Group Profile / Markham, ON

by James Hodgins

I recently turned 70, so I asked five fellow 70+ runners why they’re running and what advice they’d give to those taking up the sport.

“Running is a sport for all ages,” Jack Kearns explained. “It doesn’t matter how fast or slow—you’re still being active.”

Jack’s words echo those of Miranda Esmonde-White, author of the New York Times bestseller Aging Backwards. The former Canadian ballet dancer believes by regularly exercising all of our 650 muscles, we are actively reversing the aging process. To quote another book, Born to Run by Chris McDougall: “You don’t stop running because you get old—you get old because you stop running.” Continue reading “Group Profile / Markham, ON”