Run, Fatboy, Run

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #225 (25 to go, 32 days left)
  • Date: Monday Nov 29th 2010
  • Donations to date: $141,606.97
  • Course: Calgary Pathways Marathon
  • Run time: 5hr 40min 41sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 107 BPM
  • Temperature C: -17C
  • Distance covered to date: 9,495.0km (5,895.0ml)
  • Total number of runners: 7

On November 3rd I ran Marathon #207 with Lawyer Don along the Calgary pathways. Joining us for the last 10km was Jeremy. At the end of the marathon Jeremy said that he wanted to run a whole marathon. The furthest he had ever run was 20km. And so was born the "Run, Fatboy, Run" fundraiser.

I met Jeremy, girlfriend Julie and Don at the Good Earth Cafe at 8.30am. We all headed off west along the river path and Jeremy told me how the fundraiser had come about. Eighteen months ago he was at a meeting of L.E.G ( League of Extraordinary Geezers) at the Powderhorn Saloon in Bragg Creek. Jeremy had wanted to start running and one of the members, Mark, gave him an inspirational video. It happened to be "Run, Fatboy, Run". With this in hand, Jeremy had performed well in the Bragg Creek Days 10km. From there he progressed to the 13km Gorilla Run at the Calgary Zoo.

Today was the big day and he received several supportive text messages. One from co-worker Mary stated "Shall I make a donation to Right To Play or buy some flowers for your funeral?". We made good time over the first 30km but Julie, who was up from Houston, was having a tough go running at altitude. Don joined us for 22km and we all arrived back at the cafe at 3.45pm. Jeremy has been doing a steller job of getting donations for his marathon and todate has raised over $2,000 for Right To Play and the kids. Much appreciated.

Dr Randolph Randolph's book of animal jokes

Q: What is 'out of bounds'?
A: An exhausted kangaroo!

Quote of the Day

"A little path can lead far away"

Haitian proverb

Jeremy, Julie and Don taking a break after 32kms.

225 Deck Chairs

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