Project Description

Sonia Samuels

Sonia is an Olympic marathoner for Team GB, and ranks 7th on the UK’s all-time lists over that distance. Her understanding of how to achieve this level of performance will allow her to guide you in getting the best out of yourself.


In 2016, 24 years after Sonia started, she finally realized her dream of becoming an Olympian – competing in the Rio marathon.

Sonia has represented Great Britain and England on many occasions since her debut in 1997 and is proud to boast representative honours across all surfaces (Road, XC and track). Outside of the Olympics, she came 16th at the 2013 World Championships (marathon) and 7th at the 2014 Commonwealth Games (10,000m). She is also the UK’s 7th fastest marathon runner of all time with a PB of 2:28.04.

Outside of running Sonia is passionate about good healthy, fresh food and optimal nutrition. She loves cooking up new recipes with whatever is fresh and in-season. She occasional post the ones that work on my personal website. Coupled with this she grows her own vegetables in her garden.

Sonia also loves road cycling and is an avid Tour de France fan having been to watch on many occasions. She is also a bit of an extreme sports addict, when she has some downtime from running, and has dived with sharks (night and day!), done a sky dive and loves skiing.

  • Started running at 12 years old – I live and breath my number 1 passion every day
  • Finally achieved my dream of becoming an Olympian in 2016 over the marathon (24 years of trying)
  • UK’s 7th fastest marathon runner of all time (2:28.04)
  • Love cooking up exciting recipes with my home grown garden veggies
  • Bit of an extreme sports junkie (diving, skiing, sky diving and road cycling)
Event Time
Marathon 2:28.04
Half Marathon 72:04
10,000m 32:39
5000m 15:44
  • 30th 2016 Olympic marathon
  • 7th 2014 Commonwealth Games 10,000m
  • 16th 2013 World Championships marathon
  • 7th UK all time marathon best
  • British marathon champion (2015)
  • British 10,000m champion (2011)
  • British Universities Cross Country champion (2001)
  • 2 times European Cross Country team champions (2014 & 2015)
  • National Junior Cross Country champion (1997)
  • 7 times National Cross Country medalist
  • 3 times World cross country championships representative

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