Andy’s Marathon 2021

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Get Andy to the finish line of Dunedin Marathon at Emerson’s and help him raise money for the Otago Regional Helicopter Trust.

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How does a 3km run turn into a full marathon......

My first ever 3km run was back in 2018. When I heard an advert for surf to stadium, I thought to myself running 10km must be like running 3km but a little bit further....... lol.... first ever 10km run was a few days before this 2018 event and I thought... oh crap. I hope I can run 10km....I went for said run and completed it in 1 hour 10 minutes....... on event day I completed the run in 1 hour 39 seconds......chuffed to bits

My next thought which I was trying not to think was running a marathon must be like running 10kms but a little bit further......

Christmas 2019 I said I was going to run the marathon in 2020..... (I might have had a few too many beers before committing to 42kms)......Do I need to thank Covid to not doing it in 2020.... however my brother in law Sam kindly reminded me last Christmas by writing a book about me and my marathon..... well here I am and running for charity. Otago Regional Helicopter Trust. Please get behind me to push me along the 42km.

Andy Westgate's involvement (page creator)

Chosen charity for my marathon. Ex Royal Air Force and really value this amazing service and want to do my bit for them to keep them flying

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35km completed under lockdown level 4  24 August 2021

Posted by: Andy Westgate

The scenery wasn’t quite the same as I had planned to run from the Molars on Portsmouth Drive, Dunedin to Portobello and back.

So instead I ran around Mosgiel and ran the 35km in less than 5 hours….. according to Strava, my moving time was 4hrs 51 mins…..

Thrilled with my achievement as this is definitely the furthest I have ever attempted to run in one go…..

Felt great at 21km mark and although there aren’t any hills in Mosgiel I went down hill from around 30km….

Here’s hoping the Dunedin Marathon can still go ahead

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