Too Old to Run?

A friend was surprised I still run.

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19/11/2012 at 17:11

There's clearly no hope for me.  I was 39 when I started running....I don't know *what* I was thinking....

19/11/2012 at 17:22
Yer maj - some might say a mid life crisis, but not me of course!

Iprobably bought a sports car or something stupid being a bloke!!!
19/11/2012 at 17:31

I have got a guitar, several actually, I play if I don't run!

19/11/2012 at 20:51
The wrinklier the raisin the sweeter the fruit!
19/11/2012 at 21:16
I know some truly inspirational runners in their 50s / 60s so they clearly haven't opened there eyes to the world or seen the VLM loads of vets run that

I hope when I'm that old I'm trundling along happily
19/11/2012 at 21:21

Two names: Jenny Wood Allen and Fauja Singh...

Edited: 19/11/2012 at 21:22
19/11/2012 at 22:20
I bet people in "there" 50's and 60's had better grammar.
20/11/2012 at 09:26

Almost certainly - need to be careful though since there tend to be more than a few teachers on these forums!

Was giving this some thought. No-one older seems that surprised but I was thinking when I was 30ish what I remember and maybe it's only once we get older we realise what we are capable of. Since I've always run to verying degrees it's still natural to do it. I think it's quite something when someone decides to do it for the first time later in life, but then again until they try it how do they know what they can do. Perhaps it stops us putting limitations on ourselves?

20/11/2012 at 09:51

To be honest the comment she made sounds like an insult & no one should be mocked for doing something with their life, does she actually do anything or just trades insults out of jealousy? Next time she asked to come round for dinner i'd tell her to fook off.

20/11/2012 at 10:01

Crikey, there are some touchy folk around.

Sounds to me like she was enjoying some boozy dinner table joshing at the expense of the original poster.  I'm fairly sure she didn't mean any of it, especially the bit about "oldest person i know"

20/11/2012 at 11:38
Maybe she was playing fuckwit the new after dinner game.
20/11/2012 at 15:26

Don't think so Strangley, DS2 did say she was "genuinely surprised" about him running a marathon -  I think it would have been pretty obvious if she was joking.

20/11/2012 at 15:56
Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)
I bet people in "there" 50's and 60's had better grammar.

I presume you mean 50s and 60s?  You should only use apostrophes on numbers when the meaning isn't clear.


20/11/2012 at 16:51

Ah ...a fellow member of the *Grammar Gestapo eh Phil? 


*My OH's term, not mine - it does make me laugh though...

20/11/2012 at 16:58

More "Pedant Gestapo" really.  If you're gonna correct someone's grammar usage on the internet...

20/11/2012 at 18:41
I was going to correct the apostrophes as well Phil. Be able to take as well as give, eh?!
20/11/2012 at 22:14

This thread is right up my street as I didn't start running until I turned 50 and did my first 5K Race for Life in 2005. Have been hooked ever since and completed first marathon this April. Just signed up for the Mudman 12K trail race next month and was pleased at the number of female runners aged over 40 in last years results; they outnumbered the younger runners! Maybe it's because we're slightly bonkers and don't mind getting wet and muddy.          

20/11/2012 at 22:35
PhilPub you remind of hot beverage served on TWA flights.
20/11/2012 at 22:36
I'm doing my first multi terrain race this weekend....10miles. I was hoping for sun n sand!
20/11/2012 at 22:41

Jen what race are you doing? I love multi terrain so would love to hear more about it. Best of luck and keep posting.

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