00 p.m: Hospitality area and race start line – Via Tartarotti

2.00 p.m: Race start – Via Tartarotti

4.30 p.m: Award ceremony for the first three men and three women classified

6.00 p.m: End of the race

8.00 p.m: Strong Party

00.00 a.m: Village closing

Revealed two new obstacles: “La Sportiva 90 METERS OF GLORY” e “TORNADO CREEK”

Revealed two new obstacles: “La Sportiva 90 METERS OF GLORY” e “TORNADO CREEK”

Time is running fast like the strongman runners in the streets of Rovereto. 16 days left from the start of  Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun The Original – 20k, organized by RCS Sport – RCS Active Team, it is time for the  traditional press conference.

During the today meeting with the media at Palazzo Alberti Poja, it has been presented the main traits of the most awaited Italian stage on Saturday 22nd of September and two new obstacles have been showed, after the first two “flying” obstacles unveiled in the end of July.

Obstacle n°9 – “ La Sportiva 90 METERS OF GLORY”: Located in Corso Bettino, close to the MART, it will be long 90 meters in honour of the technical sponsor, which celebrates 90 years in 2018. The first segment will be composed by a sequence of tiers, followed by a container full of water. Then, the participant will have to face hay balls, a passage inside concrete tubes and a ramp, on which they will go to reach a group of containers located at 5 meters of height. Finally, the participants will enter inside a tank plenty of mud.

Obstacle n°12 – The participant will have to pass through a naval net of  12×7 meters to reach the Leno. During the passage through the river, two fire trucks will obstruct the participants by throwing strong jets of water. The participants will have to climb using the ropes in to reach the road and continue the race.

The start will be about  02.00 pm in Via Giacomo Tartarotti, where the runners are going back after 10km to pass through the finish line and start the second lap. One of the news of the 2018 edition is that the route is completely set in the city with the passage inside the Quercia Rovereto Città della Pace e dello Sport stadium,  the crossing of the Brione Neighborhood and the double crossing of the Leno river.

For us September is traditionally the month of the Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun, an unmissable date since 7 year, since when we decided to import in Italy this kind of format, which is able to conciliate competition and its exuberant trait” Andrea Trabuio, Mass Events Technical Manager RCS Sport – RCS Active team, has said “ it has become a challenge for ourselves to introduce new things, both related to the route in order to make the participants experience harder, and related to the collateral events in order to attract more viewers. even this year I would say mission accomplished and who will be here won’t be disappointed

 “We are glad that our city, known mostly for its cultural events, can be the host again of a big event that contributes to promote Rovereto as destination”  Francesco Valduga, Rovereto’s Major, has commented.

This year the old town comes back to be main character. Like every year we make available to RCS Sport all the energies necessary to organise an event that give to our lovely city a funny and friendly weekend.  The event continues the next Sunday with othere two events: Baby Run and King of Fireman” Mario Bortot, Rovereto’s Councillor for the Sport, has commented.

The official jersey of the event has been revealed for the first time. It has been  provided for the second year by the technical sponsor La Sportiva, leader company from Trento in climbing shoes and mountain boots.

Among the runners there will be a special guest: the ultratrailer athlete Michele Evangelisti will run with his team of 10 members  and surely he will be a leader for all the participants

There will be Sport Mental Coaches from Ekis Sport to support the runners. Ekis a leading company in coaching services, consulting and educational courses. From July, all the participants have been able to follow a digital course about mental training. Moreover, they will be followed even before the race to complete the training and during the race in case of necessity.

MORE INFO ABOUT THE EVENT

Friday 21st  September

4.00 p.m: Village opening in Piazzale Achille Leoni and race bibs giving

6.00 p.m: Grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony

8.00 p.m: Strong Party

10.00 p.m:  End of the race bibs giving

00.00 a.m: Village closing

Saturday 22nd September

9.00 a.m: Village opening and race bibs giving

From 1.00 p.m to 6.00 p.m: Hospitality area and race start line – Via Tartarotti

2.00 p.m: Race start – Via Tartarotti

4.30 p.m: Award ceremony for the first three men and three women classified

6.00 p.m: End of the race

8.00 p.m: Strong Party

00.00 a.m: Village closing

Revealed the two “flying” obstacles of The Original – 20k 2018

Revealed the two “flying” obstacles of The Original – 20k 2018

The countdown of Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun The Original – 20k fell below two months and it is time to know the first details of the obstacles, which will make Rovereto once again irresistible for all the runners.

Along the city route, there will be 13 obstacles that the runners have to overtake twice. Three of them are “flying obstacles” and some details about two flying obstacles are going to be revealed:

  1. The first one is located in Piazza Rosmini, in the heart of the city. It will be built over the famous circular fountain. The structure: 5 metres of height and I will be composed of a long naval net hold by two big blocks of containers (three per side) on which on which the strongmanrunners, from left to right, will climb using the ropes. The main trait of the obstacle will be the presence of strong jets of water making the crossing harder. The container will be open on one side e it will be used for the passage of the participants in the point of changing route.
  2. The second flying obstacle could be considered as a “high flying osbtacle“. It will be located in Viale Trento, close to Via Brione. It will be composed of a tunnel made by a long container, within which the runners will have to run. To enter inside the container it will be necessary to climb a ladder, while going down the runners will have to jump on hay balls. In Overall, the structure will be high 5 meters and the passage  will be 12 meters long.

The start will be about 14.00 in Via Giacomo Tartarotti, where the runners are going back after 10km to pass through the finish line and start the second lap. In 2018 Michele Evangelisti will be a motivation for the participant who are going to run close to the ultratrailer, expert in incredible challenges, leading the runners to great performance.

There will be Sport Mental Coaches from Ekis Sport, leading company in coaching and consulting, to support the participants. From July to September all the runners will  be able to attend an online course through videos about mental training and they will be looked after before the race to fine-tune the preparation, and also during the event to support those in difficulty.

The registrations continue at full speed. From the 1st of August the registration fee will change from €45 to €50. For the groups there is a special discount: for the groups reaching the 10 members the system will give back to each group member the 10% of the registration fee on the credit card used for the payment. The operation will be repeated every 10 members registered in the same team.