Run Leaders for the Maverick Run Project are the people who make our social runs possible. They know their local area better than we do so they go out and find routes that they think you'll enjoy. Below is the information about the Run Leader for this particular social run.
Hello, I am Andrew and live in Bagshot, Surrey.
I started running after finishing university in an attempt to balance my love of food and since then I have had a love/hate relationship with running. What I’ve come to realise over the years is that I love running so much more when running with other people.
I know I am at my best when I’m exercising and know the positive impact this has on my mental health. Over the past few years, I have had a focus on training for the Alpe d’Huez long triathlon (2.2km swim, 120km bike with 3,200m of ascent and 20km run) which I successfully completed in 2021. I now have started to believe in myself again and can do anything I put my mind to.
I am really fortunate to have Swinley Forest and Lightwater Country Park (High Curley) on my doorstep and the closer I get to run to nature the happier I feel. I’m not the fastest of runners but thoroughly enjoy being out especially with friends. I usually run off-road with at least one of our dogs. Bo is generally just a blur on our runs and Willow (her elder sister) is far more considered about where she spends her energy.
I did my first Maverick run in May 2021 and loved the race, the people and the atmosphere. I’m looking forward to creating an inclusive fun running group to explore our local area and share some adventures.
Below you'll find some information about some of the runs Andrew organises. To get the most up to date information, locations and dates, please sign into the My Running Club app.
After a short and flat warm-up, you go under the M3 and enter Lightwater Country Park. The Country Park covers about 59 hectares and is predominately a heathland habitat, but there are also ponds, woodland, meadows and areas of scrub. A lovely combination of steep climbs, steep ascents and flat sections to get your breath back. The route takes two trips up to High Curley and on a good day you have views across to the London skyline.
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Dry Top to change for afterwards