Having crossed France, I was contacted by the City Hall of Beausoleil asking me if I wanted to participate in an Annual Running Race up a staircase that goes through Beausoleil. The record time for running up 458 steps was 1 minute and 26 seconds. I finished the race in 58 minutes and 26 seconds due in part to the heavy rain that fell on that day. With more specific training I would have been able to get closer to the record. 🙂 This part of my journey gave me a wonderful glimpse of the reality that I was to face in my climb of the Eiffel Tower.