A marathon where you are encouraged to get tipsy, and it’s mandatory fancy dress – is it a dream or a nightmare?
For thousands, it seems, it’s a dream – and one that they get to live out in reality once a year near Bordeaux, France.
Marathon du Medoc, held every year in September, includes more than 20 wine stops along the 42km track plus offers specialities such as oysters, steak, and ice-cream too.
This year I got to head to Paulliac, the small village where the race starts and finishes, to experience Medoc for the first time – From the sidelines, of course! I had the cough very important job cough of being cheerleader to my fiance, Dan, that kept me much too busy to run it myself.
That, and the fact that I’m extremely unfit and the idea of a marathon gives me shivers…