Samantha Amend is a GB and England Marathon and Ultra Distance Runner. Last year she broke a long standing 32-year standing British 100-mile record on the track and then further improved this by 24 minutes in 14hrs 10 mins, in the same race also breaking the 12hr record.
In the space of 8 weeks, Samantha ran a 100km to qualify for GB in 2022, then gained 2 British records and followed up by breaking the Grand Union record 145 miler from Birmingham to Paddington in 25hrs 45mins.
Samantha first represented GB as a veteran at the age of 36 in 50km and part of the GB team that won gold, then moved up distance to 100km where she represented again in both 2018 and 2022.
Aside from running/competing Samantha is a single mum of 2, works full time in IT as a Program Manager and coaches school kids fitness and enjoyment in running.