A CHESTER woman has walked more than 40,000 miles to work.
Angela Pupkiss, 64, who works at Dane Volkswagen, was presented with a company award to commemorate the milestone, which was achieved over the last 34 years.
The purchase ledger clerk started work at the Sealand Road retailer in 1976 and has walked the five mile round trip from her home in Newton to work nearly every day since, the equivalent of a marathon a week.
She said: “I can’t believe I’ve clocked up so many miles just walking to and from work, but it’s certainly kept me fit.
“I originally walked because I couldn’t afford a car, but it became a habit and I just didn’t stop.
“To be given the Platinum Award is simply brilliant and totally unexpected.
“I thoroughly enjoy my job and the colleagues I work with, so don’t think of coming to work as a chore, more a pleasurable experience.”
Chester’s Dane Volkswagen brand manager, Chris McCabe, said: “Angela is an outstanding member of staff and one we all enjoy working with.
“Most people never run a marathon but Angela has walked one every week for 34 years, quite an achievement.”