Minnie Mouse ears – check. Costume – check. Running shoes – check!
Fran Brown, our marketing manager, lived a different Disney dream when she ran a half marathon around the spectacular parks of the world-famous tourist attraction near Paris.
Fran took part in the annual Disneyland Paris Run Weekend with friends Suzanne Burt, who was celebrating her 50th birthday, Lynsey Long and Kate Walters – each of them dressed as Minnie Mouse!
Fran took up running four years ago and has progressed from Park Runs to 10ks and, in March this year, half-marathons.
“Suzanne wanted to do this half marathon for her 50th birthday so we all trained for it,” said Fran.
The fab four finished together in two hours 24 minutes – much slower than Fran’s PB of one hour 59 minutes.
“We chatted the whole way round,” she said.
“We started off with smiles on our faces and smiled all the way round. We saw lots of Disney characters, and had to keep stopping to have pictures taken with them, but we ran the whole way.”
Now, after the delights of Disneyland, Fran has set her sights on running the London Marathon next year for charity and applied for an entry.
The annual half marathon and weekend race series at Disneyland Paris, staged by runDisney, is held every third weekend of September.