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Super Marion on why living with epilepsy should not be a barrier to leading an active life

‘Winning the [Olympic] silver medal was, in part, a victory over epilepsy. I thought of all the kids who have epilepsy and think it’s a handicap – it’s not. I hoped some of them would use my silver medal as an example of what they could accomplish.   ‘Epilepsy or not,...

Bridging the gender divide: Advice for women coaches on taking over a men’s team

Marion Clignet celebrates her victory in the women's points race at the World Track Championships in Berlin in 1999 The coaching industry is populated primarily by men.  Marion Clignet has bucked the trend at the highest level and, with the backing of...

The Trail des Citadelles

Saturday afternoon off to Lavelanet -a village in the Cathare region of the Pyrénées in the Ariège région to be exact. Once a hub for various textile markets with several factories….only one factory remains.  My challenge was to see if my legs had recuperated from The...

The Black Mountain Trail

Two videos! March, 5th, 2016 Today I pushed myself harder then I ever have. I had the brilliant idea to race in the black mountains not far from Toulouse-a 55 kms trail-mountain race with close to 4000 m of climbing. Not on a great day energy wise I thought about...

Les Collines du Diable (The Hills of the Devil)

February, 21rst, 2016, Once again my alarm goes off at O fuck hundred ! I went to bed at 10 thinking Id sleep well and at Midnight I was up drinking herbal tea to try and get back to sleep. Yesterday Phiphi (my Partner Philippe) and I dusted off our bikes after a 5...

Gruissan

Gruissan Phoebus trail-25km with 850 D+ I caught up with my team mate Maud at race registration in Gruissan-she was dressed a bit like wonder-woman with thèse super High leather boots…her dressed to kill look. Ready for our first trail of the season with special...

Regional Cross Country Championships

January 24th, 2016 Sooo, I have to say this cross country season has me a little less confident then last season if for no other reason because during the festivities between Christmas and new years I ate too much, probably drank more then my share, and went to bed at...

La Traversée Des Baronnies

La Traversée des Baronnies, 10th edition, on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

2016 and accounts start …

Ahh how I love it when my alarm rings at oh F___ hundred…Bounced out of bed and headed northwest not far from Cahors, to Saint-Vincent-Rive-d'Olt (also known for malbec wines and truffles !) to race an 18km trail race with 800m of climbing and about the same in...

The Trail des Citadelles

Saturday afternoon off to Lavelanet -a village in the Cathare region of the Pyrénées in the Ariège région to be exact. Once a hub for various textile markets with several factories….only one factory remains.  My challenge was to see if my legs had recuperated from The...

The Black Mountain Trail

Two videos! March, 5th, 2016 Today I pushed myself harder then I ever have. I had the brilliant idea to race in the black mountains not far from Toulouse-a 55 kms trail-mountain race with close to 4000 m of climbing. Not on a great day energy wise I thought about...

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