Barbara took her first race in her stride at the ripe age of 77 (2015). She even managed to collect a prize for her age group in the Trafford 10k Run after finishing in a creditable time of one hour 24 minutes.
Barbara has taking part in the run every since and even ran it on her 79th birthday this year!
I try to run every Sunday as I say if you don't use it you lose it! The Trafford 10K was the first professional run I've taken part in. I’ve tried to get into the London marathon before now but never succeeded, though I suppose I’m a bit long in the tooth for that now.
Since then Barbara, a retired college lecturer, has took part in many more runs to raise funds for St Ann’s, which she has supported for the last 27 years since her sister Audrey Humphreys died aged 56 at the hospice.