Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Paris-Rawlik Jura Whisky Chaser

The inaugural Paris-Rawlik fell race took place on 16th July 2016. A brief report follows:


In spite of ominous grey clouds on the morning of the race, runners of all ages gathered outside the Jura village hall. These included a cow, a nun and a milkmaid, several dogs, and some more serious looking individuals. The milkmaid raced as hard as (s)he could to get to the top of the hill before the cow. This was no easy task because:
  1. this cow is actually quite fast 
  2. the milkmaid had been frolicking with all the young men in the pub late into the night the previous evening 
Mid race proposal (photo Iain Whiteside)
Luckily for the milkmaid, the cow had also stayed out all night, first on a beach drinking Prosecco and swimming in the sea with her hens, and later sleeping under the stars in the company of Jura midges. Thus the milkmaid made it to the top in time to kneel down before the cow, and to pull out a last-minute engagement ring with which to adorn the peat covered hoof. Then the racers all drank a large draught of Jura whisky, and raced back down to the hall. The cow’s extra two legs gave her the edge, and she crossed the finish line to clinch a narrow victory, before plunging herself into the sea.
Early Finishers (photo Lorna Ascroft)
Post race cool off (photo Lorna Ascroft)


The race was followed by a gathering on the beach for poems and promises, followed by drinking, dancing and merriment in the village hall.

(photo Konrad Borkowski)
(photo Konrad Borkowski)
(photo Konrad Borkowski)
(photo Konrad Borkowski)

Addendum: The organisers would like to issue their thanks to the multitude of runners who sacrificed their race to finish off the whisky.

(photo Konrad Borkowski)

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  2. Lovely snaps of a beautiful wedding! I am finding amazing DC wedding venues for my sister’s wedding in couple of months. Planning to hire a professional wedding photographer and thinking about doing all decorations myself.

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