Andy Moran, our Senior Client Manager in Fleet, has signed up for a remarkable challenge in aid of a truly worthy cause. In just a few days time he will be undertaking the UK Ironman, followed by the Prudential Ride 100 just a few weeks later.

Andy is keen on his fitness, thank goodness, but it is still a tremendous task which he has chosen to undertake in aid of a great cause and in honour of a good friend.

“Earlier this year my best friend Jim lost his sister following her fight with cancer, just under 2 months away from her 39th birthday. Louise was a larger than life character who I was extremely fond of.  She has left a huge void for many people, but mostly her wonderful husband Washington and their 3 fantastic children, all under the age of 6.

Throughout Louise’s illness, Macmillan Cancer Support gave the family support and continue to help Washington and the boys. So Jim, Phil (another friend) and I, have decided to give Ride 100 a go, in memory of Louise and to raise some well-needed funds for this fantastic charity.

You may, or may not, know that I have previously completed Ride 100 a couple of times. With this in mind, I decided to not only complete the cycle again, but I thought I would throw a full Ironman into the equation!”

The Prudential Ride 100 starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. The UK Ironman, taking place in Bolton, consists of an incredible 2.4 mile open water swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride, finishing with a full marathon (26.2 miles of running). 

“It was devastating to lose Louise this year. We are hoping by doing this, some good can come from her passing and Macmillan can continue with their wonderful work and support for Washington and the boys.”

You can sponsor Andy and his team on Justgiving, click here.

We wish Andy and his companions all the best for their challenges ahead and can’t wait to see them succeed in both their fundraising efforts and by crossing that finishing line.