Macclesfield Harriers is a fantastic club with amazing members (we aren’t biased – this is a fact ). One such member is our very own ‘Sir’ David Jackson. A legend in his own lifetime.
We asked Dave to share some of his running wisdom with us and this is what he had to say;
Q1: When did you start running?
Dave: I started running again aged 43 (1982) after a misspent life of booze and fags, I weighed 13st 7lbs and had high blood pressure. I started keeping a running log in 1983 and have so far run 34,350 miles.
Q2: How long have you been a Macclesfield Harrier?
Dave: I joined MH somewhere in the mid to late eighties and have been a member ever since and a group leader for 20 years.
Q3: How many marathons etc you’ve completed?
Dave: I have completed 24 marathons of which 18 were London and 49 half marathons, 4 x 20 miles, 11×10 miles, 2×9 miles, 5 Bollin Valley endurance races and too many 10Ks to remember. My fastest Marathon was London 1990 aged 50 – 3hrs 30min 12secs.
Q4: What does running mean to you?
Dave: Running changed my life completely I would not be here now still wobbling up Nab Head if it wasn’t for exercise, the best part is still being around at eighty enjoying the company of a great grand child.
Q5: Do you have a top tip for other runners?
Dave: If I could give a tip to other runners it would be to remind them that everyone is unique, everyone is different there is no other person like you, so just be the best that you can be.