Colonel Macleod School

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Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #175
  • Date: Thursday Sept 23rd 2010
  • Donations to date: $71,672.09
  • Course: Colonel Macleod School
  • Run time: 6hr 04min 10sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 110 BPM
  • Temperature C: -1C
  • Distance covered to date: 7,385.0km (4,585.0ml)
  • Total number of runners: 272

Yesterday, I recieved a lovely email from Adam's mum Lori. If you remember Adam is from Hawkwood School and he has a hamster called Pipsqueak, who can run for 8 hours non-stop with out food or water. At the time of my blog I didn't have a picture of Pip so I found one on the internet and put it in. Unfortunately, as 157 of you point out, I mistakenly put in a picture of a guinea pig. But now everything is as it should be. Lori sent me a picture of Pipsqueak and it is at the bottom of this blog. All's well that ends well.

Today it was off to Colonel Macleod School. Phys Ed Teacher Darren and Principal Carol met me at the door. They told me that they had arranged for the grade 5 to 9 students to come and join me during the day. Excellent. The first group was the grade 5's. Things were going well until Hannah stepped into a drainage hole and went down. I was right behind her and trod on her leg. She was a real trooper and continued. I felt terrible so I gave her my MQ 250 bracelet. Little did I know this was a harbinger of things to come.

Kids have lots of good ideas. Grade 6er Troy mentioned that, in a race, instead of a hydration pack he had used a hat with two coke cans and straws coming down. Brilliant. At the 38km mark two large classes came out so I swung around a group of kids. My left foot went into one of the drainage holes and I dropped like a sack of potatoes. A student ran off and got me some ice and I took an Advil. Lots of icing tonight.

Dr Randolph Randolph's book of animal jokes

Q. What's grey and squirts jam at you?
A. A mouse eating a doughnut!

Quote of the Day

"You have to go through cycles of extreme poverty and suffering for a while; they are used to that...They get up early, run hard, rest drink tea, get out and run hard again. Wehn Simon Dirorie gets up at 4 a.m. - I'm dedicated, but I'm not that dedicated."

Keith Brantly, on why the Kenyan runners are so good, 1993

The Real Pipsqueak the Wonder Hamster

175 Hamster2

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