Race to notch up bucket list challenges almost complete for grandma Kath

Kath Barton has completed her ninth Manchester 10k Run and she may be back for more next year.
Kath Barton has completed her ninth Manchester 10k Run and she may be back for more next year.

A grandmother has ticked off another challenge on her “bucket list” when she took part in the Manchester 10k race on Sunday.

Kath Barton (74) had vowed this would be the last time she took part in the challenge but after completing it in one hour, seven minutes and 44 seconds she has not ruled out returning in 2018 for a tenth time.

This year Kath has raised the grand total of £500 for Pendleside, a total she can add to the hundreds of pounds she has raised over the years for various national charities.

She first took part in 2009 when she came up with the idea for the bucket list challenge and included running a race for charity at the age of 67.

Mother-of-two Kath, said: “I remember standing at the start up line thinking “what the hell am I doing here?

“But I loved it so much I have run one since.

“I was exhausted but will leave the decision about whether or not I take part next year until nearer the time.

“Never say never.”

Kath, a retired advertising manager with the Burnley Express, completed her first race in one hour, 15 minutes and last year notched up her personal best at one hour, one minute and 40 seconds.

Along with the races, Kath, who lives in Higham with her husband Bob, has ticked a few other things off her bucket list including taking her five grandchildren to Disneyland, Paris, walking from her home to Bolton where her son lives, climbing Pendle Hill and she has almost completed the 45 mile circular route that is known as the Pendle Way.

If you would like to make a donation you can do so at justgiving.com under her name Katbar.

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