‘Life in the old girl yet!’

Julia Austin in action
Julia Austin in action

More than 230 runners took to the roads near Wexham on Sunday for the South Bucks 10k. Vale of Aylesbury were represented by two ladies, Charlotte Steptoe and Julia Austin, both of whom put in superb performances.

Charlotte, who runs as a Senior, finished 38th and third lady in a time of 40:42. Julia was in 42nd place overall completing the course in 41:01, putting her as fifth lady to finish. She was delighted with her time which is a season’s best and only 16 seconds off of her PB which was set three years ago.

She described herself as the ‘first old lady to cross the line’. One of the club’s most consistent athletes, when asked for her reaction to the performance she simply said: “There’s life in the old girl yet!”