Pensioner is running rings around younger men

PUBLISHED: 08:32 17 September 2008 | UPDATED: 22:20 15 June 2010

SEVENTY six year-old Axe Valley Runner Harry Moore has just run his 1,000th race and has no plans to slow down.

SEVENTY six year-old Axe Valley Runner Harry Moore has just run his 1,000th race - and has no plans to slow down.Having run his first competitive race at 52, Mr Moore now runs rings around some men half his age. The veteran runner will now take part in the Musbury Castle Challenge this weekend and feels well-prepared with all his experience."I've done 1,000 runs, so I ought to be ready for it," he said. "To have completed 1,000 runs is very special to me - and it sounds so much better than 999!"If someone had told me I would have done this in 1984, I would have laughed at them. "But I don't give into adversity, I just carry on."He said his wife of 37 years had been his inspiration, as well as his 13-year-old granddaughter, Tiffany, who was also a runner.He lost his 17-year-old son in a road accident in 1988, but decided to continue in memory of him.While his legs are still functioning, he has no plans to stop. However, he is not sure how many more runs he has in him.He said: "I'm not getting any younger, so don't ask me when I'll be doing the other thousand."RUNNER Harry Moore is pictured (left).


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