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Samantha Amend - GB & England Marathon and Ultra Distance Runner

Bucks Cross Country Champs & Andy Reading 10k -12 & 13th December 2015

by Sam Amend - 13th December 2015 | General News, Race Reports

Bucks XC  – A windy day at Shuttleworth as it always is on an airfield and will be the first of 2 this weekend.  A great race course but too short to get my legs warmed up and always a challenge with kids in tow and dogs !Without Mel and Lara the team for Bucks was massively weakened but committed and agreed I ran the race to finish 22nd out of 62 which I was pleased with considering I haven’t run any Cross country league races.  We finished 9th overall as a team and believe if we had a stronger team we certainly would have been within the top 3 for a medal.

XC Bucks December 2015


Andy Reading 10k  -Made a nice warm up for Sunday’s race which was of the better conditions in a while and my 4th return to the race so no pressure !  Lovely local 10k Andy Reading in Chesterton which is always well organised by the local club.  A relatively flat course but always gets you around the airfield where it it just blows a gale.  My time of 36.18 felt easy and very comfortable with no negative impact to the gut or legs or even yesterdays 7k Cross country race.  Its a shame I didn’t PB as my legs and body were in shape too, but will look to save for the big day in Barcelona.


Enjoying the rain Final climb