Gladys Tingle has a one word answer for people who suggest that she should be putting her feet up at the age of 82 - rubbish!
The Horncastle pensioner is believed to be one of the country’s oldest marathon runners.
And, it’s not just running that keeps Gladys going.
She’s raised more than £15,000 for charity - the majority for the Notts and Lincs Air Ambulance.
Gladys, who lives in North Street, has just completed the Great North Run and the Spires and Steeples Challenge in Lincolnshire.
Both events are half marathons and covered 14-miles.
Gladys ‘power-walked’ both events, wearing her usual ‘Go Go Gladys’ T-shirt.
She also completes a six-mile route around Horncastle every morning - come rain, sun or snow.
She said: “People tell me I should be taking things easier at 82 but I just tell them - rubbish.
“I keep doing it because I enjoy it. It keeps me fit and I like to raise money for charity.”
South Yorkshire-born Gladys moved to Horncastle from Barnsley 52 years ago.
She is a former co-owner of the Mermaid fish and chip shop on Boston Road.
She only took up long distance running in her 70s and has clocked up two London Marathons and a host of other events.
And she has no plans to hang up that familiar T-shirt.
Already, she’s entered for next year’s Great North Run and is training hard for the Skegness 10km.
She added: “I’ll keep going for as long as I enjoy it. I love it (walking) in the morning. You see all kinds of wildlife.
“I’d like to thank everyone who has helped me raise money - and hopefully they’ll do the same next year.
“I’ve already got a few events planned.”