Pauline Bennett, a farmer’s wife in Welshpool, completed her mammoth 2,129 mile journey in 15 days.
She set off from Welshpool Market in a tractor, donated by Hallmark Tractors, and drove up western England and Scotland to reach John O’Groats, before heading down to Land’s End and returning home to Welshpool.
Along the way, she stopped by to visit her supporters, including a young boy who’d never been in a tractor before. Pauline said: “He was thrilled when I said he could get in the cab with his dad for a closer look.”
She added: “I also had the pleasure of meeting the lovely team at the Farmers Guardian offices in Preston. I received a very warm welcome and was even treated to a much needed cup of tea.”
A number of supporters also offered up their homes for Pauline to stay on her journey.
“I stayed one night on a big farm in Summercourt, near Newquay, curtesy of Steve and Nic Carlyon. Nic’s father had done the John O’Groats to Land’s End run on a 135 in 2004 in only 9 days, which prompted Nic to contact R.A.B.I and kindly offer me free bed and breakfast.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support and kindness along the way. I have met some amazing people and seen some fantastic scenery. I have really enjoyed this trip of a lifetime. It’s definitely an experience I’ll never forget!”
The money raised from Pauline’s charity challenge will be donated to R.A.B.I, the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, and the Wales Air Ambulance.