A team of runners from the Darwen Dashers Running Club recently finished a marathon in France; although it was extremely hot, they displayed incredible endurance and willpower.
The race, held on a scorching summer day, put the runners’ physical and mental stamina to the test and demonstrated their dedication to the sport.
In over 30-degree heat, three Darwen Dashers ran a famous marathon in France while dressed in costume and sipping wine at rest stops.
The 26.2-mile Marathon du Medoc passes through the Medoc region’s wineries.
The event, now in its 37th year, requires attendees to dress up, and this year’s theme was “gastronomy.”
Darwen Dashers Complete Marathon In France In Scorching Heat
One of the participants, Chris Cash, said: “At 66, this was surely my last-ever marathon. We naturally ran together like a trio of bacon and eggs, and with stops for water and local wine, it wasn’t easy in the heat.”
Although it’s hot, enough wine will be consumed along the road. Fortunately, these Darreners had a strong training regimen that included long-distance running and wine drinking.
Chris is travelling to France this summer in honour of his and his wife’s retirement, and he had intended to run his 15th marathon with his local running club while he was there.
The Darwen Dashers are a running group that meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. in The Sunnyhurst pub. They welcome runners of all levels and specialize in fell and road races.
On Wednesdays at 6.30 p.m., the novice group meets at the Darwen Leisure Centre.
The chateau provided food and drink stops throughout the route, including pain au chocolate, cheese, and steak pieces. At the conclusion, participants were given medals and bottles of wine.
Chris continued, “I’ve wanted to do this marathon for a while, and now that my wife is retired, we can. Two more people wanted to join when I brought it up with the running club.”
The marathon is known for being enjoyable because there is always a theme.
Superheroes were previously done, with individuals dressing up as Superman and other figures, and Hollywood, with people dressing up as Star Wars characters.
Being British, we decided that bacon and eggs would be the ideal costume for this year.
When you arrive, there is a great atmosphere with many hot dog-costumed people and cooks, some even nude! There were several different nice dresses.
“You hear about marathons all over the place, but this one is the most intriguing because we could taste the regional wine in the vineyards along the route.
Some individuals took a long time, but it was extremely enjoyable.
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