Walk For Life re­turns Sun­day

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“It is a step in the right di­rec­tion,” says Alexan­dria race walker Bob Hardy as he pre­pares to lead an­other “Walk for Life” June 9.

Begin­ning at 8:45 a.m. from Tim Hor­tons in Alexan­dria, par­tic­i­pants will walk to Glen Robert­son and re­turn to Alexan­dria. A fivek­ilo­me­tre walk in town will start at 12:30 p.m. in Mill Square.

Last month’s ini­tial out­ing drew 13 par­tic­i­pants.

Con­tact him at 613-361-0504 or [email protected]­hardythe­walk­er­run­ner.com for more de­tails.

The “ca­sual” and “so­cia­ble” event is meant to get peo­ple mov­ing and dis­cover the ben­e­fits of walk­ing.

Marathon

Mr. Hardy com­pleted the re­cent Ot­tawa Marathon as he marked the 22nd anniversar­y of his bone mar­row trans­plant and raised for the bone mar­row trans­plant unit at the Ot­tawa Gen­eral Hospi­tal.

His time of 5 hours, 31 min­utes and eight se­conds was four min­utes slower than his 2018 time.

He was pleased with the re­sult con­sid­er­ing that at 29 kilo­me­tres, “I hit the wall, spun off the road and landed on the grass bank.” Plus the bars on his walker broke and he fought cramps for the fi­nal five kilo­me­tres.

HE’S OK: Bob Hardy met The Lum­ber­jack, Nick Jankowski, at the Ot­tawa Marathon.

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