Sam Miller: Hawkinge Hurricanes


Sam Miller: Hawkinge Hurricanes


Sam Miller


As a schoolgirl in the 1970s and 80s, Sam Miller hated running. As of 2019, the Hawkinge resident had taken part in fifteen marathons, completed three 100k Ultra Marathons, and founded an award-winning running club - the Hawkinge Hurricanes. Here we learn about Sam's journey in running, her love of the sport, and the tremendous success of the inclusive-minded Hurricanes.


Michael Romyn


24 July, 2019


Sam Miller; Michael Romyn


Kent's Sporting Memories

Collection Items

An oral history interview with Sam Miller

Summary of an Oral History Recording with interviewee Sam Miller

Hawkinge Hurricanes Charity Fun Run
An article in the Folkestone and Hythe Express covering a charity fun run the Hawking Hurricanes held in 2018, in aid of Lymphoma Action UK.

Hawkinge Hurricanes: Club of the Year 2019
A photograph of Sam Miller (centre) and some of the Hawkinge Hurricanes coaches and leaders at the Shepway Sports Trust Awards at Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, on 5 July, 2019. Hawkinge Hurricanes was awarded Club of the Year.

Run Ability at Hawkinge Hurricanes
A photograph of Hawkinge Hurricane's Run Ability group in Hawkinge, Kent, in 2019. Run Ability is the first running club in Kent specifically for people with Down's syndrome.

Hawking Hurricanes Running Club in Hythe, 2019
A photograph of members of the Hawkinge Hurricanes Running Club near Hythe Seafront, June 2019

Volunteer of the Year: Shepway Sports Trust Awards, 2018
The Shepway Sports Trust Awards 2018 brochure. Hawkinge Hurricanes founder Sam Miller was nominated for and awarded Volunteer of the Year, 2018.

'Awards salute Sam's hard work': Sam Miller at the Shepway Sports Trust Awards
An article in the Folkestone and Hythe Express describing Sam Miller's success at the Shepway Sports Trust Awards, 2019. Miller, who founded the Hawkinge Hurricanes Running Club, was awarded Coach of the Year, 2019, while the Hurricanes won Club of…

Sam Miller: Hawkinge Hurricanes
A portrait of Sam Miller at her home in Hawkinge, Kent. Sam is holding her Shepway Sports Trust award for 'Coach of the Year, 2019', and Hawkinge Hurricanes' Running Club's 'Club of the Year, 2019' award.

An excerpt of an oral history recording with Sam Miller. Sam explains how she was 'pushed' into running in 2011, and how the sport has made her a happier and healthier person. Transcript attached.
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