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Sam Petherick


Love sport? You’re in good company. I aim to bring all kinds of sport alive with accurate and enthusiastic writing, and pride myself on my ability to spark a sporting interest in anyone. I hope to satisfy the sports fan in you.

Twitter: @sampetherick

Blog: Final Whistle

Stories by Sam

  • Ivy League comes to St Mary's
    St Mary’s is hosting two teams from the US Ivy League for an evening of athletics on Thursday
  • Good riddance troublesome Mario Balotelli
    He has been a two-and-a-half year nightmare for Roberto Mancini, but the game is now up for Mario Balotelli, and the Manchester City manager can say good riddance to the troublesome striker
  • Pat Lawless: fearless, committed and full of fun
    St Mary's University College Gymnastics Club have paid tribute to their teammate and friend Pat Lawless, who passed away earlier this term
  • SPOTY contenders - Andy Murray
    The BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012 will be awarded on December 16 and in the weeks preceding the event, Sports Gazette will be reviewing the contenders for the main award. Here is the case for the tennis player who grew to greatness in front of a nation's eyes - Andy Murray.
  • Fun run stars create festive sparkle
    The race winner who returned to collect his baby and an 82-year-old who narrowly missed out on clocking a remarkable 30 minutes are some of the extraordinary stories from the Princess Alice Hospice 5k Santa fun run at Bushy Park
  • Jessica Ennis gets public vote for SPOTY
    The public has given its verdict on who should win Sports Personality of the Year 2012.
  • The running event that went viral
    Why do 25,000 people get up for 9am every Saturday to run five kilometers? The answer is parkrun, a unique concept that has caught the imagination of the public – and is spreading fast
  • Stella to star in Santa fun run
    An 82-year-old woman will be one of the competitors taking part in a 5k Santa fun run organised by Princess Alice Hospice in December
  • Close Richmond Park to cars, says teenage cyclist
    A schoolboy has petitioned the government to close Richmond Park to motor vehicles on Sundays to improve cycle safety and sustain the legacy of the Olympics.
  • Eoin Morgan extends Middlesex contract
    Middlesex County Cricket Club have announced that their England international Eoin Morgan has signed a new long-term contract
  • Mothers and babies star in 10k park race
    Hundreds of women proved that having a baby on board is no bar to sporting achievement when they took part in two charity races in Richmond Park on Saturday.
  • Olympian's praise for women-only run
    Margaret Adeoye has praised a women-only running event in Richmond Park as a way of getting more women into sport
  • Rugby ace shows commando spirit
    World Cup star abseils into Twickenham Stadium for charity