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Samantha Amend - GB & England Marathon and Ultra Distance Runner

Goodwood Half Marathon, 5th December 2021

by Sam Amend - 4th December 2021 | General News

A full on day and wind swept at Goodwood, Chichester and then out in the cold again for a dog walk. I went short with a half marathon which I am so grateful, turned our to be hard conditions and stronger winds than last years event.

I tried to block out the wind and wore headphones but couldn’t hear my music The pace was all over the place due to the strong winds from one side 5.40/5.45 min mile pace, then the back section 7 min miles. I was just pipped to the post by a Senior so for me it was 2nd place and 82 mins.

I definitely downgraded expectations and considering a heavy race year pleased. Well organised, non stressful races just need weather on my side. My friend Trevor won his age category and I won the Vet Category and 2nd overall lady.