Last week we went to Paris because my daddy was running the Paris marathon. On the Saturday there was a kids race and it was sponsored by haribo. At the race you had a to get a red t-shirt and a blue hat and then you had to wait around for ages until it was time to start. I was in the 2nd race for 8-10year old and we had to run 2.2km which is just a little bit further than Junior parkrun. My route went right up towards to the Eifel tower. My little sister ran in the 5-7year old race and Mummy did it with her. She had to run less than me.
At the end there was the haribo bear character doing highfives and it raced other children as they went through the line. Then we had to walk up to get a medal and a bag of breakfast which was basically a banana, an orange juice, a cake, waffle thing and a bag of haribos!
On the Sunday it was time for daddy’s race. He had been injured for 4 weeks before so we didn’t know how fast he would be. We got lost trying to find where the runners were so we had to ask some French people for directions and then we heard the sound of big booms in the distance. We guessed they were drummers so we followed the sound. Eventually my sister spotted runners through some trees and we managed to find a place to watch. There was anice lady next to us who was French but she had very good English. Her husband was meant to be running but he was injured too. Daddy soon came past and finished in 3hrs 25minutes which is slow for him, but very good because he tried his best.