Eldest Lincoln 10K runner honoured

(L-R) Keith Taylor, Senior Sports Developement Officer at the City Council, with Jack Humphries and Rachel Stacey, 10K Event Officer.

Lincoln resident Jack Humphries (83) was honoured on Wednesday for being the eldest runner in the Lincoln 10K Road Race 2011 on April 3.

Humphries completed his 14th Lincoln 10K run and held onto his mantle of ‘Lincoln’s oldest runner’ — a claim that he’s held for many years.

He was invited to City Hall to receive the Harold Richardson memorial trophy, which is awarded to the oldest person to complete the 10K each year.

In 2009 Humphries overcame a heart attack in just six weeks to take part in the 10K, and he’s only missed one race in the history of the competition.

Humphries said he felt the 2011 race was one of the best ever:

“I felt good and I’m already looking forward to taking part next year. It was an A1 grade race and the atmosphere was great.

“I really enjoyed it, more so than any other that I’ve raced in for a long time.”

The race is organised by the City of Lincoln Council and has more than 5,500 people taking part. City Council Senior Sports Development Officer Keith Taylor said:

“Jack is a great example of how someone can show great determination to achieve their goals and we’re delighted to present him with this award again.”

Sunday, March 25, 2012 has been confirmed as the next date of the Lincoln 10K Road Race, the 16th event so far.

Source: City of Lincoln Council