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Samantha Amend - GB & England Marathon and Ultra Distance Runner

South of Thames 5 Miler – 21st November 2015

by Sam Amend - 19th November 2015 | General News, Race Reports

My first Cross country race for the club, a long drive for a 5 mile XC team event for Belgrave Harriers.

What a challenging course lots of climbs over a short distance and none other than an established National Trust ground in Polsdon Lacey.  Tough and challenging course started on a deep decent on stones quickly to grass and lots of muddy tight trails.  A mixed raced where both the men and women run which makes it harder to run and overtake but equally means less waiting time for two races.

Managed to move myself up the field in the later stages into 3rd place where I remained up the last climbs taking individually a medal and as a team the Ladies Belgrave Team a Silver.  The men which Alex was part of did equally aswell completing as a full squad and finishing silver.  A good day out for the Belgrave team all round.