A retiree from HYTHE raised over £ 200 for charity by organizing a half marathon in memory of her late husband.

Ann Bruce-Low (79) attended the event on September 5 to benefit the Southampton Hospitals Charity, which supports Southampton University Hospital.

Super-fit Ann, whose husband Peter died earlier this year, completed the race through town in just over four hours.

Ann ran the half marathon in just over 4 hours (51452559)

She said: “I have been a member of the local running club, Hadley Runners, for almost 17 years.

“We get together to train twice a week and it’s a very nice club. While in confinement, running really helped me as it was a way to get out and meet people.

“I might not be the fastest, but I like it. Now that the races have resumed it’s great to finally be able to participate again and I was delighted to raise money for the Southampton Hospital who did their job so well looking after my husband when he was sick.

Ann, who recently moved to the Churchill Hubert Lodge retreat complex in town, thanked those who sponsored her for the event, including her neighbors at the resort.

She added: “Everyone here is independent and young at heart like me – they have all been very friendly and welcoming and they have all sponsored me which was lovely. My fundraising total reached £ 225.

With her third half marathon under her belt, Ann has no plans to slow down and hopes to compete in more events in the future.

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