Sam Bidey


My Progress

I'm running 100km this May to leave MS behind

My Progress


My Target


Support my challenge to leave MS behind!

These MS warriors are taking part in the May 50K this year on behalf of Sam Bidey and everyone living with multiple sclerosis. 

Sam says, “It's the best month of the year for me and my partner. When The May 50K rolls around it’s a dedicated month to speak to MS, raise awareness and see the support all around the country – it gives me a real boost each year.”

“Every dollar raised is like a person in your corner supporting you - that’s what I get out of it.”

Sam was first diagnosed with MS in April 2021.

“In my hands I have constant pain and paresthesia, which is hypersensitivity, an intense pins and needles 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I get chronic fatigue one or two bad days a week. Those are my main symptoms.”

It all started for Sam after a friend’s birthday, he woke up with tingling legs – a sensation that soon spread up his body to wrap around his chest, arms and hands.

After many different doctor assessments, hospital visits and tests he was finally diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

“My body kept deteriorating. One doctor finally said it could be MS we did a brain scan and more tests. I kept deteriorating. I started to lose vision in one eye.”

Luckily for Sam his vision was restored, and the tingling sensation went away from his body, only remaining in his hands.

“I write for a living so it’s a bit difficult sometimes when your hands don’t work as well as they used to.”

“There are 200 potential symptoms of MS. You could get any number of things happen to you. It’s quite strange and unique in that way so many people with the same disease are affected in different ways. Someone might use a wheelchair, whereas others have bowel issues or cognitive issues.”

“There's that sort of fear [of what might happen next] which I think that is one of the big things to learn to live with.”

Today, Sam wants to say  THANK YOU  to all those taking on The May 50K.

“A massive thank you to my fellow fundraisers. Every dollar raised benefits the researchers. I'm so blessed now the medication is as good as it is hopefully, one day, they can find a cure.”

For Sam, he loves most the sense of community that comes with The May 50K (and we LOVE it too ).

“It can be an isolated disease. I walk down the street and no one can tell the difference between me and anyone else. You look normal. A lot of people living with MS have no visible symptoms.”

“One of the biggest things for people living with MS it strikes people down in the prime of their life the average person gets diagnosed between 20 and 40. I was in hospital buying our first house – it hits you at a time when you’re supposed to be spreading your wings and it really clips you down. That’s the cruel part of the disease.”

Thank you,

Thank you to my Sponsors


Lauren Rowland


Leonie Johnson



100km with one day left to go… and 8km in one day… so proud!



I reckon you and I ran further than Grundy on Saturday.


Tanika And Margot

You are a machine Sammy! Behind you every step of the way! Love you!- Love Margs and Tanika



Keep up the good work :)



Amazing work, Sam!



Go Sam. You're a legend. Wish it could be more!


Brin Smith

From Allira House Staff ( Brin ) All the Best Xxx


Kendall Michelle Masters


Sally Heppleston

Keep going, Sam. And go Dees ❤️💙


Erin Mitchell

Amazing effort Sam!! You're raising great awareness for a really important cause and we are all behind you!



Hi Sam.


Dad & Louise

Great work Sammy - Love you xxx


Ari Charilaou

Great job Sammy!


Joel Dwyer


Wes Hosking

Great job Sam - we're all behind you every step of the way.



So Proud of You you xxx


Alli Harding

Good luck with the 50km this month Sam! So glad you have the support of the lovely Christine and so many others. MS is a complex and frustrating condition, as I know from one of my sisters, and a couple of other friends. Take care xxx


Todd Kennedy-ripon




Brent Houghton

Hey mate - I had no idea! Best of luck with your goal and always reach out if we can help. Cheers. B




Shae Mccormack



Good luck!


Karen Kissane

On yer Sam! xx


Phill Williams

Good on you buddy. Your story is inspiring and I appreciate your support with my slightly different but similar journey.


Anthoula Moutis

Great cause, if you want i am happy to walk with you during your lunch break to assist with keeping up your kilometres.


Nicole Warner


Love Skip

You’re simply the best


Katherine Mcleod


Kathy Mathers

Good on you Sam and Christine XX


Robyn Mcgregor


June Carter

Good Luck love Aunty Junie


Jennifer Dickson

Good on you Ben. Keep positive.


Leanne Beattie

Sending love and support. Doing 100k is a new spin on the 50/50 life line.


John &linda

Proud of u Sam, u never complain and it’s such a worthy cause. 💕💕


J&d Banks

You can do it! You have a village backing you up!


Robyn Tiedeman

Hang in Sam…you’re whole family is behind you.Stay safe xx


Mum & Mark

Much love and support


Ben & Soph Hipsley

We are so impressed by the strength of you both! Sending our love and support always xxx


Wendy Bushell


Diane Adnum



Go well Sam.



Keep it going mate


Bob & Mandy Carter

Love ya Sam


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