Ecole Manachaban School

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #053
  • Date: Wednesday March 31st  2010
  • Course: Ecole Manachaban School
  • Run time: 5hr 21min 03sec (See garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 107 BPM
  • Temperature C: -9C
  • Distance covered to date: 2236.6km (1388.6m)
  • Equivalent Flight distance, Calgary to: Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA
  • Total number of runners: 3

Today was my first school marathon in Cochrane. Ecole Manachaban Middle School has 300 plus students from grade 5 to grade 9. Teacher Marie met me as I arrived at the school at 7.45am. She told me that the children had been challanged to raise $500.00 to get two teachers to run a half marathon with me. I ran a few laps around the sports field before chatting with the kids at their 8.30am assembly. Principal Mike announced that $455.00 had been raised and could any one help to make it $500.00. By the time I had finished my coffee in the staff room, the amount was $525.00. Well done kids.

Teachers Marie and Mike set off with me and we clipped along for a couple of hours. The field loop was 600m and at recess a group of kids joined me. Two grade 5 er's Valerie and Shelby kept doing loop after loop. Other kids came and went but these two tough cookies just kept ploughing around. They told me it was "Pizza Day" and I asked if they could possibly get me a piece as it was one of my favorite food groups. By 12.30 pm I had completed 30km and was feeling a little peckish. Then out came Valerie and Shelby with a box of pizza and a chocolate milk. Thanks girls, much appreciated. On the final 1km all the kids came out and Teacher Mike presented me with the final cheque for Right To Play, $585.00. Amazing.

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