Andy Rich

 

Andy Rich

Andy Rich

Name: Andy Rich
Age or Running Category: Getting more senior by the moment
How long have you been running? Started in 2004 with a one off shuffle around the London marathon with no intention of running again afterwards.I managed this pretty well until 2010 when I started running again and haven’t stopped since.
Why do you run? Turns out I enjoy it!I like the running through the hills and trails around Cheddar but I also sadistically enjoy the clock watching pavement pounding of road running too.
Describe your favourite run: Long runs along the Somerset levels.  It’s a chance have time to watch nature and enjoy not having to do or think about anything else. 
Do you take part in races? If so what distance/terrain? Favourite race is a on road half marathon.
What is your greatest running achievement? There are lots but cracking a sub 1:30 half marathon at Gosport 2013 was pretty awesome.  I never thought I could do it but encouragement from the club and great coaching from Shane did the trick.I haven’t been over a 1:30 since.
How long have you been a member of Cheddar Running Club? Since moving to Cheddar in 2012
Why did you join Cheddar Running Club?  Wanted to meet people from the local area.  I also think that the motivation and structure from a club is essential for me. 
How has Cheddar Running Club helped you and your running? Having regular training sessions each with a purpose in mind makes all the difference.The club has helped much more than I would have thought especially when you consider it’s quite a small club.

My half marathon time has gone down from 1:35 to 1:22, I wouldn’t have thought this was possible.

What would you say to anyone thinking of joining the club? Come along.The club has a wide range of runners and great knowledge of the local trails.

 

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