In 1984 running had become the new craze. Rosemary recalls watching the London Marathon and thinking the people doing it must be mad. However, with 4 children under the age of 5, she decided to see what the fuss was about, if only to get a little time on her own.

Rosemary recorded this story for A Grand Life, Heard – a project which aims to amplify the voices of older people and to reconnect communities following periods of isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic. We invite you to listen to the lessons contained within their story.

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