Never too late to run?
I learnt to run in the Nairobi Teachers Training College (1955-56) under the guidance of our physical training professor, McNiel. It is not because I was born in Eldoret, the centre of famous long-distance runners, that I never completely gave up running. But I never ran longer than one mile. It is well known that competitive running is absent in the Indian culture especially among yoga fans. Against the advice of my learned Indian friends I took up running longer distances when I retired; participating in organized races starting with 7 km and gradually increasing to half marathon, 21.1 km. A month before celebrating my 80th I ran the annual 7.25 km my 20th year. The officially taken photograph arrived today, a good reminder to me not to stop.