AN INCREDIBLE FEEL GOOD RUNNING EXPERIENCE
– THE PARIS BREAKFAST RUN
How many of us seek the runners high? Well I think that this is an event where we can find it. There is no pressure. Times do not matter. Anyone in the family can sign up to run. It is the Paris Marathon Breakfast Run.
The serious stuff that we have trained for is reserved for Sunday…this year the starting point was just to the west of the Louvre, hugging the River Seine, entering the Louvre itself to run past the glass pyramid, back to the River and onto the low road by the Seine. Skirting the river for about 3km before swinging round to finish in the shadows of the Eiffel Tower.
Everyone is happy. There are no pre race nerves. If you are in town to attempt a fast marathon time then this is a good way to shake out the legs before toeing the line on Sunday morning. If you are a keen spectator then why not come along and enjoy the atmosphere that goes with a big city marathon.
My running buddy Steve and I rocked up and could not help to swept up in the excitement of the event. Flags from all around the world amongst the 4000 people that decided to stretch their legs. Chatting to each other along the route, sharing stories, meeting other people, all the time being conducted by the DJ playing his music from the back of the lead truck. A truly amazing feel good atmosphere that I would recommend to any runner of any level.
I have been contacted by people on social media to say they have already signed up for the 2019 Paris Marathon. I saw advertisement that over 10000 people had already entered. If you are one of the lucky runners taking on the challenge, you just have to think about the Breakfast Run!