Monday, April 15, 2013

Mont St Michel. Running in Normandy.

Mont St Michel. ©A.Anichkin.

Mont-Saint-Michel in the morning.

This view is about a mile from the gates of the famous abbey on the rock in the sands off the coasts of Normandy and Brittany, one of the most recognised sites in the world. The spot, next to a newly-built barrage on the river to the left, was the start-line of the 10 km road race I did on Sunday with my running buddies Francesca and Leaharna.

It had been grey and raining all week before the race but Sunday met us with glorious sunshine and warm weather with refreshing breeze.

I took this picture with my old Nokia, so the technical quality isn't high.

Read more about this race on my Running with Dogs blog.


  1. What an amazing and inspiring location to run. Are there regular runs / races organised around Mont-Saint-Michel?

  2. Yes, the biggest and probably best known is the Mont St Michel marathon. Organisers say it it the only one in the world where you can see the finish, the Abbey, from the start in Cancale, the oyster capital of Brittany. It's run in May too.
    Here's the link:
    I just noticed I've forgotten to put a link to the post on my running blog. Updated now with the link. There is a more detailed description there.


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