Last Chance Half Marathon plus 21.1km

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #216 (34 to go, 47 days left)
  • Date: Sunday Nov 14th 2010
  • Donations to date: $127,053.37
  • Course: Last Chance Half Marathon
  • Run time: 5hr 28min 31sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 98 BPM
  • Temperature C: -2C
  • Distance covered to date: 9,115.2km (5,659.2ml)
  • Another Marathon in the World today: Rhode Island 6hr, RI, USA
  • Total number of runners: 375

Race day today, in Calgary. Sue and I headed into Eau Claire Market at 10.00am for the Last Chance Half marathon. Some years it's a run in the snow, others it's blazing sun. This year was a little overcast with the temp around zero. We met up with Runner Leslie and Runner Ev at the Good Earth cafe. I had time for a breakfast panini and we were off. I've run these paths so many times it's strange to run them in a race. The organizers capped the event at 400 and that seemed a good move, as a large group of us headed east along the Bow.

Sue and I enjoyed the run. On the way, Runner Angie flew by us,in the opporsite direction. We headed into the food court and tucked into the cooked breakfast, supplied by the organizers. Back in Cochrane I had to finish off the marathon. I had eaten too much at the buffet and I waddled around the final kms. However, I had to stop at Mackays for an ice cream. Today was #49, only one more to go to complete Ice Cream Quest 50.

And finally, a bull called Rewind jumped over a fence at the Canadian Finals Rodeo, on Friday night, in Edmonton. One of the Rodeo pickup men was asked what he thought Rewind was thinking when he jumped the fence. What was he thinking!!!!!! I'll tell you what he was thinking: "Get me the %$#@#$& out of here!!!! ". He knew his next stop was going to be as a Happy Meal!!!!

Ice Cream Quest 50

The challenge is to try all 50 flavours at Mackay's ice cream store before midnight December 31st.

Today's flavour #49: Ginger Cookie (Christmas Special)

Quote of the Day

"To err is human to Arrgghh is pirate"

Captain Jack Sparrow

Martin with Runners Leslie and Jenny at the Last Chance Half

216 Last Chance

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