16 Aug

75-year-old Jack Guthrie Gets Ready For 10th Windsor Half Marathon

Jack Guthrie gets set for Windsor Half

They say that age is just a number and Jack Guthrie from Camberley supports this. Having ran the Windsor Half Marathon 9 times in the past 20 years, Jack is once again lacing up for this year's race on Sunday 25 September 2016.

Aged 75, Jack is a keen runner with an impressive range of completed marathons underneath his belt. Having ran the first London Marathon in 1981 with a time of 2 hours, 57 minutes and 58 seconds, Jack is no stranger to running.

Most people sit back and have a slice of cake on their birthday, however back in 2011 for his 70th birthday, Jack did the exact opposite. Instead, he ran the South West Costal Path which required 600 miles over a month and raised £7,300 for the Great Ormond Street Charity in the process.

Jack currently runs 3-4 times a week, goes to his local gym and swims at The Arena in Camberley in preparation for the Windsor Half Marathon. Matching the undulating course terrain, Jack trains using steep hills close to his home. Having previously run sub-2 hours, last year Jack completed the race in 2 hours 5 minutes after suffering from injury, but hopes to run it again in under 2 hours this year.  

Speaking of the race he says: "I love taking part in the Windsor Half Marathon as there are such beautiful views across the Great Park. It's always been very well organised and the iconic start and finish along the Long Walk is incredibly inspiring."

Inspired by Jack's story, find out more about Windsor Half Marathon at the event website.

To find out more info about the Half's sister race, the Boudavida Women's 10K Windsor, visit the Running4Women website.