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Samantha Amend - GB & England Marathon and Ultra Distance Runner

25th June 2017 – Boddington 50k

by Sam Amend - 25th June 2017 | General News


A race that wasn’t meant to be!  The night before I felt feverish but didn’t consider this could be glandular but felt awful race morning.  I still decided to eat breakfast, remain positive and give it ago.  For the first 4/5 laps I felt okay at 6.25 pace but on the 7th one I felt awful and made a decision with Alex who was keeping me company to pull out as I had terrible chest pain, dry throat, and burning eyes.    After this, I decided to seek medical advice as the doctor locally provided me another glandular test and this came up positive again.