Relieve Joe at the Marathon du Médoc

As we continue to celebrate our new partnership with wine travel specialists Winerist, we look back at our presenters visiting just a few of the many wonderful places Winerist offers tours to.

This week, we revisit Joe Fattorini and adventurer Jamie Ramsay tackling the Marathon du Médoc, catching much of Bordeaux’s unique beauty along the way.

Joe notes

Marathon Men

Joe Fattorini

Imagine a wine tasting for 10,000 people. All tasting – and drinking – some of the greatest wines in the world. Everyone having a brilliant time wearing fancy dress. Accompanied by bands playing music and chefs offering snacks like oysters and grilled beef. While running 42.195 kilometres. Welcome to the crazy world of the Bordeaux marathon.

My friend Jamie Ramsay hasn’t had a drink in 18 months. Mostly because he’s been running from Vancouver to Buenos Aires. So if I show him round the historic region of Bordeaux, he will encourage me around 26 miles and 385 yards of running. Things start so well. I’ve run marathons before. And Jamie seems to be enjoying his return to the world of wine too. Even if our costumes start to feel a little heavy, and sweaty. As we enjoy more and more wine, and run more and more slowly, will we get to the end?

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