RunYoung50 Monthly News

Here’s all the RunYoung50 news from the past few months.

May 2022 newsletter

Margaret Lockley British marathon runner

This month: Margaret Lockley, first English Marathon Champion

Running history: Diane Leather became the first woman to run a sub-5 minute mile in 1954

Blog, podcast and social media recommendations.

Two more stories – running faster at 50 and Mariko Yugeta, the first v60 woman to run a marathon in under 3 hours.

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April 2022 newsletter

v70 athlete Anne Dockery running at Ashton Court parkrun

This month: v70 masters runner, duathlete and triathlete Anne Dockery

Running history: the first official women’s race in the Boston Marathon took place 50 years ago.

Blog, podcast and social media recommendations.

Two more stories – an interview with masters athletics photographer Alex Rotas and my thoughts on the London Marathon 2017

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March 2022 newsletter

Eleanor Robinson celebrates finishing the Nanango 1000 mile track race

This month: the 1998 1000 Mile World Championship at Nanango, Australia

Running history: Ingrid Kristiansen who set world records at 5000m, 10000m and the marathon in the 1980s.

Blog, podcast and social media recommendations.

Two more stories – an interview with 73-year-old ultrarunner Terrie Wurzbacher and advice on stress incontinence.

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February 2022 newsletter

Katie Holmes at Colwick parkrun

This month: my 10th anniversary at parkrun.

Running history: the first 24 hour World Championship.

Blog, podcast and social media recommendations.

Two more stories – “Did Not Finish” and strength training for menopause.

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New Year 2022

Katie Holmes at Crawley 12 Hour Track Race

This month: a highlight from 2021.

Races that were/are held at the New Year.

Blog, podcast and social media recommendations.

Two more stories – the virtual Museum of World Athletics and my account of taking a tumble on a run.

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November 2021 News

A crowd of marathon runners

This month: runners worry about preparing for and running a marathon but sometimes it’s the race organisers who make mistakes.

A marathon world record set in December 1973.

Blog, podcast and social media recommendations.

Two more stories – Julia Chase-Brand returns to run the Manchester Road Race 60 years after she “crashed” the start and an interview with Karen Parkin who took up running at 50.

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October 2021 News

Chris Bexton runners in her 60s at Lakeland Trails event

This month: Chris Bexton’s story of continuing to compete as a masters athlete despite a serious health setback just 3 years after starting running.

The first Toyko International Women’s Marathon – won by British runner Joyce Smith.

Blog, podcast and social media recommendations.

Two more stories – the incredible Tunnel Ultra and Yuko Gordon’s London Marathon win in the v70 category.

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September 2021 News

Christine Oldfield receiving her medal at BMAF 10k Championships 2019

This month: a brief history of Nottinghamshire running clubs.

British women have won lots of medals at the 100km World Championships – the first was a Bronze in October 1988.

Blog, podcast and social media recommendations.

Two more stories – my favourite race shirts and Patricia Seabrook, 81-year-old ultrarunner.

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August 2021 News

Christine Oldfield receiving her medal at BMAF 10k Championships 2019

This month: Christine Oldfield’s account of racing against elite v70 age group runner Angela Copson.

The anniversary of a marathon world best in 1967.

Blog, book, podcast and social media recommendations.

Two more stories – my half marathon challenge and the British Masters Athletic Federation Track and Field Championships.

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July 2021 News

Pam Storey after her 200th marathon

This month: a timeline of women’s running events at the Olympic Games. For most of the 20th century women were very limited in the distances they could run at the Olympics.

The anniversary in August of the Telecom Tasmania 7-stage ultra marathon.

Blog, podcast and social media recommendations.

Two more stories – the anniversary of the first Badwater race and an interview with Sian Williams, 62, about how running has helped her cope with breast cancer.

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June 2021 News

Pam Storey after her 200th marathon

This month: a look at the pages of Athletic Review magazine from November 1947 – the struggle to get athletics going and the hope for the future.

The anniversary in July of the New York 6 Day Race held in 1984 where both men’s and women’s world bests were set.

Blog, podcast and social media recommendations.

Two more stories – iRunFar.com is going to be looking at older runners and racing and Hannah Kirkman tackles a topic we don’t want to talk about: incontinence.

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May 2021 News

This month: a timeline of women’s marathon history.

The Centre for Ageing Better has launched a library of free-to-use images showing older people exercising and playing sport.

Blog, podcast and social media recommendations.

Two more stories – an interview with v70 runner Sandy Poole and 57-year-old Liz Woodgate finishes first in a gruelling 231km ultra in the Australian Outback.

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April 2021 Newsletter

Pam Storey after her 200th marathon

This month: Pam Storey who ran her 200th marathon/ultra just after her 70th birthday and is still going strong.

The anniversary of Maureen Wilton’s marathon world best in 1967 coming up in May.

Blog, podcast and social media recommendations.

Two more stories – road running in the 1950s and Sarah Sawyer writes about failing to run 100 miles in under 17 hours at the Centurion 100 Mile Track ultra.

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March 2021 Newsletter

Joyce Bell runner over 60

This month: Joyce Bell, becoming a runner at 60 and representing England at the marathon.

A Boston Marathon anniversary coming up in April.

Blog, podcast and social media recommendations.

Two more stories – Dale Greig and the women’s marathon in the 1960s and v60 mountain and trail runner Nancy Hobbs.

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February 2021 Newsletter

Ais North

This month: Ais North – ultrarunning at 70.

A London Marathon anniversary coming up in March.

Blog and podcast recommendations.

Two more stories – ultarunning history and Josie Waller who ran a v70 marathon record.

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