Member Bio

Andy

Run Leader

I started running regularly again about 6 years ago. Prior to that I had always ran while at school doing cross country. I then one night after a drunken night out entered my first Great North Run with a friend who had previously ran the London Marathon. I was then hooked from that moment on and have now done 11 Great North Runs.

 

I came back to running 6 years ago after being invited on a night time trail 5k around Ormesby Hall with head torches. I then ran regularly and completed my first marathon in 2022 at York. It was after doing this that I joined Orchard Eagles as I had found marathon training difficult on my own and wanted to join other people to run with over winter to keep me motivated when it was cold, dark and wet outside. Right from my first run I found everyone so friendly and welcoming. I now have found a love for trail running and regularly run in the Hardmoors Trail series, all of which I have been introduced to by other Eagle members! 

I have just qualified as run leader to give back to the club and help and support other members whatever their reason for running. I really look forward to meeting up with people for a chat and a laugh while doing a hobby I love.