Last Tuesday Ruth had her 55th birthday - "Happy Birthday Dear Ruthie, Happy Birthday to you". So I have acquired a couple of attractive photographs of Ruth as a W50.
I got to know Ruth a few years ago when she was leading the Thomas handicap series, and I was desperately trying to catch her each month to peg back her lead. (Naturally that was early in the year, as I am never in contention later in the year!)
This Sunday if you compete at Farrer you will be competing as a W55 for the first time. I hope you do well!
Ruth ahead of her good friend Cathy, in a triathlon at Lake Burley Griffin.
Ruth, Kathy and Charmaine with W50 Half Marathon placegetters trophies, 2004.
This photograph was memorable because when it appeared in Vetrunner, Kathy's taped legs appeared to be grafted onto Charmaine; Kathy had rolled an ankle during the race and the publisher's inset photo was oddly placed.
All-time 5k PB - check!
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