Military mum Tara Roulston from Catterick Garrison has raised £300 for our Charity by running The Great North Run. Tara, who’s family were posted to Catterick just last week, managed to complete her ultimate bucket list challenge in a personal best time of two hours and twenty minutes, despite moving house from the Midlands to Yorkshire a few days before the race.
After taking a seven-year break from running, Tara dusted off her trainers last year to start pounding the pavements in training. Since then she has become a Little Troopers Champion with The Great North Run being the latest in a series of fundraising events she has completed. Earlier this year she arranged a virtual run in her community and also joined 26 other forces wives in completing the Yorkshire three peaks challenge.
Tara explains: “Little Troopers is a charity close to my heart and I personally know lots of families who have been helped by the charity over the years. When I decided to get back into running and fitness, I set myself the goal of completing the Great North Run for Little Troopers and got involved in series of challenges throughout the year that would push me and help me train for the big day.
“I never anticipated that we would end up moving home just a few days before the race, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me completing a lifetime ambition and I knew I couldn’t let Little Troopers down. I’m absolutely thrilled to have completed the race and I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me and donated.”
To find out more about Tara’s running journey you can follow her Facebook and Instagram pages @Mammy’sRunningAdventures