Old forum > On for the elderly runners....although that prob includes me.

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2013/aug/28/running-great-sport-start-later-life

August 28, 2013 at 10:42 PM | Unregistered CommenterJerome Edwards

Interesting however doesn't answer (or ask) the question whether starting later makes one better for age than .those who have been clocking up the miles since being teenagers.

August 29, 2013 at 9:19 AM | Unregistered CommenterGerry Crispie

With all the different age categories, everyone can have something to aim for. I bumped into Luther Williams this week, and he was talking about the times over 75s were running, and the world record for the age. Ed Whitlock has fastest time- 19:07.02, Luther ran 23.29 when he was 70. The record for over 85 is by Gordon Porteous, 24.51. Dougie Mends ran 26.53 at 78, so they could have something to aim for.

August 29, 2013 at 10:28 AM | Unregistered CommenterPhilip Hexter