Top finish for Lambert

Romsey's Christy Lambert has had an impressive finish in her first 24-hour marathon.

Christy Lambert has finished first in the women’s field and third overall in the 2022 Coburg 24 Hour Carnival.

The April 9-10 weekend was the Romsey athlete’s first taste of a 24-hour marathon. Having not competed since 2Bays in January, Lambert was keen to take on the gruelling challenge.

“Early in the race I thought I could possibly hit the 200km mark but as time passed and the body fatigued I realised that was not going to be. I am so proud of my efforts to push right to the end and run as far as I did: 175.3km,” she told the Express.

“For my first 24 hour run I couldn’t ask for anything more. I have learned so much from this run that I’ll take on-board and look forward to improving on this in the future.

“The atmosphere was great. Everyone was so supportive of one another and helpful and encouraging. I really felt welcomed.

“My achievement was only made possible because of the awesome crew who took care of me in this race – in particular Frankie Palermo and Greg Wilson.”

Christy said she entered the marathon to test herself and to tick off an impressive goal.

“I entered the Coburg 24 hour Carnival for a couple of reasons. To see how far I could push myself mentally and physically, to run 100km in under 12 hours, and to join the 100mile club,” she said.