Tout Rennes court – all Rennes runs. And indeed it appeared that all people of Rennes were either running through the streets or standing along the route to support runners. I am not a sports photographer, so my pictures are quite dull – maybe something to work on in future. However, for this I would need a good long focal lens – not really worth the investment.
Anyhow – it was the ideal weather for a race: sunny and mild.
I was walking along the Vilaine towards the city center, when I saw the first people waiting for the runners.
and just from the other side:
And then close to the Place de Republique it seemed the race got to its end – both geographically as well as temporal. More and more runners were on the street
and it got difficult for pedestrians to cross the street. They had to run in order not to interfere with the runners.
While I am sitting in a cafe (still no internet at home) number 11715 comes in – not running, also not slow and exhausted. I guess he really enjoys his glass of beer.