IT'S never too late to run as former window cleaner Brian Scully has proved.
The 70-year-old took up the sport aged 58 - and has just come second in the Veteran 65 category at the Torremolinas Half Marathon, where 1400 runners took part.
It was the third time the Accrington Road Runner has faced the Spanish race - and he got his best time of two hours and five minutes this year, knocking five minutes off last year's time.
And it is even more remarkable as Brian has been battling prostrate cancer - and will take part in the Dublin Marathon in October to raise more money for Christie's Hospital where he has been treated.
"I only took up running when I was 58," said Brian. "My grand-daughter wanted to do a fun run and she asked me to do it with her.
"I asked her how far and she said two miles. I thought 'I can't do that' but I did and have carried on running ever since."
He has competed in four London Marathons, raising thousands of pounds for Christies, with a best time of three hours 31 minutes when he was 60.
And now, after his Spanish adventure, he is hopeful his first Irish marathon will be even better.
"I will be 71 by then but I train five times a week and I just enjoy keeping fit. I want to raise more money for Christies as I am still having treatment and they have been brilliant with me."