I only ever wanted to be able to run 1K!!!!!!!

At age 67, I had the realisation that I was on the cusp of "losing it" - not that I had ever had much of "it" - but still, looking around me at my contemporaries, I could see that they had definitely "lost it" !!!

So- I asked myself - "what is it you want to do???" I thought - - "everybody should be able to walk 5 klms and be able to RUN 1 klm!!!!" I really knew that I could still walk 5k ( if I got my act into gear!) - but that running 1K was a definite pipe-dream which I could for now put onto the back burner until I could in fact easily walk 5k.

3 years and approx 2500 klms later - 2500 klms of running and run/walking - 2 half marathons , 3 x10K "races" and 66 parkruns - I have to say now that I can quite easily run 1klm :)))

Not sure where I go to from here!!!


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  • Thank you for inspiring me Bazza! I will be attending my first park run on Saturday. I only hope I can achieve half of what you have done - fantastic work :-D

  • You are an inspiration Bazza. I don't know about you, but my aim is to hang on to it for as many years as possible!

  • Well done you! :) :)

  • Amazing! That's very modest...you are an inspiration!

  • Big pat on the back Bazza - just keep doing what you are doing.

  • very inspiring, and I hope I am still managing to run in my 60's, 70's and who knows? 80's...


  • Wow Bazza, well done. Just shows that age isn't a barrier.

  • You've nailed that 1km I'd say.๐Ÿ˜€. I've had a slight change of direction this year with my running and I keep trying out different things, this summer it's been more Stregnth and upper body work. The thing I've found out is I can go and do different things but the thing emotionally and physically holding it all together is my running. Running is now my core exercise some weeks I only run once, some four times but unless it's enforced rest I've always run weekly but I've done so many different things as well. So I would say the world is your oyster go and explore. Well done on your fantastic achievement so far.

  • What an inspiring post, thank you!

  • Hats off to you Bazza. You've achieved so much and you're still going! I guess you could still keep doing what you've been doing. Here's to the next three years ๐Ÿค—

  • Go Bazza! Definitely cracked that 1k ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’จ

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