One Small Step

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the stats for Marathon #1:

  • Date: Friday Jan 1st 2010
  • Course: Cochrane Foothills Marathon
  • Marathon: #1
  • Run time: 5hr 36min 27sec (See Garmin Output)
  • Temperature C: -22C (-32 with wind chill)
  • Distance covered to date: km (m): 42.2km (26.2m)
  • Equivalent Flight distance, Calgary to: Cochrane
  • Another marathon being run today: Texas Marathon
  • Individual / Team sponsor: Cochrane Red Rock Runners & Tri Club
  • Business sponsor: Dynastream Inc
  • Total number of runners: 15 (6 completed Marathon)

We left the house at 8.30am with a full moon over the mountains and the sun rising in the East. A group of around 20 people were milling around at the intersect of the 1A and Horse Creek road, then a CBC TV truck pulled up and a few words were said about Marathon Quest 250. We then had a minute silence for our fallen soldiers and Michelle Lang, the Calgary Herald reporter recently killed in Afghanistan.

At 9.01am the Marathon started and a gaggle of us headed down the 1A highway. It was pretty chilly and soon most of the hydration packs had frozen solid. The sun came out during the last 5km and we crossed the finish line at just after 2.30pm. One down!!!!!!!

Quote of the Day:

"The gun goes off and everything changes... the world changes... and nothing else really matters."

Patti Sue Plummer

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