Meet Deirdre Larkin – The Fitness League’s 86-year-old, “Grande Dame of Randburg”

Meet Deirdre Larkin – The Fitness League’s 86-year-old, “Grande Dame of Randburg”

Deidre Larkin may have only taken up running late in life, but has certainly made her mark on the SA running scene. In May she was invited to compete in Switzerland where she completed a half-marathon in two hours five minutes, setting a world record for her age group! Deidre regularly finishes on the podium at many of the events that she participates in – inspiring many a younger runner with her attitude.

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There is life after Fitness League!

There is life after Fitness League!

Extend is a great, fun way to exercise!

I never realized that exercising from a chair could be so effective!

One of the highlights of my week is the EXTEND exercise class. At the age of 82 it is wonderful to know that my body can still respond to exercise – not only my body, but also my mind, receives so much benefit from the EXTEND class. I have also made many new friends in my age group who attend the classes. A big thank you to EXTEND for enriching my senior years…..

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