Oysters and cider!! (about: 2003)|
Ronald Dearth from Portland, Maine (10/24/03)
The 2003 Marathon de Vannes turned into an eco-challenge with wind, heavy rain and cold temps during the last half of the marathon. If you like varied running surfaces, then this is your race. Dirt farm roads, walking trails, cobblestones, brick and asphalt awaits the adventurous runner. Despite almost 3,000 runners, this race has a small-town feel to it. Where else could you get hard cider, raw oysters and grilled sausages at the water stops?? This is a great destination race. Vannes is lovely with its half-timbered buildings and seafaring tradition. Very picturesque with the race starting outside the fortified walls of the town. The organizers and volunteers really care about making this race first rate. Splurge and stay at the Hotel Villa Kerasy, and for amazing seafood, eat at the Cafe Mingus. You won't forget this race.