Maddy Collinge

Maddy Collinge

It’s unusual to meet a runner who’s been running for over 40 years, and it’s particularly unusual for that runner to be a woman. The RunBritain rankings website lists 31,600 active runners aged 60 and over, but only 28% of them are women. There has been a significant...
London Marathon 2017

London Marathon 2017

In May 2016 I applied in the ballot for a place in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2017. It was the second time I’d applied having failed to get a place the year before for the 2016 race. It was a record year for applications with 253,930 UK runners entering...
Half marathon reviews

Half marathon reviews

Today it is one year since I completed the slightly mad challenge of running 12 half marathons in 12 months. Here are my two sentence race reviews and ten things I’ve learned. September 2014 – Robin Hood Half Marathon, Nottingham “The one that nearly got...
Christine Heaton

Christine Heaton

I met Christine Heaton when I joined Holme Pierrepont Running Club five years ago. I soon realised that Christine was a fast runner. And it seemed she was getting faster. In 2015 at the age of 50 Christine ran a sub-20 minute parkrun (5 km), a time which placed her in...
Karen Parkin

Karen Parkin

Did your life change at 50? Karen Parkin started running shortly after her 50th birthday and says, “It’s the best thing I ever did.” The data from Sport England’s Active People Survey suggest that Karen is not alone in taking up running in her fifties. In the nine...

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