Tamar Trail runners on top of Snowdon mountain challenge

By Tom French in Athletics

A GROUP of Tamar Trail runners went into Snowdonia, North Wales, last weekend to take on the mountains and run either a 10km, half or full trail marathon — advertised as the toughest trail marathon in the UK.

Not only did they all successfully complete their chosen distance, on what were some of the most gruelling courses the trail warriors had encountered involving a long climb up Mt Snowdon itself, they also came back to Devon with some accolades.

Marta Killey was first in age category in the 10km; Kate Rogers first in age category in the half marathon and Claire Woods first in age category in the full marathon.

Other notable achievements for the group saw Susannah Boulle completing her first ever half marathon, and Paul Evenden and Sarah Tippett undertaking their first ever marathon distance. 

Colin Kirk-Potter, who set up the running club a year ago, said: ‘This just goes to show that albeit we are a small but very inclusive club who just run for the innocent enjoyment of running on trails and the great company and friendships that fosters, but we can also mix it up too.

‘Hasten to add we all have some little reminders of the run in our bones and muscles which will remain for some days to come.

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