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STAR LETTER AGE IS JUST A NUMBER

BRONWEN CURRIE, ISLE OF ISLAY

One of the best moments for me in last Sunday’s fabulous Loch Ness Marathon was when chatting to a fellow runner around mile 16 and he acknowledged that it was my first marathon. He asked me, “Oh, are you the 60-year-old running her first marathon?” I replied, “No. I’m the 64-year-old running her first marathon!” Just to prove it’s never too late to start (I started running when I was about 55). And, inspired by my efforts, my 67-year-old husband went and bought his first pair of running shoes for about 40 years while I was busy with the marathon, and has been out with me twice already (taking it gently!).

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