HPM's tenant embarks on challenge for charity

Posted: 30th September 2019

On 11th October Andy McGhee, owner of Pinnacle Gym at Hamble Point Marina, will complete ten ultra-duathlons in ten days to raise money for the charity, Cash for Kids.

Travelling from Morocco to Hamble Village, Andy will run 22km, cycle 160km and then run a further 22km each day for ten days, a total distance of 2,040km (1,268 miles).

Speaking of his gruelling feat of fitness, Andy says: “I have always dreamt of doing something big.”

In 2015, Andy had no previous distance running experience, but following a visit to a Southampton hospital with his son he wanted to raise money for the Southampton Hospital Charity. He came up with the challenge of running seven marathons in seven days. “Four years on I represent age group Team GB at Duathlon and have decided now is the time for my ultimate challenge,” continues Andy.

This mammoth effort is in aid of Wave 105’s Cash for Kids charity, which supports disadvantaged, vulnerable, sick and disabled children and teenagers in the south. The charity responds to the needs of children so they can live life to the full and realise their individual potential.

Andy comments: “I met Sam Tanner, who runs Cash for Kids, at a networking event a few years ago. Having spoken to her I knew that if I did anything again for charity it would be for them. I want to give back to the children, they are the future after all.”

“I really do hope I can achieve this, especially with all the support I have received from my amazing wife and four children. Thank you everyone for your support.”

If you would like to donate and support Andy in his endeavours for such a worthwhile cause then please visit the fundraising page.

For further information visit the website or follow the challenge on Facebook and Instagram.