According to François Mazure, running the Brussels 20K takes a huge amount of preparation! François talks to us about a very genuine achievement thanks to his Aspria coach, Lyes, who gave him back his appetite for sport and can’t be praised too highly. This young dad and fan of group disciplines reviews his sporting journey with us, right up to the finish of the Brussels 20K….
"The 20K takes a lot of preparation! But it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time…. It’s a wonderful experience. You get the feeling that people are there to enjoy themselves, and it’s very well organised. You explore Brussels in a different way: for example, it’s amazing to run in the tunnels which you usually only drive through in a car! That gave me the desire to do it again next year and improve on my result. I appreciated that doing this kind of sport on your own, without any support, could present a real danger for the joints and muscles, and that you should consider fitness in just the same way as any other sporting discipline."
When it comes to taking up sport again, some causes are more motivational than others! Succeeding in running the Brussels 20K in 1 hour 46 minutes is one of them! And he did it without putting himself in danger physically and in support of Cap 48, the benevolent organisation which assists disabled people by raising funds for medical research and to improve living conditions for the people affected. François Mazure, RTBF journalist and currently presenter and editor in chief of the “7 à la Une” programme, talks to us enthusiastically about this experience which he shared with his colleagues, in an atmosphere which he described as like a huge party for 40,000 people, and which forms Brussels’ greatest sporting event.