Running with Dean

Posted by martin.parnell |

On Sunday, Sue and I got up at 6.00am and after a quick breakfast headed off to Banff. We had spotted in the Banff Film and Book festival booklet that Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathon runner was going to do a trail run and anyone was welcome to join him. We arrived at 7.45am and Dean was chatting with a group of runners. Introductions were made and we headed off on a snowy / icy trail through the woods, lots of roots and some steep up and down sections. We eventualy got to a road and things got a little easier.

I chatted with Dean and he was fully supportive of endevour I was attempting in 2010. I asked him if he'd be willing to join my "Advisory Team" to give me tips along the way and he said yes. He was extremely open and had lots of good ideas; we also talked about running the San Francisco Marathon, in July 2010, as part of the MQ 250 marathons.

Later David (a friend from Cochrane), Sue and I were having coffee and Dean came over, and we had the pleasure of meeting his wife Julie.

Running Group photo at the Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta

Dean Karnazes 2_500

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