Solstice Marathon

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #111
  • Date: Monday June 20st 2010
  • Course: Mount View School
  • Run time: 5hr 50min 35sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 95 BPM
  • Temperature C: 13C
  • Distance covered to date: 4684.2km (2908.2ml)
  • Total number of runners: 122

June 21st, longest day of the year, time to run my first of three marathons at schools this week. I headed over to Teacher Dan's at 7.00am and we drove to Mount View School. Dan told me that today was the school's Sports Day and the kids would be doing lots of activities. Assembly was at 9.00am and I thanked the kids for inviting me back. I had vistited the school on January 7th, marathon #6, -31C. Today the forecast said that it could hit 25C. After I had finished talking to the students, Principal Bonnie explained that the theme for Sports Day was Hogwarts. There were 16 activities based on the Harry Potter books and all the teachers had to be characters from the book. I was very lucky, my character was He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.

I started my 82 loops and several kids joined right from the start. One of them was a grade 4 girl Dakota, who ran a steady pace. She was interested in my hydration pack and said that she had seen, on TV, head gear like mine being worn by someone racing across the Sahara. She came back during the day and completed 7km. Job well done Dakota. At noon, Reporter Gil and Cameraman George from Global TV dropped by and chatted with the kids about their Sports Day. Lunch was served and I had two hot dogs, a bag of chettos and a juice box. Excellent. The sun grew hotter as the day progressed and I finished at 3.30pm just as the end of school bell went.

The parents and kids have been fundraising all week for Right To Play. The Parent association donated $250.00 and the school still has to count up the "Toonie" collection and MQ 250 bracelet sales. Thanks everyone for a great day.

New Llama Facts

Thanks to "Team Llama" at Ecole Sam Livingston School for the latest set of facts.

Fact 24: A Llama has a two-toed foot with a leathery pad.

Quote of the Day

"When I was young I observed that nine times out of ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work"

George Bernard Shaw

Running with the kids at Mount View School

111 Kids

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