James Wyndham is proof you’re never too old to follow your dreams.
He’s signed up for this year’s Jetty2Jetty half-marathon, and is the oldest male competitor in the category, at 79 years young.
James took part last year, and says he thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
He says he took up running three or four years ago because he has always liked to walk.
“I was on a beef cattle property at Tenterfield and we didn’t have dogs or horses, so we used to do everything on foot,” James says.
“We had the animals trained to come out to get their hay and molasses. We just had to press the horn and they would come.
“But we would have a few animals that were a bit temperamental and would lead the others astray and I would have to chase them on foot,” James recalls.
“I’m retired now, but I still like my walking.”
James walks 8km twice a week, but is ramping up as Jetty2Jetty draws closer.
“I am trying to get my times down so I don’t get disqualified,” he laughs.
As for his pre-race plans on the big day?
“I’ll have a cup of tea and make sure I go to the loo. Then I’ll be right.”
For more information about the 2020 Jetty2Jetty click here.
Read more local news.
Barney’s love affair with clay began about 40 years ago when he started “throwing” clay collected from the side of the road in a New Zealand country town – throwing describes the process of shaping clay on a potter’s wheel.…
For coffee lovers, going an entire day without a large latte or an extra hot cappuccino can be hard. But trying to decide where to go each day to order your specialty coffee in Brisbane? That’s even harder. For great specialty coffee north of Brisbane, we've got the ultimate coffee crawl guide in Moreton Bay Region. …
Climbing the Glasshouse Mountains isn't the only great place to break a sweat in the Moreton Bay Region. Pull on your lycra and get moving to one of many beautiful and scenic spots right in our own backyard. …
Turns out pounding the pavement at ParkRun isn't what motivates most runners to get up, lace up their joggers and get moving on a Saturday morning - it's actually the delicious hard-earned breakfast they get to enjoy with friends afterwards.…
ANN Serin fondly remembers travelling with her father as a child through the bush, so when she learned that the Heart Foundation was looking for people in their neighbourhoods to organise walks, she jumped at the opportunity.…