Samantha Flanders

samanthaflandersNickname: Munchkin, Foxy
Vital Statistics (2016): Age: 45; Height: 152cm: Weight: 43kg
PB’s: 10km: 36’50; Half marathon:1:23:38; Marathon: 3:03:28 (never managed to break the 3 hr mark before requiring hamstring surgery. Marathons now a distant memory); Lap of the Tan: 13’31
Best Running Experience: Winning the Inaugural 2010 Perth HBF Run For A Reason, Perth 2010 Asics 2 Bridges 10km and the 2003 Torquay Long Course Triathlon
Worst Running Experience: 1998 World Duathlon Championships in Germany (suffering from a very bad case of gastro…lots of pit stops into the bushes)
Racing Shoes: Brooks Racer ST
Years Running: 20
Why Do You Run: Enjoyment, stress release, personal satisfaction
Favourite Training Session: 1km repeats
Hobbies: Food and wine, travel
Most Important Thing To Me: Health
Biggest Dislike: Laziness and excuses
Favourite Movie: Catch Me If You Can (no pun intended) followed closely by Skyfall
Favourite Food: Crispy skin New Zealand King Salmon
Favourite Drink: Coffee
Favourite Event: City2Sea (15km). Great course and atmosphere. Not too long but not too short
Dream Occupation: Neurosurgeon (would have loved to have been the female equivalent of renowned neurosurgeon Charlie Teo)
Most admired athlete: Roger Federer
Little known fact about me: I have a PhD in Pharmacology
Three Things You Want To Do Before You Die: Sky dive, Explore more of Europe and Asia, Dine at the Fat Duck
Favourite Quote: Any quote from Kath and Kim. One of my definite favourites is “Your too stupid to argue with”