Cherbourg.  Marin Blondel, booster for Nord-Cotentin Athletics

Cherbourg. Marin Blondel, booster for Nord-Cotentin Athletics

In his first competition in his new NCA colours, Marin Blondel (26) won at Baudre in September.

After three seasons under the colors of CS Carentan (Channel), Marin Blondel decided like this summer 2022 sign on North-Cotentin athletics. A choice that is both sporting and emotional – his partner Clémence Travert already has an NCA license – but also geographical since she was born Granville now based in Cherbourgfulfill his mission as responsible for development of cycling for’Cotentin Tourist Office.

“I was already used to training with NCA athletes like Pierre Emile. So naturally I went to them. »

Marin Blondel

Blessings to the Querquevillais club who signed up like that one of the best Norman sportsmenequally at ease on the track, in cross country and on the road, multiple Channel Champion, regional runner-up in cross country in the title, winner of interregional cross-country long elites and France’s runner-up hope of 10 km in 2018, 5E French Championship Half marathon last year in 1h 05:26”, winner of the Run in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue…

A new cross-team benefit

After seeing that his progress was hampered injury Marin Blondel, for which he sought “to be diagnosed and taken care of.” resumed training last August and was able to quickly verify that he had lost none of his talent when he won the Baudre 10km in September, event record at stake. Now he’s focused on his next goal Valencia Marathon (Dec. 4), a race he completed in 2:28 hours last year.

Then it’s time for the cross-country season, which he is looking forward to in a great NCA team, where his arrival will largely compensate for the departures for professional reasons of Morgan Le Tennier and Daniel Defay. The new top of the top workforce with Pierre Emile, Yoanne and Victorien Jumelin, Gaëtan Le Nezet or the solid Thibault Bunel, also freshly arrived from CS Carentan, the athlete Team “+ de Sport” Cherbourg he hopes to “qualify for France” and contribute to furnishing the trophy cabinet of the clubhouse in Querquevillais.

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