Maureen Armstrong, Drombane, walked her 22nd consecutive Marathon in Dublin on June 6th last.
At 91 years of age, she still enjoys participating with all the other women who run or walk the event every year. She is an inspiration to many who have participated over the years and her amazing vest for life and her endurance has undoubtedly encouraged many more elderly folk take up the task.
While raising much needed funds for a wide range of charities is the over all goal of such events Maureen insists that self enjoyment in paramount.
“ If you enjoy doing something then it becomes easy so I look forward to this marathon every year,” she says .
Maureen is a well known personally at the Women's marathon at this stage and many rush to have their photo taken with her and of course a hug is always on offer. Maureen was accompanied yet again by her daughter Martina Heffernan and was greeted at the end by many members of her family. Maureen expresses her love & gratitude to her family, neighbours and many friends who have always encouraged and supported her and god willing number 23 will be completed this time next year.