Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Mum Back to Winning Best; Tamara Welcomes Next Set of Challenges

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Mum Back to Winning Best; Tamara Welcomes Next Set of Challenges

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Byline: David Lems david.lems@qt.com.au

Sunday's Park2Park schedule

6.30am: City of Ipswich Half Marathon and City of Ipswich Half Marathon Relay

8am: Ipswich Hospital Foundation 10km

8.15am: Half marathon and relay presentations

8.45am: Ipswich Hospital Foundation 5km run

9am: Walker Pender 5km walk

10am: Catalyst Church Family Challenge

10.30am: Mascot marathon

10.45am: Other presentations

ATHLETICS: Back in tip-top shape after a recent injury, dedicated mum Tamara Carvolth is excited about contesting Sunday's Park2Park 10km run.

Although she has won it a number of times, the Ipswich and District Athletic Club competitor missed previous years with family or other commitments.

Having recently won the Somerset Rail Trail 8km event for the 14th time, Carvolth is keen to share in another Park2Park event for more than the competitive challenge.

"I enjoy it when I'm finished,'' the former winner laughed, as she reflected on the testing hilly parts of the course between Limestone Park and Queen's Park.

"I like the community aspect of it.

"The group who organise it and that are so friendly and it's just a really friendly run to go to.

"It's more like a day out than a fun run.

"It's really good for cross country preparation. It's a good one to test you because it's so hilly and challenging.''

Esk-based Carvolth, 28, has been managing nerve pain in her foot.

After backing off training for three months, she has returned to running 170km a week. A lot of that work is on a treadmill due to having a young son to look after.

"I'm feeling pretty good,'' she said, appreciating the guidance of her coach Peter Reeves.

Her latest win at the Somerset Rail Trail event consolidated her recent recovery.

"It was my first run back from a bit of an injury so it was a bit of a relief,'' she said. …

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