why take the challenge:
10 Duathlons in 10 Days
I have always dreamt of doing something big! Back in 2015, having never previously undertaken any distance running, I came up with the challenge of running seven marathons in seven days (7×7) barefoot-style. I did this with some friends in support of the Southampton Hospital Charity. I had longed to do this because of the incredible professionalism the hospital had shown when my son had been rushed to the Accident and Emergency department with severe breathing difficulties brought on by complications during an asthma attack that could have proved fatal.
The fund raising result of the 7×7 challenge was a huge £10,000, but personally I felt I hadn’t fulfilled my dream of doing something really big, due to a freak injury. The result of this injury meant I could not do my very best, something which has led to frustration and has ultimately fuelled my desire to think REALLY big!
Fast forward four years, I now represent age group Team GB at Duathlon, and have decided now is the time for my ultimate challenge. My goal is to run and ride from Morocco to Hamble in just 10 days. To complete this challenge I will need to run 22km, cycle 160km and then run another 22km every day… for 10 days.
I really do hope I can achieve this challenge, especially with all the support I have received from my amazing wife and four children. Thank you everyone for your support.
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- Day 1 Beach - Tangier
arifa - Cañete la Real
Cañete la Real - Campillos
- Day 2 Campillos - La Roda
La Roda - Cardena
Cardena - Fuencaliente
- Day 3 Brazatortas - Villamayor de Calatrava
Ciudad Real - Santa del Retamar
Guadalajara (North) - Hita
- Day 4 Hita - Jirueque
Jirueque - Portico
Portico - Alto de la Quite
- Day 5 Alto de la Quite - Espartal
Espartal - Mariurdineta
Elizondo - Dantxrinea
- Day 6 Ainhoa - Elizaberri (W)
Elizaberri (W) - Luxey
Luxey - Villandraut
- Day 7 Montendre - Champane
Neuvicq-le-Chateau - Richelieu
Breil - Le Lude
- Day 8 Pontvallain - Le Mans
Le Mans - Conches-en-Ouche
Conches-en-Ouche - Feuguerolles
- Day 9 Feuguerolles - Rouen (South)
Rouen (North) - Wimille
Wimille - Escalles (Calais)
- Day 10 Saltwood (Felixstowe) - Brookland
Rye - Portchester
Portchester - Bugle (Hamble)
This is a BIG challenge from a very determined guy. Over a marathon per day, plus over 100 miles, Andy has been incredible in ensuring he is in the best shape to take on this feat of endurance.
We’ve had some really strong weeks of training and managed to fit this in around family time and running his business.
My ethos has always been to build the best program around the athlete.
To fit their life in first, and get the best training in around this.
With Andy we’ve ticked all the boxes. He’s hit his big sessions and I can’t wait to see how he gets on.
I’m in ZERO doubt he’ll finish.