By Benoit galley
Published on 26 Feb 21 at 14:14
Jeremy Deshayes, 38, traded in his biking helmet for running sneakers. For three years, he determined to vary self-discipline. From now on, he doesn’t pedal any extra – in any case a lot lower than earlier than – however he runs. It have to be mentioned that he practiced biking for 20 years, first representing the VC Pont-Audemer (Eure), the Evreux membership then Sainte-Austreberthe (Seine-Maritime). “Cycling takes a lot of time. The outings for training are a minimum of 2 or 3 hours. I wanted to spend more time with my family, ”explains the resident of Glos-sur-Risle.
A marathon earlier than 40
From now on, the bike is used to recuperate from his purchasing. And it is his kids who get on their two-wheelers to accompany him on his Sunday outings. In 2017, he launched a new problem: to run a marathon earlier than 40 years outdated. “I was already running a bit to prepare for cycling competitions,” remarks the daddy of 4 kids. After shopping for the mandatory gear after which following the recommendation of a few associates, he set off for his first 10 km, at Epégard, close to Neubourg. “It was a big pain. I left too quickly and I exploded a bit halfway, ”he remembers. He will nonetheless full this primary race in 46 minutes.
After one other reasonably profitable 10 km in Elbeuf, he determined to embark on a half-marathon within the Vernier marsh. “The objective was to go at a more leisurely pace. But it was very hot. I noticed that we felt the heat much more when running than when cycling, ”emphasizes Jérémy Deshayes. During his preparation he additionally runs twice the ten km from Pont-Audemer, attaining 45 then 42 mns.
In 2018, after twenty-two weeks of preparation (4 to five classes per week), he competed his first marathon in Rouen. If running permits him “to [se] let off steam ”, he also wants to run for a good cause.
“A friend told me about his son who is the same age as mine and who has Down’s syndrome. He created the association Un chromosome d’amore en plus and I wanted to sponsor it”.
At the Paris and Val de Reuil marathon in 2019, Jérémy Deshayes went to the end of the 42.195 km while thinking of the disabled and his relatives. “At my level, I want to help this association. We have to change the way people look at disability, ”he says. In two ways, 2020 has been a very difficult year for Jérémy and his family. “With the health crisis, it was difficult to train and the races were canceled. I was planning to do the Paris marathon and the Vannes marathon but they were postponed. “
Even tougher was to be taught that his companion Bénédicte was affected by lymph node most cancers (or lymphoma). “We had a very difficult time. We are not prepared to face such trials. We find ourselves all alone, ”deplores Jérémy, who finds further motivation right here to attain his objectives.
Jérémy plans to run two marathons per yr along with different occasions within the area. By crossing our fingers that these trials can happen …