Finish what you start, son. Except in the last 3 years endurance athlete Andy Mouncey has been consistently failing to do just that. Formerly a record-setting triathlete, he hung up his goggles in 2004 and enjoyed success as an ultramarathon runner.
For a while.
Then the wheels started to come off.
He thought he’d finally nailed the repair job with his Cracking The Spine race project: A pioneering project for schools and business he designed around The Spine Race: 268 miles on foot south to north along The Pennine Way as continuously as possible – in January. Andy inspired 1600 pupils from 13 schools to take on their own 268 mile running challenge for Sport Relief in 2014 – and yet he recorded his second successive failure to finish this race.
Wrestling with demons while training to swim the Channel, staggering through his first 100 miler in the US, becoming a dad, his four year project at the Montane Lakeland 100, and his work in progress with schools along The Pennine Way…these are some of the topics Andy has promised to cover. There’ll be others – it’s that kind of evening.
This is a celebration of the magic and madness experienced when trying to make the big scary stuff work in real life from an award-winning inspirational professional speaker who also just happens to be a local lad. There will be laughter, tears and thought-provoking insight in a presentation designed for broad appeal. You really don’t have to be competing to enjoy this – and if you are, well, you’re very welcome too.
‘If you think this is another one of those ‘look what I did, you can do it too’ guys then think again. This really is unique, lively, entertaining…it will really really move you.’
Andy is also hosting a number of other events at his Fitness Fix base in the i centre, Ingleton, during the festival weekend. See program for details.
More about Andy Mouncey www.bigandscaryrunning.com