For the 3rd year in a row, deep in the French Vosges, Xonrupt has turned into the European mecca for mecca. Paul Charbonnier and his team have gone from 300 to 500 to now 700 racers and the race sold out months ago. These guys have also been running the classic Gerardmer triathlon for a long while now, so they know quite well what they are doing.
As per tradition all of us Brits (sic) took comfort in the very same chalet we’ve rented for the last 3 years and of course, we know where the bed is (it’s too small), where the boulangerie is and we’re only 2 min from the course. Talk about déja vu.