Eighty year-old Norma flies down a giant zipwire at 119mph to ‘show the grandchildren.’
The idea was hatched when retired schoolteacher Norma Brown started talking about her upcoming 80th birthday.
‘It was last Christmas’ remembers Norma. ‘My granddaughters and I were having a meal and I said to them, “Don’t you start thinking about buying anything or having a party for my 80th birthday because I’ve got everything I need.” So they said, “Well, why don’t you do something else then?”’
A few months later and Norma had decided what that ‘something else’ would be. She was to celebrate by being strapped into a harness and sent flying down a zip wire at 119 mph. And so she did just that, at Zip World, the world’s fastest zip wire ride in Bethesda Quarry, North Wales. A little older than the other thrillseekers that day but every bit as enthusiastic.