A keen amateur runner from Penrhyn-coch, Ceredigion will undertake a gruelling charity run challenge on June 12, involving a great deal of physical and mental strength, in aid of farmers’ mental health charity the DPJ Foundation.

On the day of her birthday Lynwen Huxtable, who works at Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) in Aberystwyth, will participate in the Llangollen 50k challenge as a charity run, a 31 mile Ultramarathon that will include some serious ascents reaching nearly 7000ft over the entire route, with a high point of 2071ft.

Lynwen has been training since January in preparation for the event, slowly building up the distance to reach an impressive 53 miles each week, independently and with Aberystwyth Athletics Club.

Lynwen said: “During each long run in training, I carry all the gear required for the race, and I’ve also been cycling and weight training to ensure fitness and strength.

“The DPJ Foundation is a natural fit for me. It’s the current nominated charity at my workplace, Hybu Cig Cymru, where we work with farmers every day.

“I’ll also be running in memory of my father who passed away in 2020.

"Farming was his life, and he was happiest out in the open air, very much like myself. Crossing the finishing line will be an emotional experience I’m sure.”