While many people would celebrate their 50th birthday reaching for their glad rags and a bottle of champagne, Debbie Miller has other – more unusual – plans.
The company director from Dore will be reaching for her running gear and a water bottle and taking on her first half marathon.
Debbie will join thousands of others in tackling the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield – and its famous hill.
She said: “The route goes through Dore village and it’s a lovely run, once you get over that hill.
“I had considered doing the event but I thought I couldn’t get up that hill. Then when I saw the date for this year’s run – my 50th birthday – and I thought it’s a challenge I just have to take on.”
Debbie will have the support of her friend Gabs Everett, who is doing the run with her.
Debbie said: The training is going well and I have done an 11 mile run including the hill. I feel better approaching 50-years-old than I have ever felt in my life.”