John Wiltshire began his running career at an early age, competing at the high school, college levels and currently with West Side Runners here in New York. He has been a member of that team since the early 80’s. As a co-founder and coach of the Five Points Runners Track Club, his goal is to impart the love and discipline for the sport. “Running is a great discipline for children; they learn skills that will carry over into their adult lives,” says Wiltshire.
Wiltshire’s own running passion has led him to finish the New York City Marathon 26 times with a total marathon count of 40 and scores of half marathons and other races.
As a marathoner, Wiltshire knows what it’s like to push hard and dig deep to cross the finish line, time and time again. “I want our athletes to have that determination to never give up,” he says.
…Excerpt from NYRR feature on John Wiltshire.