'I eat an avocado every day': veteran women runners share their secrets

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Three athletes, ranging in age from 52 to 70, on how they stay hungry for success

Among the unfunny cliches aimed at the middle-aged on reaching milestone birthdays – references to old wine, elasticated waistbands, 60-is-the-new-40 etc – lies the happy fact that, for the midlife runner, age and wisdom bring rewards. As a V50 parkrunner, for example, you can be well placed in your age group despite finishing near the back of the pack. For some veteran runners, every miles…