A 69-year-old Dunstable grandmother will run a half marathon in aid of Dunstable Foodbank this Sunday (October 13).
Although Caroline Vincett said “the main thing” will be to finish the course, she completed the same race last year and did rather well.
She told the Gazette: “Last year, 81 people finished behind me and some were much younger.
“Themain thing for me is to get round the course, but I’ve had no injuries.
Caroline goes for runs two or three times a week during the summer months.
She said: “I know I’m an older runner, but I thought ‘why not get out and do something physical?’
“Getting back from a run is a great feeling, it’s exhilirating. Much better than starting a run.”
Last year Caroline ran the course in 2hrs 50mins alongside son Andrew, who is a veteran of the New York Marathon.
She said: “Last year Andrew ran side-by-side with me but this year he’s going to run it at his own pace, which is about three times faster than mine.”
Retired Caroline will take on the Great Eastern Run in Peterborough for Dunstable Foodbank– where she is currently a volunteer.
She said: “It’s a very practical response to a current need.”
To donate towards Caroline’s cause, call her on 01582 668877.