Ecole Notre-Dame des Vallees School

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Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #063
  • Date: Thursday April 15th  2010
  • Course: Ecole Notre-Dame des Vallees School
  • Run time: 5hr 06min 28sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 106 BPM
  • Temperature C: 3C
  • Distance covered to date: 2658.6km (1650.6m)
  • Equivalent Flight distance, Calgary to: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
  • Total number of runners: 53

Ecole Notre-Dame des Vallees was the first School in Cochrane to sign up and I had heard that they have a very active running club. Teacher Meredith had been in touch with me and she had laid out a schedule for the whole marathon. Groups of students would be running 1km, 3km, 5km, 8km and 10km routes. Meredith had times for each route and I could see by the 7 1/2 min / km pace that there would be no coffee and zucchini muffin for moi today. I arrived at the school at 8.30am and Teacher Meredith introduced me to Principal Jacqueline. We walked down to the start of the run, on the Red Rock path and Meredith and I completed a 3km out and back. Upon our return, the first group of students was ready and away we went.

The day moved along quickly as, after each route was completed, a new batch of fresh faced runners joined me for the next distance. The kids did great. We chatted lots and they were very impressed that I was being sponsored by Mackay's ice cream. I told them that if they wanted to get two free ice creams a week for the rest of the year all they had to do was run five marathons a week. On the final 1 km all the kids joined me and we came in to cheers from the crowd (Mums, Dads and Teachers). Teacher Meredith had run with me all day and she completed a marathon. Aterwards I chatted with kids, answered questions and signed autographs. As I was about to leave Principal Jacqueline presented me with a fabulous medal and $420.25 that the children had collected for Right To Play. Amazing!

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Ecole Notre-Dame des Vallees School

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