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Samantha Amend - GB & England Marathon and Ultra Distance Runner

UWAL & SAL, 2 weekends of 3000m

by Sam Amend - 19th June 2017 | General News

4th June 2017  –  UK Womens League ( UWAL) –  3000m

A track I enjoyed last year and was hopeful I could run a reasonable race here again.  I managed to finish 2nd in 10.36  which wasn’t the fastest but still a performance I just had to put down to my recovery and multiple factors limiting my speed.  Great turn out from the club and nice to see a few faces from the team


17th June 2017  – Southern Athletics League 3,000m

A tough one in heat and also a long training week but the pressure was off being the B string as I knew Sophie would be much quicker.  It was not far from 29/30 degrees and with the velodrome around the track made it much warmer.  I managed to muscle through but felt unwell, I knew we needed the points.  It wasn’t particularly fast but a respectable time in those conditions.  My friend Leigh also came and ran as a guest so it was what I put down as “ solid training” in 10:36 and a slight improvement from the UWAL.  I really do struggle with speed. Welwyn Report