Another capital effort by fit pensioner

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Superfit Doncaster pensioner Liz Rowe has raised £500 for Cancer Research UK after successfully completing the 14th annual Playtex Moonwalk in London.

It was the fifth time that Liz, aged 67, taken part in the 26.2 mile walk around the streets of the capital, which this year saw 15,000 women wearing decorated bras take to the streets raising money for the fight against cancer.

Husband Michael once again accompanied her to London and helped man a drinks station on the route.

For part of the walk Liz accompanied comedienne Jennifer Saunders, who herself has suffered breast cancer.

Liz, who lives in Misson, said: “It was really cold this year probably the coldest in all the years that the walk has taken place. But despite having to wear extra clothing over our decorated bras I am sure that everyone enjoyed it.

“I have put in lots of training in preparation for the event. I work out five mornings each week and undertake outdoor walks. It is a great motivator knowing that you are raising money for such a worthwhile cause.

“Three of my friends have breast cancer. I have three grandchildren and I hope that the money that is raised will one day help to find a cure for the disease.”

Liz is planning to take next year off but will be competing again in 2013.