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Samantha Amend - GB & England Marathon and Ultra Distance Runner

Wargrave 10k – 10th June

by Sam Amend - 10th June 2018 | General News

A bit of a disaster!

A race with my friend Leigh and the last training run before I hit the 24hr event on June 23/24th.  I had a bad build up of low level running, overworked and a bit stressed.  With this race I started off with the wrong attitude.  The pollen in the carpark was also high and my guts still hadn’t recovered properly.

I ran a very slow 38.53 which was a slight improvement on Wallingford 10k  but by no means a good enough effort from me.  I let the ladies go by me to avoid pressure and knowing it was won in late 37’s something I was more than capable of.  It was a poor run but downgraded expectations and still beneficial training.  Since going long the shorter stuff naturally have taken a hit and why I didn’t worry too much on the outcome.  With the hills and people to run with this gave me balance.