Hi, I'm Jude, retired in 2004 to France, in the Dordogne. I turned 60 in February. I've been running on and off for 20 years, mainly to keep fit and to keep weight down. Also managed 2 half marathons. I got into writing a book last winter and running went out the window, now I'm paying for being so slothful! It seems that after 60 it's hard to get fit again if one has a lengthy period with no exercise. I try and run about 3 miles every day which takes me about 45 minutes – a lot slower than I used to be! I wonder if it's normal to tire more easily when in the upper age brackets? It 's far more difficult to shed weight! I guess determination is the key word. Maybe I should try longer distances? Are there any over 60's out there who can give me some advice on how to up my fitness? I'm 5' 9" and about 12st 7lbs with a large frame.