Dr J K Mulloy

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #011
  • Date: Thursday Jan 14th 2010
  • Course: Dr J K Mulloy School, Calgary
  • Run time: 5hr 46min 49sec (See Garmen Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 99 BPM
  • Temperature C: +2C
  • Distance covered to date: km (m): 464.2km (288.2m)
  • Equivalent Flight distance, Calgary to: Kamloops, BC
  • Total number of runners: 2

If it's Thursday, then it's school marathon day. Today, DR. J K Mulloy Elementary in Calgary. I drove to Teacher Dan's and he gave me a lift to the school. On the way, we listened to satellite radio, 1st Wave; The Clash, Depeche Mode, B-52's, the Cure and Talking Heads. Bands from my youth, many, many moons ago, great pre-marathon running music. At the school, we met Principle Bev and Mathematics Learning Leader, Calgary Board of Education, Area Two, Melissa. Teacher Dan and MLL,CB of E, Area Two, Melissa have been the catalysts that have made the school runs a success. I was trying to get schools interested and Dan and Melissa, with my wife Sue, are making it happen. Hats off to you.

I started running at 9.07am and Parent Dave joined me. Dave is a triathlete but has also participated in a number of ultras. He's paced runners at the Leadville 100 and the Western States 100 in the US, very cool. Dave stayed with me until the 21km mark and then headed off, he had to do some stuff before meeting his buddy later for a run!!!!! I like that. On lap 17, I told Receptionist Mary that I had 1 lap to go and that I would be finishing at 2.55pm. I rounded the corner on the final turn and there were 150 kids yelling "Martin, Martin".What a blast! After a line of high fives, I headed in and changed. I had forgoten my chocolate milk but luckily Principle Bev had a box of Tim Hortons dounuts; Heaven.


"There are clubs you can't belong to, neighborhoods you can't live in, schools you can't get into, but the roads are always open."

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