Sundried ambassador running ultra marathon

Andrew is an ultra runner and is also a vegan. He talks to Sundried about training and racing.

Have you always been into sport?

Yes, I started playing football when I was around six and I was also on the school cricket, badminton and athletics teams 

What is your proudest achievement?

Completing Chester 50 miles in March which was my first ultra marathon.

Have you ever had any racing disasters

I had my first DNF (Did Not Finish) in March this year, that hurt a lot.

How do you overcome setbacks?

By getting straight back out and running as soon as I am physically able.

What advice do you wish you'd been given before you started competing?

Only focus on your own times and not the times of everyone else.

What are your goals for 2019?

My main goal for 2019 was complete an ultra which I have now done, but I still have another one in October to do so I'm very excited about that.

Who do you take your inspiration from?

Other runners, whether they are completing 100 miles or their first 5k I think it’s brilliant.

What do you like about Sundried and what’s your favourite bit of our kit?

My Sundried men's running shorts are very comfortable and made from recycled water bottles, I think the way the company uses recycled materials is brilliant.