Find company: join a club and look for races with strong masters fields.
Define success on your own terms.
Train cautiously, recover well and listen to your body.
Focus on balance, coordination and flexibility.
KEEP ON RUNNING
It strengthens your joints and hips. In 2013 the US National Runners’ Health Study found runners have about a 20 per cent lower risk of osteoarthritis and hip replacement than walkers. It also found highermileage runners ( 15-23 miles per week) have a 16 per cent lower risk of osteoarthritis than those who run fewer than eight miles per week.