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always pushing up the hill searching for the thrill of it

January 19, 2010

Eric Gillis ran his first marathon on Sunday in 2:13:52 to finish 8th at the Chevron Houston Marathon.  A very good performance and especially promising considering he was picking up the pace throughout the whole marathon.  You can read his re-cap at his blog (linked on the right under ‘blogroll’).  That result along with Bairu’s 62 minute half marathon win in Phoenix bodes well for Canadian marathoning in the near future.

My back is feeling better each day and I’m still planning on racing a 3000m at the end of the month, although we’ll probably try to set something up at the McGill meet rather than go to Boston.  Between myself, Taylor Milne, Chris Winter, Alex Genest and the U of G boys we should have a good pack and hopefully a pacer through 1500m (wink wink Konoval).  And if the Killer B’s are going to take down my 3000m school record I might as well have a part in it.

I’ve heard a lot about texting “HAITI” to 90999 to make a $10 donation, but that only works in the States.  In Canada you can text “HAITI” to 45678 to make a $5 donation which gets billed directly to your phone bill.  It’s very easy to do, once you text you just have to reply “YES” to confirm the donation.

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