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Samantha Amend - GB & England Marathon and Ultra Distance Runner

Country To Capital (C2C) 43 Miler, Wendover – 8 January 2021

by Sam Amend - 8th January 2022 | General News

It was definitely not a day for PB’s today. Thank you to your team for making this possible despite the elements of the weather. Wet/windy and cold not a great mix but very pleased to finish and win the trophy again. I finished first place 6.04 and also missed the start to busy chatting, I had to run fast to overtake, Hit the wall a few times, shivered, went wrong a few times.

What a great feeling being at the end

This was definitely a mental challenge and having experienced a stomach/ bowl issue (great combo) and lost my music device to get me through the win meant alot. lonely times. As always indebted to my friend Trevor for giving me a lift to the start and to my bestie Jo Smith who suprised me with a visit on the canal with the bell.

It felt like I ran 100 miles with the energy zapping first half and no energy second half… what an experience and for those that braved the conditions. Credit for photos Trevor Hunter and Go Beyond Met a few lovely runners along the way for company and played cat and mouse when we kept bonking and near on hyperthermia. Good mental and physical training for many more adventures and start to 2022.

Some brilliant running by the females today along the canal path. 2022 Country to Capital female podium finishers:

Samantha Amend (6:04:22)

Rachel Piper (6:40:06)

Wendy Whearity (6:43:20)