Posted: 22/11/2011 at 17:41
Wow, great couple of reports there, SilkTork and Rebecca. Such a shame about the strict cut off, but glad you enjoyed it.
It was a beautiful course, but warmer than I was hoping for. The organisation seemed very good, the French do provide great refreshments at events (not just water and sports drink but coke, bananas, oranges, sugar, raisins, etc. at most of the feed stations). Love having KM signs, seems to go much quicker than Miles(!). Finish was a bit tight and congested (not helped by relay teams jumping in and joining their last runner for the final 100m together).
Having not done anywhere near enough training, went for a slower pace than normal and got slower as it got hotter (the stretch alongside the railway from 17-22km was tough) but was pleased to stay running all the way and am surprised I can almost walk normally already!