Run, Sam, Run!

Samantha Amend - GB & England Marathon and Ultra Distance Runner

Bearbrook 10k, Aylesbury -Sunday 5th August 2018

by Sam Amend - 9th August 2018 | General News

Did I tell you I hate 10k’s???

I like that they are over quickly but the pace and especially now moving into ultra’s kills me…  I haven’t been to Bearbrook ( Aylesbury) for some years but always love to visit a well-organized race.

On arrival it was like I had never left, especially meeting the Race Directors and chatting about what I had been upto.  Truth be told today I was feeling tired, not really up for it but again “ Get the job done”  it was a hard training run as I am still lacking flat-out speed and the course has a few winds/turns and climbs.

I knew today I had competition, Charlie somewhat 15 years my junior went off like a rocket.  Annoyingly her finishing time in normal circumstances and marathon training we could have had a very competitive race.  I settled for remaining in second place and to pick up speed when my legs woke up.  The last 3k was my fastest and went down to 5.40 pace something I hadn’t seen for some time and probably also because I knew the end was coming.


















L:R Charlie, Sam & Sean 

I was pleased with my improvement on Wallingford 10k, especially again the topic of conversation regarding our British Weather  “ It was very HOT !” and finishing in 38.25 for second place.  After having a swift bite to eat at home I then set off to go and do my PT Core workout cleaning out the Donkies at the local Sanctuary, like I hadn’t done enough.

Prize giving Bearbrook 10k with Penny the R D