LONG-DISTANCE runner Amy Lamprecht claimed her fifth title at the Convicts and Wenches ultra-marathon this month.
The Launceston runner said she was surprised to win the 50-kilometre trail to headland-style race for the fifth time.
The course takes participants from Green's Beach, along the coastal track around West Head to Badger's Beach, Badger's Headland, Copper Cove and along Baker's Beach back to the race start.
Lamprecht completed the course in 4:10:15.
She said she had entered the race every year since its inception.
Lamprecht said the weather was unfavourably cool during the March 15 event.
"I used to live at Beauty Point so I just like to do it," she said.
"It's a hard run on the beaches but it's a scenic run.
"I do a lot of long-distance running so I didn't train specifically for it but I do have a race coming up, so it was sort of training for that.
"I just like the challenge, it's nice to be able to finish.
"I was a little surprised (to win) - I thought someone would come and beat me."
Running takes up much of Lamprecht's time and she has tailored her lifestyle accordingly.
She lives with her partner on a houseboat on the Tamar River.
"It's nice and peaceful," she said.
"My partner has lived on boats before.
"We're both runners so we don't have a lot of time for the gardening lifestyle."
Jodie Osborne was the second female with a time of 4:32:10, followed by Emma Flittner with 4:51:57.
David Bailey beat the pack with 3:46:59, followed by John Claridge with 4:23:39 and John Cannell on 4:29:50.