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Samantha Amend - GB & England Marathon and Ultra Distance Runner

National Cross Country – Sunderland February 18th

by Sam Amend - 23rd June 2013 | General News

Brrrhhhh shiver Sunderland seriously cold and Snow in February, Id be lying if I said I was hopeful the event would be cancelled.  I should have picked the year they run this at Parliament Hill which is better than a 9hr journey and a day out from 6.30am and returning back at 11pm.

Had a poor run at this event and started with what felt like frostbite on my toes , normally I wouldn’tImage of National x c Start of Sunderland Enroute to Sunderland Dirty Cross Country spikes Sunderland mind the cold but it was windy, the course was very churned up and the day was miserable and a mud bath.  Something I will put down to an experience but not a great one.  The team still finished 6th overall for the ladies and we had a fun time on the journey up with our Team Manager Will…who decided getting drunk on the way back would dampen the pain.