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Hi everyone,

I've just been reading my latest Fellrunner magazine, which I've had for quite a while before getting round to reading, so apologies for the very late report.

I am sad to say it included the obituary of Gordon Booth, known to us on this forum as "Running Fox". Gordon was a regular contributor on this site when it was still a busy forum, so I am posting this for those of you who have been around on the forum for a while who I am sure will remember him well.

Gordon didn't start running until his forties but he managed some amazing achievements, including a 2:53 marathon at London in 1995 which won him the V60 age category.

Gordon continued to run on his local fells well into his 80s. I kind of thought he would live forever. Having searched on his username it looks like his last post here was in December 2019 where he responded to a thread asking if running makes you live longer with the comment "Dunno, I'm only 87".

He was 89 when he passed away earlier this year. RIP Running Fox.
 

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I just happened to be looking on here by chance and am very saddened to read this.

I remember RunningFox well from this forum He was truly an inspiration to all of us. Often, when I find myself thinking "I'm too old for that now," I remember the example he set and how you should never put limits on what you think you can achieve.
 

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Sad news that, I too have been absent for a few years , I still follow some from the old forum on strava.
I am now called DAVECAC not just CAC. I remember being VERY impressed by foxes achievements when I started running about 6-7 years ago.
 
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