Jan Holmquist runs for a world record in the Great Bear Race/ Credit: Needham Observer

It was quite a birthday weekend for record-breaking Needham runner Jan Holmquist. On Saturday, just 20 days after breaking her own world record for women ages 75-79 in the James Joyce Ramble 10K in Dedham, Holmquist celebrated her 80th birthday. Another year, another age group, another record to break. On Sunday, Holmquist finished Needham’s Great Bear Run 5K in 24:08 — a world record for women ages 80-84.

“Running was great with my granddaughter (Needham High sophomore Story Bracker) with me. I couldn’t ask for a better birthday weekend,” she said.

So what’s next? On Saturday, Holmquist plans to run the Wachusett Mountain leg of the USA Track and Field-New England All Terrain Runner Series. That’s 3 miles uphill on a paved road. Still to come — the track, road, cross country and trail legs of the series.

Then on June 8, it’s the Adrian Martinez Classic at Concord-Carlisle High School, where Holmquist has her eyes set on the record 8:35 for women ages 80-84 in the mile.

“I want people to see that older people can get out and be active and social,” Holmquist said. She’s certainly doing that.

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