Foulees de Parcay

It's Bastille day in France so a national bank holiday means an opportunity to race on a Friday morning. Parcay sur Vienne is a little commune about 45 minutes drive into the Loire, on the banks of the Vienne. There were 12 and 18km 'course nature' (trail) a 5km and a 1km kids race. The 5km was up first and Liz was keen to do it - mainly on road and as flat as they come - just how she likes it! By the look in her eyes I could tell she still had the result from Chambon in her mind and after seeing the small take up I wasn't surprised to see her finish as 2nd Lady. The 12 and 18km started together, I opted for the more popular 12km, an easy step up in distance from 2 weeks ago but I knew it wa

Au Nom de la Louere

Another trail run for Gary, an evening run about half an hour to the north of here. On offer this evening was the Dalton (10km) Billy the Kid (18km) and Trail Court (26km) all in aid of charity and he played it safe again with the 10km. Needless to say, as per the norm, the locals make a huge party of these things, music , stalls and food all with a cowboy theme this time The race itself, at least the 10km, was fairly technical in places with lots of single file running winding through trees, water and sharp changes in elevation made all the more fun by the sudden downpour 10 minutes before start but is probably best summed up by the Strava title : 'Twisty trail with trees, mud, beer, cactus

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