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Samantha Amend - GB & England Marathon and Ultra Distance Runner

Wallingford 10k – 3rd June 2018

by Sam Amend - 20th May 2018 | General News

On a very hot day and still heat exhausted some weeks later after the Thames path I knew this would be a tough one.  Ultimately I was using this or a good hard training session and a local race.  With a few hundred on the start line, a local community feel and recognizing some local running clubs and neighbours.  Braving the front of the start line and at speed from the gun to make sure I could get a good gap.

I struggled with the speed still lacking the leg turnover from the long-distance running and training.  Netherless carried on with the 2 lap course for the 10k.  The off-road and weaving of bridal paths and round cones made this not a fast course, but still very pleasant.  I wasn’t contested at the front by anyone else but did finish is a slow 38.56.  There were bigger fish to fry in a months time with a 24hr race.