Bordeaux’s Marathon du Médoc – 26 miles and 23 glasses of wine

I’m putting together my list of yearly challenges, this one is straight on the must do list, it sounds fantastic fun.
Bordeaux’s Marathon du Médoc; 12th September 2015
The course is 26.2 miles through scenic vineyards and the participants – in compulsory fancy dress (obviously) you are also expected to indulge in at least 23 glasses of the famed vintages en route, while also stuffing yourself with local specialities such as oysters, foie gras, cheese, steak and sweets.
Unlike other marathons the aim of the Marathon du Médoc isn’t to finish first but to finish as close to the 6 hr 30 minute cut off as possible to fully indulge in as much wine and food as you can.
There’s even a pasta party the night before full of booze and carbs. Designed to give you the required energy and also be so hungover a glass of wine 5km into a 26 mile run seems like a good idea.
Well, booking doesn’t open until February otherwise id already be booked in for this, Who else is in?

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