Runners celebrated in a ceremony for older athletes

70-year-old athletes training
70-year-old athletes training Photo: ITV Central

Two long-distance runners who've covered thousands of miles between them are both over 70.

Brian Ashwell from Leicester is 80. He's just won the over-80's five thousand metre British Track and Field Championship and set a new record in the process.

Neville Maggs is 71, he's run more than 25 marathons and raises money for a school in Ghana.

Brian Ashwell and Neville Maggs stretching
Brian Ashwell (right) and Neville Maggs (left) stretching Credit: ITV Central

Both athletes are being celebrated in a special ceremony tonight in Leicester, to mark their amazing achievements alongside those of other inspirational older athletes across Leicestershire and Rutland.