Mark Kelly is one of the all-time great rock keyboardists. He also ran in the London Marathon the other day.
Given that he was only a week out from the big race when he showed up in Montreal for the Marillion Weekend, Mark put out the call online for interested runners to meet up with him at noon on Saturday at Mount Royal, the geographic feature of Montreal that gave the city its name way back when.
And so there we are, Mark in the bright yellow shirt and a handful of other runners committed to making it to the top of the mountain and back down. Yeah, there was melting snow we had to trudge through at the higher elevations. And yeah, it was a bit hairy winging back down a winding road with cars and bikes coming at us. But we all got some training in and got to take in some nice vistas of the city. All in all, a nice diversion that brought some enjoyable variety to the weekend!