Sunday, 20 April 2008

More than 100 runner's from Ottawa at the Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon

One of the most prestigious marathons in the world, let alone North America!

Mark Sutcliffe staff writer for the Ottawa Citizen wrote an article today, highlighting just some of the National Capital runners'.

One runner being one of my running associates, Alan Rushforth.

Alan began running when he was 69 years young. He had witnessed the vibrant, happy looking groups emerging from the local Running Room. Mentioning that it was a horrendous step for him to get from the comfort of his car, he joined his first "learn-to-run" clinic.

Five years later, by "accident" Alan met a group of runner's training for a marathon at Niagara Falls in the fall of 2007 and joined in. It was at this race that Alan qualified for Boston!!!

Through sheer dedication, determination, running through our long, frigid, snowy winter, wonderful, quiet, smiling Alan will race tomorrow as the only Canadian in his age category...75!!!

We will be cheering for you Alan (bib #21133), run strong, run safe and have the race of your life.....

Life's fun if you don't weaken!

** updates as they happen.....

Alan Rushforth, age 75 ~ finished: 5:15:29 ~ Congratulations Alan !!!

** Marathon Dude Bill ~ Bill Carter finished: 2:59:10 ~ Congratulations Bill !!!

** Nitmos ~ Michael Barr finished: 3:59:03 ~ Congratulations Mike !!!


Anonymous said...

so..... does Alan have a BEvERage and a fag when he's done running?

just askin...

Rudy said...

LMAO - I thought that was the regimen for 100 y.o.s

How are you feeling Lily? I hope you are rested up and feeling almost human again.

Marcy said...

That is so awesome! Gosh 75 freeking years old! WOW!

And no her shirt wasn't inside out LOL It's just one of those cheapy Target shirts that's flimsy so the tag drooped down LOL

jahowie said...

That's awesome!! I will be cheering him on from the puter here at work!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Lily.

I hope that you are well today. Or at least more so than you were for the past week.

~ b

p.s. Go Alan!

Anonymous said...

WooT! ^5's to Alan. Nice run!

congrats to Marathon Dude Bill and Nitmos!

Well Done!

~ blondie

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Yay for Alan! WooooHoooo!!!!