Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #243 (7 to go, 9 days left)
  • Date: Wednesday Dec 22nd 2010
  • Donations to date: $174,685.00
  • Course: Calgary Pathways Marathon
  • Run time: 4hr 57min 37sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 104 BPM
  • Temperature C: -20C
  • Distance covered to date: 10,254.6km (6,366.6ml)
  • Total number of runners: 5

Marathon #243 is dedicated to the memory of Helen Margaret Ference.

Sadly, Helen passed away on December 13th. at the age of 88. Her grandson, Tyler, got in contact with me and told me a little bit about her. Helen was always active but at the age of 67 she recieved a liver transplant. This didn't slow her down and, up until this spring, she would walk to the nearby pool for a swim. Her husband and partner of 70 years, Mike (92yrs old) still walks everywhere and can still be found shovelling the drive way, in winter.

Tyler had asked me if I could dedicate the marathon that passed through Salmon Arm, BC on the virtual map. Helen and Mike had spent many enjoyable years living there. No problem, # 243 it was. Tyler is a huge supporter of Marathon Quest 250 / Right To Play. He had pledged to donate $1 for every km that I ran during the Quest. Today, he donated $5,500 for a total of $10,500. This amount will allow 210 children to have a Right To Play program in 2011.

I think Helen would be very pleased and proud to have a grandson with such a generous spirit, who chose to show his love for her in this way.

Quote of the Day

"Grief is the price we pay for love"

The Queen

Marathon #243: In memory of Helen Margaret Ference

243 Helen





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