Probably the oldest competitor in this years’ Bristol Half Marathon on Sunday, 11th Septebmer will be Wilf Cooper, taking part for the 12th time at 90!
He says it will be his last “or maybe, it will, because I’m slowing down a bit”.
But life for Wilf of Lockleaze, Bristol is far from the slow lane. A very active freemason, he is the organist at 14 meetings a month at their headquarters in Park Street, meaning he is there for three or four nights a week. His seven daughters take it in turn to sit with their mother, Sylvia, while he is out.
A contingent of local masons always take part in the marathon, raising money for local charities through sponsorship by their members. Last year, Wilf raised £1,612 and this hear his target is for at least £2,000 for St Peter’s Hospice.
If you would like to sponsor Wilf Cooper, or request further details, his contact details are 15 Bonnington Walk, Lockleaze BS7 9XF. Tel: (0117) 949 5454