Town of Cochrane 107th Birthday

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Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #107
  • Date: Wednesday June 16th 2010
  • Course: Town of Cochrane Birthday Marathon
  • Run time: 4hr 55min 42sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 117 BPM
  • Temperature C: 6C
  • Distance covered to date: 4515.4km (2803.4ml)
  • Total number of runners: 13

Will it ever end? I didn't need the newspaper to tell me what the weather was going to be today. I just stuck my hand out the front door and it got wet!!!!! Big day today. The Town of Cochrane's 107th birthday. The Town had sponsored a marathon and, rain or shine, it was going ahead. Sue and I headed down to the Ranche House and set up the Right To Play banner and table. A group of us headed off at 7.30am, heading down the gravel path towards the creek. I had planned out a 2.5km out and 2.5km back route and we completed the first one in just over 40mins. After a couple of loops, it was time for the official cake cutting ceremony. Mayor Truper said a few words and I got to met Seamus, a labrador pup who has just become part of the K9 unit. The rain was relentless so I just kept going. I had another appointment at 4.00pm.

I had the honour of being invited to the Right To Play Red Ball charity Golf Tournament. I couldn't make the golf but could make the meal. This is a large fundraiser for RTP and 32 Olympians were part of the 100 plus crowd. Beckie Scott talked about the role of RTP and several Olympians talked about their experiences in Africa. A silent auction was held during the reception and the highlight of the evening was Jon Montgomery acting as auctioneer for a number of excellent trips.

New Llama Facts

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

Fact 20: Llamas are gentle and curious.

Quote of the Day

"Never look back unless you are planning to go that way"

Henry D Thoreau

A group of Town of Cochrane employees ready for the off

107 Group

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