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12 October 2017


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ПОЗДРАВЛЯЕМ kenza!!!
GRATULACJE limesinferior!! GOOD ONYA Dingo!

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Ever since fending off the Ottoman Empire back in the 16th Century, the ceremonial shot of cannon has echoed off the buildings and fortifications of Valetta at changing times of the day. All well and good, but when starting a serious race, online or otherwise, the question can arise “Was that the gun?” and thus inevitably SOL’s fifth consecutive running of our always longest sprint of the year saw the odd confused competitor starting late.

It mattered little. Many days of light, shifting winds provided all with plenty of opportunity to make amends, if such was needed, but a winner would out, and our podium three are to be much congratulated for neither needing to make said amends nor ever wandering much off the ideal course, more than nine days long. It was a close run thing with only 13 secs (a.k.a. 1 server jump) separating silver from gold. My goodness!

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