Tara conquers gruelling Run to the Castle event
ULTRA marathon specialist Tara Lambert defied the testing conditions to complete the Run to the Castle event in Wales.
The race takes runners and walkers from the coastal village of Aberdyfi up the coastal path, taking in the seafront at Tywyn, the village of Fairbourne, the famous Barmouth Bridge, Barmouth, to the castle town of Harlech which is approximately 40 to 42 miles away.
There was a shorter alternative for those looking to take on smaller distances of ‘only’ a marathon distance, where the runners go from Aberdyfi to Barmouth.
There was a time limit of 12 hours for the race and the competitors had to carry compulsory kit with them including rucksack and a minimum of one litre of water, emergency food, a fully-charged mobile phone, waterproof jacket, whistle, map of the area, compass and first aid kit.
Lambert was delighted to finish the gruelling event, having run 41.5 miles in 9hours 44 mins.
In place of a medal, Lambert received a castle-shaped buckle for her efforts.