She did it! With a little help from her friends, Granny Emmie made it across the finish line and came THIRD in her age group.
Being 89 was no deterrent to her determination or stamina. A little credit needs to go to her stalwart supporters Erin Semon and Kristin Gomes – the Granny Yankers who pushed Granny 9 km in the Bridge Run at the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival at quite a respectable speed.
Granny was not convinced they were always going in the right direction but she maintained her equanimity and laughed most of the way. She is very proud of her medal, and the fact that she raised $600 to support the sustainability of traditional herbal medicine in Ethiopia.