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Monday Morning Motivation: John Butcher

John Butcher standing with four friends.

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation is another episode of Jess’s parkrun Heroes. The star of the episode is John Butcher. John is a veteran runner setting records into his late eighties. Together with friends Colin and Snowy this ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ running crew tour in search of new Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Moon Fahel

Moon Fahel running.

As we’re in peak marathon season, this week’s inspiration is courtesy of an 85-year-old runner: Moon Fahel. Moon joined a gym after retiring at 66. Whilst there he would try anything that sounded like fun, including Zumba and martial arts. Moon was undergoing treatment for prostate cancer when he started Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Ernie Andrus

Ernie Endrus running whilst holding a flag.

Ragnar Legends may not be the fastest and might not even run the furthest, but they have grit. And they inspire us to break down our own walls. Ernie Andrus is a 93-year-old, World War II Veteran who has run across the country. He has run 6 Ragnar Relays. This Read more…