Enid Webster

By Greg Piper
Category: Local Legends

I‘d like to wish Lake Macquarie resident Enid Webster all the very best when she competes in this Sunday’s City To Surf at the spritely age of 98.

This year’s event will be Enid’s fifth. Despite being ill and undergoing surgery just a few months ago, Enid is determined to finish the 14-kilometre course after missing last year’s event due to a chest infection.

Enid has been a vegetarian for 81 years and puts her longevity and determination down to eating well and exercising. In fact her training regime includes walking 10,000 steps a day, but she managed 30,000 in one day last month as she ramped up her training.

It was Enid’s neighbour in Cooranbong who inspired her to do the City to Surf for the first time in 2014 when she was aged 92.

She’ll be out there this Sunday wearing her Adventist Development and Relief Agency T-shirt and supported by relatives including some of her five children, nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Enid’s hoping to finish the course this year in under three hours. I wish her well and acknowledge her extraordinary determination and spirit.


(Picture courtesy of The Newcastle Herald)