“Hacksaw” Bob Wordham talks about training for his “80th” run


Bob “Hacksaw” Wordham is running a half-marathon in May to raise money for CameronHelps. Hear in his own words how he trains in dead of winter for this gruelling task!

“How do I train to run a half marathon to celebrate my 80th birthday especially when I am not a seasoned runner? I follow the Running Room ½ marathon training schedule that lasts 19 weeks. I basically run on my own which is good because I can do it in places and times that suit my schedule. For my long runs I do the 1 and 10 method which is run for ten minutes and then walk for one. Sometime I wish it was the other way around. I also ski so since my running schedule is during the winter months I have to run in some tough conditions. I ski in Vermont so the hills and the snow can be quite a challenge.

(The attached photograph shows what it looked like last weekend before I started my 10 K run. Since it is the start you will notice I am all smiles!!)

This is not an easy program for me so I hope you will support my Challenge to raise $100,000 to help youth mental health suicide prevention. You can do so at my website:


You will be helping a great cause as well as getting me through the snow.”

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