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Samantha Amend - GB & England Marathon and Ultra Distance Runner

Sat 30th May – Centurion Virtual 50 miler on Marlow Track

by Sam Amend - 30th May 2020 | General News

Tough session which originally planned as a 6hr and then a decision a few days earlier to become part of a virtual community “Centurion” and go for 50 miles, which would be another 5 or 6 miles on the planned distance.  Also being my birthday weekend and being inspired by a local man running the 100 in the village.

5th overall, first lady in 6hrs 47 and 04 secs

6:47 .04 secs

Centurion had over 3500 on the ‘start line’ during that week the event started from the 25th May until 31st May.  The format gave the opportunity for everyone to get involved.  I chose to do the 50 mile, and fortunately my coach came from Gloucester to time the event and we stayed on the track so I could have an open aid station.  I snuck on the track as it wasn’t officially open, but I knew it would be safe and quiet, and easy for my coach to watch and remain socially different.  Along with my friend

5th overall 6hrs 47 and 04 secs