Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #214 (36 to go, 49 days left)
  • Date: Friday Nov 12th 2010
  • Donations to date: $124,965.99

We're half way there$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  • Course: Dynastream Health and Wellness Marathon
  • Run time: 4hr 59min 18sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 105 BPM
  • Temperature C: -3C
  • Distance covered to date: 9,030.8km (5,606.8ml)
  • Total number of runners: 50

One of the biggest supporters of Marathon Quest 250, right from the beginning, has been a local Cochrane company, Dynastream. Their products include the FR60 foot pod monitor and a couple of years ago they were bought out by Garmin. Currently, under the ANT+ division, they've developed wireless downloading for their foot pod and GPS units. On Jan 1st 2010, Dynastream sponsored the first marathon for $2,500. They gave me a FR60 and a 310XT to use and both units have been very reliable. In June when we held a fundraiser they were very good and covered the cost of the food for $1,000.

Today was a big day. Boss Jim had decided to encourage every one at the company to be active, so he gave them a day off, with pay, if they would do some activity. We all met down at the Spray Lake Sports Centre. I headed off on my marathon but some people skated, others biked. During the day more and more of them joined me on the run until finally 50 employees crossed the finish line with me. After a feed of subs, Jim presented me with a cheque for $1,500 for Right To Play. Now that's the kind of company I want to work for.

Finally, Sue and I are planning a little sun holiday after the Quest is finished. We spotted, what we think will be the ideal break. We love cruises so we were hooked when we saw the ad for the brand new Carnival Spamalot. This luxury liner has solved the issue of engine fires mainly because there are no engines. The boat is powered by 300 Grade 12 students on work experience rowing us around the North Sea for 5 days. The chefs are retired soccer players. As well as getting good wholesome food (Spam) we can play a little 5-a-side after lunch.

Dr Randolph Randolph's book of animal jokes

Q: What do you get when a chicken lays an egg on top of a barn?
A: An eggroll!

Quote of the Day

"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes"

Oscar Wilde

The finish line for Dynastream employees and Martin

214 Dynastream

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