Make sure you are always working towards something! When you are close to achieving it, create a new one. Here is a list of some of Andrew’s goals.
Running the Length of New Zealand - ACHIEVED
The distance of New Zealand from top to bottom is approximately 2200km. Even though the run is completed only on roads, even the most elite runners struggle over the endless hills and unpredictable weather! In 2010 Andrew joined only a handful of people to complete this run.
200 km WSPA Charity Run - ACHIEVED
This run took place in Queensland, Australia, starting approximately 20km south of Ipswich and finishing at the stunning Glasshouse Mountains. This run was to fundraiser for the World Society for the Protection of Animals. It turned out to be an extremely hot two days and Andrew struggled at times, however getting to run over the Wivenhoe Dam and seeing a whole heap of wildlife made the experience completely worth it!
Brisbane to Sydney 1000 km Run - ACHIEVED
A 1000 km run which started in Brisbane that took 15 day's with no rest day's. Most day's were around 65 - 70 km. Andrew raised over $5,500 for WSPA and finished at the Sydney Opera House on his 25th birthday!
Lycian Way Ultramarathon - ACHIEVED
In September of 2012, Andrew took part in Turkeys 'Lycian Way Ultra Marathon'. This was Turkey’s first ultra marathon, which started in 2010. Covering around 250km of the Ancient Lycian Way – which must be completed in six days – the route encompasses a variety of terrains, such as forest, mountains, rocky paths, beaches and steep slopes.Many described this event as the toughest multi stage race they have ever completed.
Marathon Des Sables
Five-and-a-half marathons in six days in the Moroccan Desert! With temperatures soaring up to 50 degrees Celsius, sandstorms, sand dunes and having to carry everything you need on your back, this is one extreme run Andrew has always had his eye on.
The highest marathon in the world! The starting line is at an elevation of 5184m with the race gradually descending to 3446m. Rough, steep, and sometimes exposed paths are the overall theme. One slip and that could be the end of you! The views are great, if you can get enough air into your lungs to keep your eyes working!
Badwater Ultra Marathon
The Badwater Marathon is known as the toughest race in the world! Starting in Death Valley, 85m below sea level, this run is 217km. With temperatures climbing to around 55 degrees Celsius, competitors have 48 hours to finish the course, and lose on average five toenails if they make the cut! The advice is to run only on the white lines on the road, otherwise your shoes may melt!
A 200km race over six stages in the Brazilian rainforest. You shouldn't do this run if you don't like spiders, snakes, wild cats, exotic diseases, steaming humidity and millions of mosquitoes! Luckily Andrew likes all of that. Well, maybe not the diseases.