Inchmarlo home owners get on their marks

Two Deesiders with a combined age of over 150 years were amongst the thousands of women who took part in Aberdeen’s ‘Race for Life’ 2013.

Ninety-year-old Carol Mair and her neighbour Muriel Wilson, who’s in her sixties, were some of the oldest participants in the 5k race.

All of the money raised by those taking part in the Race for Life helps to fund Cancer Research UK’s life saving work.

Last year over 4,500 women and girls ran, jogged or walked the 5k route at the Kings Links wearing pink T-shirts, fairy wings and feather boas.

The ladies were part of a team, hoping to raise £5,000, which featured someone born in each of the past nine decades.

Carol and Muriel who are both homeowners at Inchmarlo Retirement Community Village near Banchory, have been training for the event with daily walks round the 100-acre estate in which their houses are located.

Mrs Mair has also been completing laps of nearby Burnett Park - six laps are around two miles in distance.

The retired teacher told the Piper: “I’ve always been a keen walker and when my daughter suggested taking part in the Race for Life I thought it might good fun. When I told my neighbour what I was doing she volunteered to take part as she also enjoys walking.”

The weather maintained and the ladies finished the 5k in 59 minutes.