Andy, 51, who lives in Harrogate, is known for his gritty determination, and one of his current ambitions is to help Yorkshire businesses burn more brightly, and triumph over the challenges of the recession.
Andy completed his ultra-marathon challenge, despite running in severe pain for 18 days with a torn Achilles tendon. He will share his experience when he discusses “Mental Toughness” strategies for overcoming the pain of tough conditions at the Be World Class business conference at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on October 25.
The conference is spearheaded by Harrogate-based Be World Class founder and host Simon Hartley, a leading sports psychologist, performance coach and author. It will help Yorkshire’s entrepreneurs and business leaders to adopt the winning strategies used by top sports people to help their companies leapfrog the competition and boost the region’s economy.
Andy said: “It’s so important to set your goals high and remain focussed on them – to move steadily forward with purpose, passion and persistence to what you want to achieve no matter how painful it may be along the way!”
We’re also looking forward to seeing the Olympic Torch continuing through Yorkshire on 24 / 25 June, with torchbearers coming through:
- Richard McCann, inspirational speaker, iCanInspire
- Susan Marley, fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Trust
- Stephen Newell, from Spooner Industries
- Yolanda Bowler, Customers’ Colleague of the Year 2011 Star Award Winner at Sainsbury’s
- Tony King, organiser of the Great North Run teams for Morrisons
- Yasser Ranjha, President of Leeds Metropolitan University Students’ Union
- Karen Fitzgerald, Repair Team Lead at GE Intelligent Platforms
- Sarah Holt, athlete in the Lloyds TSB Local Heroes