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Member Since:

Sep 27, 2008



Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

Triathlons are my New sport and I LOVE IT  


Recent last few years  as I havent done much since I was 16/17yrs, on and off injuries, going out with Friends started. Operations on injuries- compartment syndrome front of the shin had small operation to release the pressure on the fascia.

Oct 2007.  Did the great north run.  ( I was in the elite ladies race, against Kara Goucher and Paula Radcliffe, Im sure u Americans will recall that race).

 I was just in on my previous times from the Bath Half Marathon. I ran it as best as I could off my training & circumstances...


Decided to do my 1st Marathon with London looming in the following April I was in the ladies Elite race again.  So the training was on.  I realise now I didnt give my body enough time to recover as it did break down in the last 5 weeks of my training. Injury bound, with calf and hamstring problems I raced! 

London Marathon, April 08 (Injury calf issues) 1st marathon  3hrs.12mins .30 secs

Dublin Marathon  Oct 08  3hrs.01mins.13  undulating and 1 toilet stuck/stop (LOL)

Bath Half 2007    1.26.35 hrs

Wilmslow half marathon english champs    1.25.39

18th lady  (With piriformis injury ).

Liverpool 10k 2008 Oct 37.42mins midst marathon training 

Wirral 5k 2009 17.41mins off the back off marathon week 

Track 3000ms 10.45mins  hmmm I ran this to get points for my club so I just did tactical and ran on 1st lady shoulder and sprinted at the end !



As a youngster

County Champion for Xcountry and

High Jump

and 1500ms track.

pbs aged 13 yrs old

800ms 2mins 16secs

1500ms 4mins 48 secs

high jump 1metre 53  (cant do this now) and I never trained for it as a kid, just competed alot for points for my club, usually spend 2 hours highjumping, and skip off to do an 800 or 1500ms race then go back to high jump, Wish I took the running more seriously!


Run on more than several occasions for my County against Ireland county of Dublin.

Top 50 finnisher at 14yrs of age in english nationals Xcountry.

Short-Term Running Goals:

Complete my 1st Triathlon    1st lady   Brinscall  ok this was a triathlon with no timed transition i treated it as a training race to see if I like triathlons and I love them.

Complete off road triathlon  2nd lady.. 12 secs behind my age group world champion.  Tameside triathlon

Complete outdoor water race 1 mile   Salford Great north swim . 29 mins yay

Complete Olympic distance triathlon

Races for 2010  Future races.

Winter Duathlon Series Race 1 - December 12th 2010  Won  overall time 1hr 8 mins 43 secs

winter duathlon series race 2

2011  1st Lady overall time  1hr 09mins 04 secs.

Windy very windy

3rd race Duathlon winter series Feb 20th 2011

 Races for 2011

ITU Duathlon 2011 qualifier                                                               Dambuster Duathlon, East Midlands – 19th March 2011  

Qualifiers ITU Sprint Triathlon 2011 & ETU Sprint Triathlon 2012       Speedy Beaver, East midlands – 29th May 2011

Itu Standard triathlon 2011 qualifier                      Shropshire Triathlon   West Midlands 5th June 2011

ITU Standard Triathlon 2011 & ETU Standard Triathlon 2012             Dambuster Triathlon, East Midlands – 18th June 2011

London Triathlon Hyde Park ITU World Championship series race       6th AUGUST 2011  (practice format hopefully for Beijing)


Need to Qualify for GB Team  Beijing World Championships which is on

September 10/11th 2011


new pb for 5k 17.41 minsnext running goal for 5k is sub 17.30 mins Summer Track season and road 10k's & 5k's  

Lots of goals, lots of hard work and no play! ;-)

Long-Term Running Goals:


training pbs


3750 1hr6mins 

2500 41.37 mins 29th May 2011 

1600ms 27.45

1500ms 24.00  8th April 2011 NEW PB 

500ms 7mins 38 


42 miles 2hr 15

25 miles 1hr 15min 00s 

25miles 1hr 9mins 5secs with a decent wind! 11.6.12 

26.25 miles 1hr 12mins boooom :) 

20miles 59.30 mins 

12miles 36 mins 

10 miles 27:44mins new pb after a pb swim 8/4/11

10 miles straight out 26mins 35secs new pb 27/9/11

10 miles on turbo 25mins 35secs 

 Run 9 mile route h/town 1hr 2mins 43secs

5.23 mile route home fishermans coast bypass 

37.04 mins.






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UPDATE to my progress and the hip problems Ive been waiting for this since May 2011

xrays 3 weeks ago showed a floating piece of bone from the attachment of the piriformis or maybe the hamstring pull..... anyway Ive figured this was from the Wilmslow half as I was in so much pain even though I pb'd I knew at the time I was fitter but my hip wouldnt put up with the hills so thinking it was a muscle strain I iced and rested it unknown to me it was a bone break off LOL

and here today;

Rest day due to an arthrogram MRI scan basically I had four deep painful injections into my hip bone and joint with fluid pumped in to it in a theatre environment I wasn't prepared for this and the consultant was quite rough I had tears rolling down my face especially on the last one into the bone .... After this I was wheeled to the scan machine omg I get claustrophobic and yeah I panic and yes I panicked in the damn machine again tears rolling down my face I had stomach cramps and such pain in my hip having to hold still for so long it was horrendous nightmarish for me urghh booooo damn machine !!!! So I get results in nearly 2 weeks that's week on Friday boooo Sammy no happy bunny today I could only shuffle to the car and can't sleep as I have to gave a pillow between my knees and the codein ain't working fully

I have been able to train uptill this procedure hoping a few days rest and I will be back on it and hopefully I want to race a tri this weekend fingers crossed then results a week on Friday :) 

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From Rob Murphy on Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 15:26:08 from


Well, it's good to see you back and good luck with all this unfortunate stuff.

From Burt on Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 16:13:41 from

Not a happy bunny. Sorry Sandy Dune. Try passing the bone out of your body through your urinary system.

From RICKS RUNNING on Sun, Oct 02, 2011 at 15:52:23 from

Sorry to hear about your injury hope everything works out ok.

From Mark on Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 13:11:35 from

Hang in there Sammie!

You'll be a happy bunny again someday soon I know.

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