Brathay 10in10 Athlete
I’m Andy, I live in Kendal with my wife Clare and daughter Bethany. I run my own property maintenance company and use exercise as my release from a busy work schedule. Running and exercise have always been a huge part of my life I decided to use this passion to raise money for a fantastic charity.
I started running competitively aged 9 when I started fell running and ever since I have regularly been involved with many different sports and clubs, but more recently focused on the disciplines involved in triathlon. I ran my first marathon aged 23 around Windermere and every time I’ve run it since I’ve had an overwhelming admiration for the Brathay 10in10 runners. Over the years I’ve had some great highlights through sport, including winning Brathay's Ambleside Trail 60 ultra run. Turning up with no expectation I wore an old Liverpool shirt - a bit of a tradition for me at Brathay events. Little did I know, come the end of the day my picture would be on Facebook wearing said shirt and have more comments about the shirt than my run!! My most recent achievement came in July 2021 when I completed the Bolton Ironman, ticking off another one of my sporting goals.
Growing up in Windermere I have always been aware of Brathay Trust's work to help young people fulfil their potential. While at school I spent a number of days at Brathay and saw first-hand the fantastic work they do. During the COVID pandemic, the work of charities like Brathay has been more important than ever. To fulfil one of my ultimate goals and run the Brathay 10in10 is amazing, but to do this while raising money for future generations to benefit from Brathay Trust is an absolute honour.
- 2008: ASICS Windermere Marathon - my first marathon
- 2019: Ambleside Trail 60 - winner
- 2021: Bolton Ironman
- 2023: Brathay 10in10 Donate