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Category:Older runners

Is running a suitable activity for the elderly? Can you start running when you are older, in your 40s, 50s or 60s? The articles in this category explore how you can start running later in life and make the most out of it in your forties, fifties, sixties and beyond.

I firmly believe that running is suitable for men and women of any age and fitness level – I started running in my early fifties, after living for several decades as a smoker and a certified couch potato. I went from 5k to 10k and then from a half to full marathon, and ended running ultra marathons at the age of 55. Older runners can gain great physical and mental health benefits from running.
Running From 5K To 10K To Ultra Marathon – How I Hit My Targets And Increased My Distances……Even If At Times I Thought I Couldn’t

Running From 5K To 10K To Ultra Marathon – How I Hit My Targets And Increased My Distances……Even If At Times I Thought I Couldn’t

In the beginning there was one simple aim for me - being able to run at 52. I was very unfit and rusty to say the least. But once I discovered and mastered those early running tips and understood what’s necessary in order to run comfortably and with relative ease, I started thinking of distance...