Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #245 (5 to go, 7 days left)
  • Date: Friday Dec 24th 2010
  • Donations to date: $175,175.50
  • Course: Calgary Santa Marathon
  • Run time: 4hr 58min 47sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 101 BPM
  • Temperature C: -17C
  • Distance covered to date: 10,339.0km (6,419.0ml)
  • Total number of runners: 3

Today was the Santa Marathon. Sue dug out four Santa hats and I put them in my hydration pack. I needed an early start so I drove over to Shouldice Pool for 7.00am. Runner Jeff was waiting for me and we headed off in the dark, towards the lights of the big city. Several runners passed us with head lights on, which seemed a good idea. Jeff is the Chief Operating Officer of the Calgary Mustard Seed and a fast runner. He recently ran a 3hr 11min marathon in Sacramento, a Boston Qualifier for him. He's also a member of the Calgary Marathon Committee. I mentioned that I was thrilled to see that Dick Beardsley was giving a talk in January to kick off the marathon training schedule. I felt good today and the kms clicked by. As I had done in the previous 4 marathons, I finished in sub 5 hrs.

The planning is going well for the final marathon on December 31st. Robin at Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sport Centre has been a great help. Drinks will be supplied by Tim Hortons and Coca Cola. Cochrane Toyota have the  "Burger Mobile" and Mark at Trailblazers will be holding a raffle for some excellent items. Also buy your Marathon Quest 250 bracelets at the Creative Daisy Designs table. Robin has lined up 3 awesome Bouncy Castles, including the brand new Bouncy Slide (no ice creams on the slide!).

For anyone who wants to run, the marathon will start at 9.00am and I'll be doing 3.5km loops along the beautiful Bow River. The finish will be at 3.00pm. Registration is a donation, on the day, at the Right To Play booth. Come one, come all.

Kids, bring your parents

Dr Randolph Randolph's book of animal jokes (ant's)

Q. How many ants are needed to fill an apartment?
A. Ten ants!

Quote of the Day

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us"

Gandalf, The fellowship of the ring

The Ultimate Bouncy Slide!!!!!!!

245 Bouncy Castle





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