Andrew Burgess

A "chance" meeting on Bath Spa station in December 1983 saw Andrew taking his first steps towards becoming a runner. A first half marathon and marathon followed in 1984 - followed by a six-year rest. Since his return to running, with a personal worst at the Tunbridge Wells half marathon, Andrew has competed over various distances, and has notched up over 100 half marathons and 10Ks. However, the real turning point came on 10th November 2007, when he discovered the existence of the 100 Marathon Club, and started to wonder... On 27th February 2016, he achieved the distinction of becoming the first man in Medway to complete the feat - and with a gap of over 31 years between number 1 and number 100, was the fourth slowest in the UK to do so (at the time). Since then, Andrew has continued to run marathons, but also enjoys his parkruns, where his favourite role is as a pacer as he enjoys helping others to achieve their goals, and the challenge of running a steady pace to enable them to do so.

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