Namur is a politically important city in Belgium owing to its role as the capital of the Wallonia region. It is a city less than an hour away from our house so when I found out about the premiere edition of the Namur International Marathon scheduled on April 22, 2018, I did not hesitate to sign up.
It was an hour long drive from our house to the ADEP Center James on Allee du Stade, the race hub. The Citadel of Namur, built in 937, and the James Bridge greeted us when we drove into the city.
Parking was available at Avenue du Prince de Liege 57.
I picked up my bib in the morning before lining up at the start line. I already paid my 55€ registration fee online.
The race started at 9:00 AM with a six hour time limit.
There were 1,527 entries. I crossed the finish line in 5:33:15.
After a quick change of clothes, we were on the road home.