Runner's World (UK)

JACQUIE MILLETT AND CAMILLA LANGLANDS

64 AND 30, WEST LON­DON, MOTHER- AND- DAUGH­TER MARATHONER­S

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WHEN MOTHER AND DAUGH­TER Jacquie Millett and Camilla Langlands crossed the fin­ish line at last year’s New York City Marathon, they set a new world record, as the first mother and daugh­ter to fin­ish 100 marathons to­gether.

What’s even more re­mark­able is that Jacquie only took up run­ning at 57. ‘I de­cided if I didn’t do it now, it would never hap­pen,’ she says.

Dur­ing the early years, Camilla was con­tent to watch from the side­lines. ‘I thought what mum was do­ing was in­cred­i­ble, but that there was ab­so­lutely no way I’d ever run a marathon.’

Fast for­ward seven years, and mother and daugh­ter have each run well over 100 marathons. ‘I got into run­ning when my world was shrink­ing,’ says Jacquie. ‘I’d re­cently re­tired and a lot of my friends had moved away. Run­ning opened up a whole new world for me.

‘I would se­ri­ously en­cour­age any­one who is con­sid­er­ing run­ning to just start,’ adds Camilla. ‘It has com­pletely changed our lives in the past four or five years. We’ve made so many friends and vis­ited so many places. Our re­la­tion­ship has de­vel­oped, too – and it’s all be­cause of run­ning.’

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