Mitford Middle School: The Return

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #088
  • Date: Thursday May 20th  2010
  • Course: Mitford Middle School
  • Run time: 5hr 32min 45sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 99 BPM
  • Temperature C: 6C
  • Distance covered to date: 3713.6km (2305.6ml)
  • Equivalent Flight distance, Calgary to: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Total number of runners: 227

Mitford Middle School is a half a km from my house so I had a short lie in then headed over at 7.25am to meet Teacher Linda. Teacher Linda has been a great supporter of Marathon Quest 250 and in February, while I was injuried, I spent the morning in her class chatting with the kids. They all wrote me letters and I sent each of them a response. At 7.30am we headed off around the soccer fields. This is a pretty big area and the loop came in at 1 km. There was no assembly today so I got to meet the kids during their Daily Physical Activity (DPA) session. The morning started off misty then cloudy. The sun broke through at 10.00am and I called Sue to drop off the sunblock. Just as I had done this the clouds came over and it started to get windy.

During the afternoon a group of grade 7's came out. As I went around, I had a good chat with Isis. She's into snow boarding, both racing and freestyle. Last year she came 2nd in Alberta. I told her that I tried snow boarding once but it hurt. Mid-afternoon, a group of kids came out to take a golfing lesson. I could see the head lines now "Marathon Martin killed by golf ball at local school". I decided to give the students a wide berth. The afternoon moved on and the wind got stronger and stronger. Finally, the rain appeared but fortunately we only had 1km to go and we were finished. Mitford Middle School, very graciously, donated $300, but Teacher Linda went beyond the call of duty. She sponsored her birthday marathon (November 7th) for $1,000. Unbelievable!!!!!!!!

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Quote of the Day

"You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance""

Franklin P. Jones

Principal Brent welcomes Martin to Mitford Middle School

088 Brent

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