Semi Marathon de Paris – The Run

The Paris half marathon is becoming an established favourite at TriLondon. Great weather and an interesting route, plus a good early-season test of your long distance legs. This year seven of us were running, with support from a couple of very committed folk (details to follow in the next post!).

The course is a fantastic run through the city, starting and finishing in the Chateau de Vincennes to the east, and heading into the centre-ville via the Bastille. The route back out sees Notre Dame and the banks of the Seine before returning to the Chateau for a well-earned finishers’ medal and massage. The weather on the day was nice and sunny, even if the route was a little busy with 60,000 people running! However the fast, flat course and well-stocked aid stations meant at least three PBs among the TriLondoners running on the day – a great effort all round!