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Samantha Amend - GB & England Marathon and Ultra Distance Runner

Southern Counties 5000m – Saturday 28th August 2016

by Sam Amend - 28th August 2016 | General News, Race Reports

A great day out again on the track, despite not being a track runner I have enjoyed a summer of track races.  Along with racing for the master’s age category.  Humid conditions which was becoming common and a nightmare to get 35 miles down the road to the venue which was hidden.

Mixed race with the older men and then V35-45 ladies,  I had a great run and lead from the start, although not a PB.  Proceed to speed off from the line hitting through head wind and never looked back although frustrating lapped a few people multiple times and was determined to lap the last person before the finish line.  5000m finish in 18:16 which is off my 17:48 a few years ago but different track and different conditions and a lot of miles in the legs.

Although a painful journey thoroughly enjoyed the event and wished I had also doubled up in the 1500m and gained a 2nd gold medal.