Career so far
Currently the owner of Pinnacle Performance. Founded in 2011. Mission To provide an elite, industry-leading health & fitness/strength & conditioning coaching and consultancy service. Having previously spent 14 years in the British Army, I’ve worked and trained in places far and wide.
So far, Andy’s career has guided him to have aspirations of becoming a speaker to help businesses, educate and motivate with his experiences of his time in the British Army, Owning a successful business and completing almost unachievable endurance challenges.
Athletes I currently work with or have done in the past:
Louis Sinclair (Oracle Team USA), Simon Fisher, Justin Slattery (Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Team), Robert Greenhalgh (Mapfre Ocean Racing Team), Peter Greenhalgh (The Wave Extreme Sailing Series), Hannah Diamond (Crew – Nacra 17 Olympic Class – Volvo Ocean Race – Vestas), Andrew Tarboton (Crew – 49er SA), David Bartholomew (Tokoloshe), Alexandrea Rickham and Niki Birrell (Scud Olympic Class), Kees Postman (Clipper), Joanne Hamilton-Vale (Sup), Chris Grube (470 Class – 2021 Olympics). This ongoing and exciting……..
Recent Challenge and one of his greatest achievements so far are running and riding 10 back to back Ultra Duathlons from Morocco to Southampton in just 10 days, that’s a 100-mile bike ride and a marathon every day.
Le Tour Du Cash for Kids 10 Duathlons 10 Days 2040km, Run 22km – Ride 160km – Run 22km every day. Website
Previously he ran a sub-3-hour marathon which was achieved in Bournemouth wearing only sandals as footwear. The year prior he ran 7 marathons in 7 days barefoot-style around Hampshire.
During these feats and bolt-on events, Andy has raised tens of thousands of pounds in doing so!
A certified VDOT distance running coach Andy is also a Team GB Age Group Duathlete dedicated to his sport and the runners he coaches.
Currently, he’s training towards 2 World Championships and 2 European Championships in 2022.
What I get up to by date:
In 2015 and with 3 other friends and I raised £9700 for the Paediatric High Dependency Unit, Southampton General Hospital. We ran 7 marathons in 7 days around various locations in Hampshire and Surrey, barefoot! The challenge finished on the 27th of Sept of that year completing over 275km. Challenge Website
In 2016 I worked on breaking my personal best in the marathon which currently stands at 2hrs 59min, this was achieved at the Bournemouth marathon festival last year (2016) in Luna Sandals. Whilst achieving this milestone which was to be my first attempt at a marathon in flip flops, I have now gone on to break personal records in the 5k, 10k and a half marathon.
2017 was a year of transition due to a few injuries which kept me from running, no problem I’ll start cycling then! Wow, I absolutely loved it, and once I was able to run again, I mixed the two and soon came the Duathlons… Later that year, I was positioned high and qualified to represent GB Age Group Team!
2018 has been an incredible year. In March I entered my first Duathlon and came 3rd overall and second in my age group, which enabled me to register my intent to qualify for the European Middle Distance Championships in Vejle Denmark as a Team GB Age Group Athlete. I did, and I went on to compete, and I came 8th in my age cat and 1st GB in age group, so I have now subsequently qualified for this year’s Long Distance World Championships in Zofingen, Switzerland coming 14th in the World in my Cat.
2019 the year I took the next step in my endurance quest. Running and Riding from Morocco to Southampton in just 10 days. Le Tour Du Cash for Kids 10 Duathlons 10 Days 2040km, Run 22km – Ride 160km – Run 22km every day.
2020 as for many became a battle not just in terms of business but finding events to keep focus. During the first lockdown, I trained hard and found solace in improving my FTP and competing in local Time Trials. I achieved this at the Alton 25 miles where I broke the 1hr mark and averaged 357w.
2021 and a new focus with challenges nobody would have foreseen. Covid! Making everything so much more of an effort, but we must keep going. So it was 2 World and 2 European Championships at standard distance for me and a distance I’m not accustomed to, needed to help me push harder at fast speeds. A top 50 and 17th the world in my age cat was the result and a good building block going forward!!
2022 well who knows what’s going to happen. As last year I’ve qualified for 4 world and European events for GB in 2 different distances. I going going work hard at being competitive but It’s the year of the BIG event! Le Tour Du – Ultra 25 a challenge like I’ve never done before x