Tuesday, 1 June 2010


As I read this it suddenly dawned on me that the current date was 30th May and a little shiver ran down my spine as I realised it was the 35th anniversary of Steve's death, to the day.  I felt I was getting a little poke from beyond the grave, prompting me to train harder and aim for greater heights. One of Steve's inspirational quotes is worth repeating:

"Some people create with words, or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run.  I like to make people stop and say, 'I've never seen anyone run like that before.' It's more than just a race, it's style, it's doing something better than anybody else. It's being creative."

I'll go with that, but in my case people will have to say 'I've never seen anyone so old run like that before!'

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  1. I haven't read the book but watched the film made about Steve's life, he was a real champion. But you Runningfox are an inspiration to us all.

  2. I agree with Sarah! You are an me and to many others:) I can only hope that I will be as active and fit as you when I am into my 70's:) I will have to see if I can find the book about Steve and read it. Thanks for sharing! I hope that you have a lovely day!

    Also, thanks so much for your comments. They always make me smile:) I love knowing that my English poet blogger friend is reading my blog:)

  3. Just read your last two blogs - fantastic stuff! The Yorkshire dales look gorgeous alright - and it's great that you can trek through them so well...I haven't done much hill running or trekking yet but would love to get into it more.
    As regards being an inspiration to us all - as I said before, you're some man for one man!

  4. As others have said, your blog is truly inspirational, and I hope I can emulate your fantastic example.

    I look forward to following your adventures here!