Stephen Gould, GBR - Age 61

I was a fairly crappy but very fast left-winger in soccer when I was younger, and my track exploits were limited to about half-a-dozen meets my company was involved in. I started competing in Masters T&F in 2008 after some kids I was coaching in soccer commented on how fast I (still) was when we were doing shuttle runs (suicides) in training.

I found that, even untrained, I was fairly competitive at a local level, and that encouraged me to train and get coached, and as a consequence my performances have not deteriorated much with age - and I have gone from competing just locally to going to international meets.