Captain John Palliser School

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #197
  • Date: Thursday Oct 20th 2010
  • Donations to date: $112,067.88
  • Course: Captain John Palliser School
  • Run time: 5hr 30min 22sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 96 BPM
  • Temperature C: 3C
  • Distance covered to date: 8,313.4km (5,161.4ml)
  • Equivalent Flight distance, Calgary to: P'yongyang. North Korea
  • Total number of runners: 275

Today, I visited Captain John Palliser School. It goes from Kindergarten to grade 6 and has 350 students. At the start of 2010 I had planned on running at 40 schools. To date, I have visited 43 schools and run with over 8,000 children. I have another 11 booked before the end of the year. I would now like to run at a total of 60 school. I still have 6 dates available and would like to ask any student, parent, teacher or principle to contact me if they would like me to run at their school. The dates left are:

  • Tuesday November 9th
  • Thursday November 11th
  • Tuesday November 16th
  • Tuesday November 30th
  • Thursday December 9th
  • Friday December 10th

All you have to do is email me at and book a date. I will send you an infomation package which will include posters, leaflets and running certificates. See you on the field.

I arrived in the dark at Captain John Palliser School and met caretaker Rob. He let me into the school and I prepared for the day. Assembly was at 9.15am so I managed to get in 10km before I chatted with the kids. Assistant Principal Marilyn introduced me and I told the kids about my adventure in Africa and  running to date. All through the day I ran with the children. The usual topics of food, siblings and pets came up. One grade 3 girl Madelaine knew lots about animals and she told me about a species of bird which picks bits out of  crocodiles teeth. Silly bird.

Dr Randolph Randolph's book of animal jokes

Q: What did the judge say when the skunk walked in the court room?
A: Odor in the court!

Quote of the Day

"It didn't matter if people thought I was crazy, because whose life is it, theirs or mine?"

Marta Becket, Amargosa Opera House

The Captain John Palliser School running club with one new member

197 Running club

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