Exshaw and Lawrence Grassi Schools

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #232 (18 to go, 22 days left)
  • Date: Thursday Dec 9th 2010
  • Donations to date: $154,243.47
  • Course: Exshaw and Lawrence Grassi Schools
  • Run time: 4hr 57min 26sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 102 BPM
  • Temperature C: -4C
  • Distance covered to date: 9,790.4km (6,078.4ml)
  • Total number of runners: 537

Go west young (not so young) man. Today, it was off to schools in Exshaw and Canmore. I always love driving towards the mountains. Exshaw is 70km west of Cochrane and it's a beautiful trip along the 1A. I arrived at Exshaw elementary school at 8.00am and Teacher Wade was there to meet me. Assembly was set for 9.15am so I had an hour to get a few klicks in. I could only find a 400m loop but, compared to some of my recent routes, that was luxury. I chatted with the kids at assembly and then we all went out and ran for 1/2 hour up and down the road. The little video below shows what went on:

Running with the kids from Exshaw School

After a few loops, Wade and I said goodbye to the kids and headed off into Canmore, 15km down the 1A. While Exshaw is a Kindergarten to grade 8 school with 150 students, Lawrence Grassi Middle school is grade 5 to 8 with 400 students. Assembly was scheduled for 11.30am so Wade and I had some time for trail running. Wade is a big time Ultra marathon runner. He's completed the Leadville 100miler 4 times with his best finish in under 25hrs. Sweet!!!

Lawrence Grassi was school #58 and the kids had lots of good comments and questions. We headed outside and tried a couple of loops around the soccer field but, to be honest, the footing was terrible. Soon it was time to go back to Cochrane. Only 2 more schools to run at next week. Things are coming to an end.

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