It draws fast movers from all across the planet but Cumbernauld will have its very own competitor at the legendary New York Marathon.
Kate Maguire (59) of Mosswater Wynd in Smithstone will certainly be covering new territory as she pounds the pavemements of the Big Apple on Sunday, November 2.
Because the retired project manager for the International Development Agency has never taken part in a marathon before and hasn’t visited New York either!
The married-mum-of-three who trains at leisure facilities in the Westerwood Hotel said: “These were the top two things on my bucket list. I am going to be turning 60 in February and I felt that if I didn’t do this now, I would never do it.’’
Kate will have a familiar face to spur her on as her sister Marjory who lives in Canada will also be competing.
Marjory said she would join Kate if she raced in North America and so they struck a deal.
And Kate will be raising money for Cancer Research in the process.
She said: ‘‘It is a cause dear to my heart because quite a few friends and family have been affected.’’
Best of luck Kate!