OLDEST parkrunner IN THE WORLD TO COMPLETE 250 parkruns
10 March 2018
This parkrunday, 10th March 2018, 84-year-old Queenslander John Taylor became the oldest parkrunner in the world to complete 250 parkruns.
JT, as he is affectionately called by his parkrunning family, started running at the age of 43. He refers to beginning the pursuit as his ‘mid-life crisis’ and he ran regularly for the better part of a decade before other commitments saw it fall by the wayside. When it was announced that a parkrun would launch just 3.5km from JT’s house in October 2012, it had been 30 odd years since he had been for a run. Although tempted by the prospect of the event, and encouraged by his daughter Melissa to attend with her, JT was performing in a concert the night before the launch and the late night made the early start less than appealing. The decision to skip the launch became even easier when he considered his ongoing hamstring and hip ‘niggles’ which were still being investigated by his doctor.
Launch day came and Melissa reported back on what a fantastic morning it had been. Not wanting to miss out again, JT decided a few niggles weren’t enough to keep him away, and freshly printed barcode in hand, off he went to Event #2.
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