Hawkins in Paris

The weekend of 5/6 March saw Dursley Running Club stalwart Graeme Hawkins cross the Channel to compete in the Paris Marathon.

 

Graeme, a London Marathon veteran, noticed some key differences, much reduced facilities for competitors and a more relaxed approach to the event as whole. Runners joining the throng for a short distance before heading off. Graeme didn’t let any of this phase him and he completed the course in 03:39:30 (a time that would have placed in 21st in his age category in London this year).