He is a fan of endurance races and detained at the Maison centrale de Poissy (Yvelines). Reda will begin on May 19 in a 24-hour race, inside the prison. A sporting problem coupled with a charitable motion with its affiliation Robins des Murs, to alter the picture of detention.
The slender determine and a pair of black Nike sneakers on the toes, Reda, 35, is prepared for her weekly lengthy shoot. Since January, each Tuesday, the administration of the Maison centrale de Poissy, in the Yvelines, authorizes him to not go as much as lunch at midday with the different detainees. An alternative for this athlete, who can thus mix a number of hours of coaching in the internal courtyard of the prison, initially devoted to strolling.
It is on this flat floor of 170 meters in circumference that Reda will try a new feat: run 24 hours in a row. “I will be leaving on May 19 at 2 pm, because I like to start when the weather is hot. For the finish, it is also the moment when there will be people in the inner courtyard ”, emphasizes the athlete, who is nonetheless engaged on his protocol.
Food, tempo administration, fatigue administration, for a race of this magnitude, all parameters have to be taken under consideration. “I still do my tests of gels and drinks of efforts on Tuesday precisely, during my long sessions”, explains the founder of the affiliation Robins of the walls, a collective that organizes sports activities occasions in detention for nice causes.
Sport, a lever in detention
If sport has all the time been a half of Reda’s life, in detention, bodily exercise has discovered a explicit echo. None of his days goes by with out being punctuated by a operating or muscle constructing session. “Sport is part of my life, I have always done it, even outside of detention”, underlines the thirty-one thing, who makes up between his coaching and his each day work as a linger in the prison.
Beyond the sporting feat, Reda sees sport as a technique to transfer the strains. “I additionally need to present the detained individuals one thing else and present that we do not go to sleep, that we do issues. “
The adventure begins in 2015 following a challenge. Reda then runs a 100 km between the walls without any preparation. A year later, he decided to make it a real sports and solidarity project. Supported by the association Champ Libre, he then created the Robin des Murs collective, and runs to gather meals for the Secours populaire.
In 2019, he launched into the preparation of a 110 km for the profit of the Aïda affiliation, which helps kids with most cancers. Nine hours and 20 minutes of effort which allowed him to gather 2,595 €. The sporting feat then takes on its full that means. Reda decides to proceed for the profit of Aïda with a far more bold problem: to run 24 hours in a row.
30 hours of weekly coaching
In addition to the osteopathic classes loved by Reda as soon as a month, he is supported in this extraordinary challenge by a runner specializing in distance, the Frenchman Guillaume Laroche.
“When Reinald Fleury [le coordinateur socio-sportif] presented the project to me, I was immediately thrilled, says the ultra-runner, who coaches Reda from a distance. I believe that sport is essential in the rebuilding of a person. Ultra-endurance races make you humble and allow you to draw resources from deep within yourself. We always come out different. “
Adept at explosive and properly-paced classes, Reda needed to adjust to a new rigor. Every Tuesday, he learns to run at a much less intense pace, however which he should be capable of preserve for 24 hours. “I struggled a bit to find my rhythm, but Guillaume managed to restrain me”, admits the sportsman, who polishes the final particulars.
After 24 hours, Reda will hand over to the relaxation of the runners for a half marathon. A technique to contain his fellow prisoners in a challenge that will definitely discover resonance past the partitions.