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Samantha Amend - GB & England Marathon and Ultra Distance Runner

A whizz around the park – Serpentine 10k – 1st January 2017

by Sam Amend - 1st January 2017 | Race Reports

Still feeling poorly from a heavy cold and flu over Christmas and under the weather decided as it was only 10k to still go and run and start off the year with a race.  Alex and I and travelled to London on what was a pretty easy journey (unusual for London).  Always a good turnout with some fast Londoners.  It’s a loop and a half around Hyde Park and pretty much flat but does involve some sharp turns and running past clusters of runners on the second lap.  I don’t mind the course just knew the legs didn’t have it and 10k with lots of miles and training for marathon and ultras make it hard.  Finished in 3rd a little down on my time but still sub 37 and in 36:42 and still coughing up mucus (gross I know!).  Alex had a better race although not a podium finish not far off his PB.  So a solid run and trying not to be despondent and to remain positive.