Marathon du Médoc in Pauillac/Bordeaux, France
September 10, 2005
A few personal experiences by Cindy Peterson
The race was a hoot!! Everyone was in costume and moi aussi (me too.)
I WON FIRST PRIZE FOR BEST COSTUME!!!
Marathon Tours awarded me first prize for best costume within our group of 100 runners. My Costume was "MADEMOISELLE FOLIES BERGERE". What fun I had throughout the race.
My headpiece was two and a half feet high; the costume was pink and black satin and black lace, black mesh stockings and a bow and boa in the rear. I painted my sneakers black, glued black satin material with swarowsky crystals all over the front and sides of the sneakers. You could see me coming and going.
There were many groups of men that were dressed the same as though they were a team. A group of 10 men approached me dressed in top hats, tight pants, and a cane, picked me up under my arms and chanted my name for about an eight of a mile. They would then say au revoir until the next mile, party at the wine stop and do the same all over again.
I got into the whole scene too by asking" voulez vous couchez avec moi". It was a blast. They waited for me at the finish line and carried me to where I picked up my wine and travel bag. I had so much fun that I will do this one again with my brother, and next time I will participate in the wine stops.
The wine tours were exceptional and so was the wine. I sent home two cases along with what I brought in my carry on and back pack.
Made some wonderful new friends, enjoyed time with Linda, Laurie and the three New Yorkers.