WHAT men can do, women can do too- so proved by Betty King who 'kept up with the men' in a beer drinking marathon in 1968.

The marathon saw contestants trek to 14 pubs from Cowley to Marston, and back.

In 1968, the Oxford Mail reported that Mrs King 'proved herself the equal of the seven male contestants in a beer–drinking marathon' – by joining them in the walk, and drinking half–pints at every pub.

Seven to 14 pints later, and the team of eight collected £29 for the handicapped and blind charities- which Double Diamond, Carole Tebbutt and other helpers collected on the walks.

The winner of the marathon was Derek Prout, who swallowed two pints of water in the fastest time at the end of the walk.