Tag Archives: France

Castle Series Château de Chantilly Olympic Distance Triathlon – Aug 2015

Written by Lee Dale In 2013 I watched my friends complete the Hever Castle triathlon and this inspired me so I set myself a goal to enter a triathlon in 2014. The Hever Castle Sprint Plus was my first attempt and I was hooked. I really enjoyed the setting and the atmosphere at Hever and felt the Castle Triathlon Series events were well organised and welcoming. When I realised this year I wouldn’t be able to compete at Hever Castle, I decided that I’d try another of the Castle Triathlon…

Paris Marathon 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Push Nutrition and Tom Tom Photos by Dave Sherman, Laura Kimberley and Maindru Bonjour Paris! As with many British participants heading to France for the Paris marathon our long weekend began at St. Pancreas station in London as we awaited the Eurostar to take us straight to the centre of Paris. Although I’d travelled to France a few times via ferry I’d never travelled to Paris and never used the Eurostar, and compared the fuss and stress involved with…

The Paris EcoTrail 30km and 50km Events, France

The Paris EcoTrail 30 and 50km Events were held on Saturday 24th March, 2012. First of all, here’s a film of the event, it’ll give you an idea of what to expect from the route. The 50km Event, by Dave Wise The Paris Eco Trail is probably the best ultra running event that practically nobody in the UK knows about. I certainly hadn’t heard of it before Jean-Marc invited me to take part, and none of my running mates had either. How had this passed us by?!! Well, for a…

The Fontainbleau Half Marathon, Paris, France

This review is written in English and French. Please scroll down the page to read the French. Ce test est écrit en Anglais et en Français. Descendez en bas de page pour lire la partie en Français. I ran on April 1st (not for April fools) the «Foulée impériale de Fontainebleau» (which can be loosely translated as ‘the imperial Stride of Fontainbleau’). It was nostalgic for me as I lived in this city (Fontainebleau) for one year when I was student (almost 15 years ago). We had perfect weather for…

The Marseile-Cassis event, France

This review is written in English and French. Please scroll down the page to read the French. Ce test est écrit en Anglais et en Français. Descendez en bas de page pour lire la partie en Français. On October 28th, I ran the 34th edition of the most famous race in the South of France: Marseille – Cassis. This race is classified among the top 50 races of the world. I hadn’t been to Marseille in more than 10 years, so when I got the opportunity to run there I…

2013 Semi de Paris (aka Paris Half Marathon) by Jean-Marc Dalle

This review is written in English and French. Please scroll down the page to read the French. Ce test est écrit en Anglais et en Français. Descendez en bas de page pour lire la partie en Français. On March 3rd, I ran the 21st edition of the most famous half Marathon race in the North of France: Semi de Paris (aka Paris Half Marathon). Here is a small presentation of the event (taken from the official website): Traditionally rooted in the East of Paris, this event meanders along the avenues…

The 2013 Cross du Figaro 12km, Paris, France

by Jean Marc Dalle On September 22nd, I ran the “Cross du Figaro” in Saint Cloud‘s National Park (an extraordinary place just outside Paris). Cross du Figaro was a cross country race held in the Bois de Boulogne from 1961 and 2000. So, it was the rebirth of this race in a different place. The New Concept The legendary Cross du Figaro New Balance made a comeback with a new concept: it was more convivial, more cultural and more accessible. The 41st edition of the Cross Du Figaro New Balance took…