Truckie runner no average Mr Jones
ASK Alan Jones if he would be able to run five kilometres in 2013, and he would have laughed at you.
The 45-year-old Heywood truck driver managed to do it in just 28 minutes on Saturday, though, pacing it out at Portland’s free weekly event, parkrun.
It was his personal best time over five kilometres.
Afterwards, he enjoyed breakfast with friends that he didn’t even know a year ago.
He met them through parkrun, a free weekly timed walk or run at Portland’s Fawthrop Lagoon that he has now done 43 times.