Avid walker takes on challenge for cause

David SalvaireSound Telegraph

This Sunday Rockingham resident Elizabeth Greenock will strap on her running shoes for a good cause as she aims to add another title to her City to Surf trophy cabinet.

The 69-year-old has been doing the 4km walk at City to Surf events across the State and was the fastest in her 60-69 age bracket at Albany, Geraldton, Karratha and Busselton.

While walking is a way for Ms Greenock to stay fit, the chance to raise money for cancer research is a meaningful bonus.

The issue is close to the Rockingham walker’s heart after losing her daughter to cancer, with her husband, Ernie Greenock, also battling lung cancer.

“I thought if I can do something towards beating cancer that involves walking then that would be great,” Ms Greenock said.

“I’m really thrilled about the money I’ve raised. I go walking most days around the Rockingham area.

“I feel a lot better first thing in the morning and it sets me up for the day and gives me plenty of energy.”

Ms Greenock’s love of walking came about after she was fed up with the lengthy sessions her husband took working on their boat.

“One day she told me to drop her at Wanliss Street and she’d walk down to meet me near the Mangles Bay Fishing Club,” Mr Greenock said.

“That was the start of it and she hasn’t stopped since.”

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