Flower Pots

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #054
  • Date: Thursday April 1st  2010
  • Course: Cochrane Town Marathon
  • Run time: 5hr 53min 31sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 102 BPM
  • Temperature C: -9C
  • Distance covered to date: 2278.8km (1414.8m)
  • Equivalent Flight distance, Calgary to: Springfield, Illinois, USA
  • Total number of runners: 1

I've finally established a good marathon route in Cochrane. After my injury on marathon #028, I decided that I had had enough of the Cochrane Foothills Marathon course for a while. It's very hilly and there are no coffee shops. I may go back one day but, in the meantime, this new route will work well. I head up the 1A  for 13kms, to the Ghost Station for a pit stop. Then, on for a couple more kms before turning around and heading back home. The only issue is the wind. If it's at your back when you start then it's going to be a long day. If it's a headwind to start at least you get it over with in the first two hours. I arrived back at the house with 30km in the bag. Time for a quick bite then into Cochrane. I worked my way along the river pathways then through town before finishing off the marathon.

The votes have been pouring in all week as to what I should do with the "Bad Karma" runners who's manufacturer rhymes with "Bike". It was a close race but the results are in:

  • Flower Pots (38%)
  • Viking Funeral (37%)
  • Charity (24%)
  • Shoe tree (3%)

Please check out the Flickr Gallery on the Home Page to see the final resting place of these runners.

Llama facts (This is no Joke)

The yearly wool harvest per llama will produce a grease free fleece weighing three to eight pounds with a fibre length of four to seven inches.

Research Assistant Level II Karen

Quote of the Day

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Martin Luther King, Jr.



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