World championship of joëlette
Fouras - France
Saturday, May 11, 2013
7e edition
organized by Synapse 17



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Report of the Edition 2012


It was during the Ascension weekend that the
6th edition
of the « Joelettes World Championship » took place in collaboration with the radio station »Demoiselles FM ».

The weather was absolutely awful but it didn't in anyway hinder the motivation of the competitors.

For this event groups of regional hikers were invited to hold a » solitary walk » in order to act as supporters for the Joelettes teams.

A record number of 55 teams came from all over France (Belfort Territory,Pays Basque,Brittany,Paris region,) also from Braine- Alleud in Belgium to take part in the race on May 19th, held at Bourcefranc for the 3rd time running.

The circuit of 12km took place in the streets,port, old village and the oyster area where the oyster farmers had installed equipment allowing the runners to pass.

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As in previous years there were three classifications : men,women, and « scratch » which are available if you click on the welcome page of this website.

Musical groups were situated on the course. Speaking of which a big thank you to the « Batalas » group who did a great job to ensure the entertainment.

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Despite the bad weather a remarkable performance by the competitors was constated. The winning team classification »scratch » « Athletes en Uniforme » covered the distance in 43 minutes and 59 seconds ! Extraordinary !

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It was a real pleasure to see the joy on the faces of the « transported » runners when they received their prizes. The first three in each category received a cup, medals were offered to each competitor as a souvenir of this memorable day dedicated to the disabled.

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It must be stated that if Synapse 17 – issue of « service clubs » Rotary of marennes Oleron and Rochefort,and Inner Wheel of Rochefort (whose actions are in favour of youngsters, handicap and illetrism) are able to continue , its thanks to the generosity of numerous voluntary workers and donations.

A very big thank you to all the generous donors, local and private which contributed to the great success of this event. A big thank you equally to the oyster farmers, associations, and the town council of Bourcefranc le Chapus for all the help that was given.

After 3 years consecutive at Bourcefranc le Chapus, the 2013 edition will be held at Fouras les Bains on Saturday May 11th 2013.

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