On 11th September, 10 brave members of staff will be running the Marathon du Médoc in aid of our Charity of the Year, Parkinson’s UK.
Every September, runners from around the world gather in Bordeaux to compete in the 26.3 mile race around the Médoc vineyards. It’s a marathon for wine-lovers – runners pass some of Bordeaux’s most famous châteaux and along the route there are tasting stations with local wines, oysters, foie gras and cheese!
In the Lonely Planet’s online feature ‘Top 10 places to run a marathon’ (Aug 2010), the Marathon du Médoc comes in at number 3. Top of the list is the Great Wall marathon in China and number 2 is the Last Marathon in Antarctica!
Amongst this year’s 8000 competitors are Peter Taylor (Majestic Woking), Harry Fraser (Majestic Milton Keynes), John Ruck-Keene (Majestic Aylesbury), Mike Wilson (Majestic Kingston), Bruce Evans (Majestic Exeter), Rebecca Fowler (Majestic Clapham), Sophie Russell (Majestic Belgravia), Matt Willshire (Majestic Commercial), Matt Thomas (Majestic Commercial) and Andy Lloyd (Majestic in France).
The team is collecting sponsorship money and they hope to raise as much as possible for Parkinson’s UK. At Majestic, we’re supporting the charity’s work in providing information and assistance to people with Parkinson’s and their carers as well as funding research to find a cure.
Good luck team! Looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back!