The one with all the wine...
After seeing this being open for registrations today - is anyone thinking of doing this in 2012?
Details:- Date: 8th September 2012- Start: 09.30am- Cut off point: 6hrs 30 mins
Not only is there a wine on route but also fancy dress!
As i'd probably be travelling alone - I'd thought it'd be nice to see if any other forumites would be going!
Not planning it for this year, but I've done it a couple of times, and it is great fun.
Try and sort out local accommodation asap. Try local B&Bs, Chambres d'Hotes, and the like. Or (if you like roughing it), there is a campsite in Pauillac.
The walk in the vineyards the next day (with more wine tasting, natch!), and lunch is worth doing, too (another reason to stay locally if you can).
I'm seriously tempted too! I need to work out funds, but maybe...
@Bookie - I'm asking a work colleague who lives near the marathon if he's "open" to squatters for a weekend... if he is - i'm happy to extend the invite over to you. It'd be camping but it'd be free.
Entry is: 78€ but there are other accommodation packages available (all inclusive pack is 195€)
I'm up for camping
Cost is going to be the major decider, so anything free is good! Thanks Emmy
I have to admit - I found the website a bit difficult to decipher. I thought the all inclusive was more than that?
From my limited french - i've worked out that there's different "packages".
Registration with Accommodation: clicky- Different offers:195€/197€/219€
Pure entry is: 78€ then there are other packages:
Initiation Pack : 114€ (bib + Mille Pates dinner)
Pleasure Pack : 114€ (bib + Walk&Lunch)
Prestige Pack : 155€ (bib + Mille Pates + Walk&Lunch)
Festive Pack : 93€ (bib + Patacaisses dinner)
Emmy, you can get the website in English - there's a little Union Flag button at the bottom of the home page...
We stayed in a B&B in a little village called St Seurin de Cadourne )sp?). I don't do camping!
Hi Wilkie - you're right but the English is sometimes difficult to understand!
Thanks for the suggestion!
@Xine - Bookie said on FB that it's 'History with a capital H'
Are you sure we can't persuade you?
Ahhhhh, its SO tempting! BUT I've already signed up for the Paris-Versailles 16km run at the end of September so I think that will be my French Fix for this year.
I really hope there are lots of Marie Antoinettes and Sun Kings running this year you will have to make sure that you take loads of photos at the start, the effort that some people go to with their costumes is incredible!
Emmy-bug - I loved the English - I particularly like this bit:
You wish to live again and share your experience on the Medoc marathon, order now the DVD of the 27th edition!
...living again would be good.
Wilkie - I plan to do it in 2013 because you said it was one of your main achievements so inspired by this where should I be looking in terms of the best place to be located/best hotel/apartment? ...and did you arrange the trip yourself or use a sports travel company?
Also, it's a bit hilly
But I suppose the wine will ease the pain *hic*
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