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Albuquerque 2016

By | March 21st, 2016|All Categories, Galleries, General Updates, Training|

After a brief spell back in Loughborough it was time to head over the pond to Albuquerque, the land of enchantment. Located along the muddy Rio Grande, Albuquerque is framed by the rugged 10,000 ft Sandia Mountains to the east and a wide volcanic escarpment to the west. The Paseo del Bosque is an impressive [...]

Gate River Run, 2016 Gallery

By | March 19th, 2016|Galleries, General Updates, Racing|

On the way back to the UK we made a stop in Jacksonville to compete in the River Gate Run. First time to Florida state and a little disappointed not to see any live alligators but there was plenty of racing action. Here are a few pics. Hot out there!

Team Samuels

By | February 3rd, 2016|General Updates, Training|

The amazing dirt trails of Iten I'm really lucky to be part of the altitude training camp here in Kenya thanks to the London Marathon Endurance Initiative & British Athletics.  I like nothing more than escaping the British winter to enjoy training in the Kenyan sunshine. However, it can be hard to leave [...]

Kenya believe it

By | January 31st, 2016|Galleries, General Updates|

I feel very lucky to have been able to come to train in Kenya during the past few British winters whilst I prepare for the competition season. Here are a few pics of running on the famous dirt trails of Iten


By | December 22nd, 2015|General Updates, Racing, Training|

Gold medal winning team at the Euro XC 2015 2015 has been a great year for me and those supporting and coaching me. I started out with becoming British Champion at the London Marathon in April and followed that up with a big PB in Berlin Marathon in September. Then finally finishing the [...]

Lauf glücklich

By | October 2nd, 2015|All Categories, General Updates, Racing|

Sonia during the 2015 Berlin marathon My preparation for London had gone perfectly but sometimes we don’t run the race we expect or want. It was great to become British Champion but I had mixed emotions about my performance. I made a list of what went well and things to work on. Berlin [...]

Training in Font Romeu 2015

By | August 21st, 2015|All Categories, Galleries, General Updates|

Even on tired days you can't help but be inspired by the beautiful surroundings and tranquil atmosphere out of the trails of the Pyrenees. It's my 6th consecutive summer here training and wouldn't wish to be anywhere else.

London Marathon 2015 race photos

By | April 30th, 2015|All Categories, Galleries, General Updates|

The crowd were absolutely amazing. Such a great marathon to have been part of.

British Champion

By | April 30th, 2015|General Updates, Racing|

As I cross the finish line at this year’s Virgin London Marathon I become British Champion. For the first time in months I allow myself to feel all the emotions I have kept harboured on my journey to this finish line. Joy, delight… and yes relief? Ok so I feel a little disappointed with the [...]

Muddy Marvellous

By | December 2nd, 2014|General Updates, Racing|

After putting together a decent five week training stint in the States I headed to the Leeds Abbey Dash 10k 2 weeks ago hoping to put in a good performance. It was 'solid' nothing special in what turned out to be a fiercely contested women's race. Not surprisingly I felt a little flat having only arrived [...]

Boston Brilliance

By | November 15th, 2014|General Updates, Training|

After taking a well needed break from training and competition in September I decided to head to Boston for a change in scenery and to join a group there for a 5 week base of training. Leaving Nick and my home behind is never easy but I like to think of it as stepping outside [...]


By | August 28th, 2014|General Updates, Racing|

The XX Commonwealth Games had finally arrived in Glasgow and it felt pretty specially to be wearing my Team England kit. Security was high to get in and out of the athletes village. This was my home for the next week. The village had everything from a laundry services to a salon. All the athletes [...]