Andy Nash Marathon latest

Former Somerset County Cricket Club Chairman, Andy Nash is continuing his preparations for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Andy is hoping to raise £26,000 (£1000 a mile) in aid of Children’s Hospice South West, and for the latest phase of his training he received some expert advice from Somerset CCC Head of Strength & Conditioning, Joel Tratt and members of the Somerset squad.

Joel, along with Josh Davey, Eddie Byrom, George Bartlett, Paul van Meekeren and Tom Lammonby spent the morning with Andy and discussed a number of training tips and techniques.

After the session Andy said: “Joel and the players had some really good advice for me in terms of warm up and the importance of nutrition. We also talked about what causes the pain and what to do about that.

“Preparations are going really well and so far, I’ve managed to avoid injury. Soon we will start building up the length of the training runs. At the moment I’m doing three runs a week. My long run is on a Sunday and that is up to 20K now but over the next 15 weeks we will begin to increase that.

“I would really like to thank all those who have already donated because we have reached a total of nearly £7000 so far, which is phenomenal.”

As part of Andy’s fundraising campaign there will also be a special collection at the Club’s first fixture under the new floodlights on April 26th when Somerset take on Essex Eagles in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Children’s Hospice South West provides hospice care for hundreds of children and their families all over the South West.

You can support Andy by making a donation to his online marathon fundraising page by clicking here

Look out for some eye-catching auction lots, including cricket tickets, experiences and memorabilia, donated by Somerset CCC and other county clubs on the CHSW eBay site

You can also keep up to date with Andy’s progress via his blog


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