RunYoung50

Women’s running history
and the stories of older women runners

Welcome to RunYoung50

Find out about the pioneering female runners who paved the way for all the women who run today.

Read the stories of female runners in their fifties, sixties and seventies who are changing their lives through running.

And don’t forget to check out my blog lists which feature running blogs written by women over fifty.

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Katie 

Women’s Running History

Recent articles…

Three wins at the Westfield Sydney to Melbourne race

Three wins at the Westfield Sydney to Melbourne race

At 10.30 am on 27th April 1983, the New South Wales Premier fired the starter’s gun on a race that was to make a national hero of its winner and create one of the most famous Australian ultramarathons, the Westfield Sydney to Melbourne race. Eleven...

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New York Six Day Race 1984

In 2001, British ultrarunner Eleanor Robinson (formerly Eleanor Adams) was inducted into the International Association of Ultrarunners Hall of Fame. She was asked to choose the top ten performances of her career. The New York 6 Day Race was number...

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Colac 6 Day Race 1984

In 2001, British ultrarunner Eleanor Robinson was inducted into the International Association of Ultrarunners Hall of Fame. She was asked to choose the top ten performances of her career. The Colac 6 Day Race was number five on her list. Here is an...

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Interviews With Runners Over 50

Six interviews with women in their fifties, sixties and seventies

Sandy Poole

Sandy Poole

As a runner in my fifties, who hopes to carry on running into old age, what can I learn from women who have continued to run through their fifties, and into their sixties and seventies? There are very few women over 64 running in the UK. According...

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Running After Fifty Articles

Rise of the running woman

Rise of the running woman

More and more women in England are running and it's not just young women who've caught the running bug.  A year ago I looked at the Sport England Active People Survey for 2012/13 and concluded that there were nearly one million women running in the...

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Running past 50 – the ageless athlete

Running past 50 – the ageless athlete

Over the Christmas period I've acquired four books related to running - the first of them is "Running Past 50". Can we keep running and become "ageless athletes"? "Running Past 50" is by American Richard Benyo, editor of "Marathon & Beyond"...

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Running and the Menopause

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My Running Story

12 half marathons done

12 half marathons done

I am still reflecting on what I have learnt from my half marathon challenge. The main lesson is that running really is about mind over matter. It's the psychological side rather than the physical side that was truly challenging. Why was I doing...

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Unbelievable….the last half marathon…..

Unbelievable….the last half marathon…..

13 days ago I stood at the seafront at Gorleston in Norfolk feeling tired out after the Great Yarmouth Half Marathon. The heat had got the better of me, I wasn't looking forward to the 140 mile drive home, and I was questioning whether I would...

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Good race, bad race

Good race, bad race

I’ve now reached the milestone of 10 races completed for my half marathon challenge. Some of them have been good, some have been OK and one was bad. One thing I’ve realised in the past 10 months is that however competitive I am getting a personal...

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