Marathon man Jim!

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Local athlete Jim Manford has just returned from Australia where he went to run the Brisbane Marathon on August 2nd. This was because it was the only big city marathon in the world on the actual day of his 70th birthday.

Jim ended up winning the Vet 70 age-group category with his wife, son and his partner in attendance - something that made him very proud! This was Jim’s 240th marathon, exactly 30 years since he ran his first marathon on his 40th birthday in Perth, Australia.

By an odd coincidence he ran them both in exactly the same time of 4 hours 26 minutes!

Jim is pictured at Race HQ with son Ross.