I had my hips resurfaced (Birmingham) a month apart in 2007 when I was 62 due to restrictive hip movement. I had been running competitive 100 m to 800 metre distances but found I could no longer run the curves.
Two years after surgery I was back sprinting – running the 400 m and 800 m (and 200 m but only if I am in the outside lane). I was (and still am) the Queensland champion in my age group for 400 m and 800 m.
Last March I competed in the Australian Masters championships and although only 5th and 6th in the 400 m and 800 m I was in the 4 by 100 m relay team which got third. (My aim had been … Read the rest