Pensioner (90) completes 50th parkrun

Grace Chambers pictured on Saturday as she completed the Ormeau parkrun. Picture by Ormeau parkrun/ Facebook

ONE plucky pensioner has shown that age is no barrier after she crossed the finish line of her 50th parkrun - at 90 years young.

Grace Chambers completed the milestone run at Ormeau Park in Belfast on Saturday with crowds of runners and well-wishers cheering her to the end of the 5k event.

Clearing demonstrating that it's never too late to start running, it comes just three months after Ms Chambers celebrated her 90th birthday.

The veteran runner, who is a regular at Ormeau, was praised by the organisers of the parkrun for completing her latest milestone.

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In a post on social media on Saturday, Ormeau Parkrun said: "The weather may have been cold and wet but the atmosphere at Ormeau parkrun this morning would 100 per cent warm your heart.

"We were celebrating with the wonderful Grace Chambers, 90 years young and reaching her 50th parkrun milestone today.

"Surrounded by her friends, supporters and army of admirers she crossed the line looking as fresh, fabulous (and as always extremely fashionable) as the very minute she started.

"Well done Grace."

Earlier this year, Ms Chambers was described as an inspiration after becoming the first nonagenarian to complete the Stormont parkrun.

Speaking at the finish line at Stormont in June, she said it had been the toughest run she had ever done.

With a time of 46:22, she recorded the third best score ever in the event's 'age graded league' as well as setting a 90-94 category record.

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