10 th Race s of the Poppy Coutry

Races in France (Remembrance of the battles of the Somme)

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25/02/2014 at 19:05

10 th of the Poppy Contry Races (France)  

September  7th 2014                  

 Come in ALBERT (80300 France)  and take part to the

           10th races

     of the 

Poppy Country            


Here are  few events: 


 Sports event:

             “Mara-Trail” (42,195 km of dirt tracks);

Half Marathon (road race),

10 Km; 5 Km, and races for children

 11 km of leisure  walk

   Memorial event :

         you will run through the  Circuit of Remembrance (you run into the Somme 1916 Museum which is set in an underground tunnel , through the Franco-British Memorial of Thiepval, past  the Ulster Tower and the Beaumont-Hamel Newfondland Memorial,  you will run under the railway through a tunnel that soldiers used to join the front and you will finallycross a river…)

Festive event :

Enjoyment and meals at the  “Velodrome Stadium”

 Charity event :

         Money will be collected for the Association “Autisme Picardie 80”

How to contact us:

Website  : www.coursesducoquelicot.com

Mail: coursesducoquelicot@orange.fr


25/02/2014 at 19:07

Soory for my French-English....

26/02/2014 at 10:17

C'est une honte, ils n'ont plus le marathon de la route il - que c'était une bonne course.

J'ai aussi fait le demi-marathon et le 10k, les deux parcours agréable.

26/02/2014 at 11:37


le marathon est remplacé par un maratrail encore plus prêt des monuments historique et commémoratif.

Venez essayer... vous ne serez pas déçue.


The marathon is replaced by a Mara Trail (same distance)


You run more nearly of  the historic and commemorative monuments.


Come and try you will not be disappointed.





23/04/2014 at 11:52

Phillippe, acceptez-vous la licence Compétition de England Athletics en place du certificat médical pour les coureurs anglais?


23/04/2014 at 13:08

Hello Wilkie,

It's OK with the licence compétition of England Athlétics




25/04/2014 at 14:32


My club might come over for the races this year


25/04/2014 at 15:56

Hello Wilkie,

I hope you will be members of the numerous present Britsh 

An article appears in the June issue of Women's Running, which is out now.


See you in september




seren nos    pirate
25/04/2014 at 16:09

My club is making a trip out this year.......

25/04/2014 at 17:48

What is the name of your club? (of what city?)

seren nos    pirate
25/04/2014 at 18:16

its in south wales...

25/04/2014 at 18:58

Islwyn RC ?

25/04/2014 at 19:17

That would be good, Seren, to meet up again!


seren nos    pirate
25/04/2014 at 19:18

Wilkie.......unfortunately i'm taking September out as a rest month so my hubby is going.......

25/04/2014 at 19:25

Oh well, it was a nice idea!

I don't know if any of my club will go - they were put off by the idea of the med cert, so being able to use a comp licence will help.

The other issue is accommodation - where do your club members stay? 

seren nos    pirate
25/04/2014 at 19:29

one of the guys is sorting out the accommodation for everyone


 looks a great event for clubs as there are so many options


26/04/2014 at 06:23
20/08/2014 at 08:55

The Poppy Country Races welcome the Foreign Runners

On Saturday, September 6th,

10:15 am : Small jogging through the  city (3 km)


11:00 am : reception at the Tourist Office
              - presentation of the City
              - souvenir gift
              - friendly drink

Come in large numbers to represent your Country in a good mood

Meeting point: 10:00 am, in front of Albert's church (Place d’Armes)

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