MEYRICK PLANS TO MASTER THE LONDON MARATHON IN APRIL
WRDA member Andy Meyrick has been selected to be part of the 10-strong Racing
Drivers team running in the 2011 Virgin London Marathon on 17th April for Cystic Fibrosis.
Andy who is 25 years old, is one of Britains brightest new sports prototype racing
stars, and has already started to fit marathon training into his preparations for the 2011
season. His full racing programme will be announced soon.
A keen runner for many years, Meyrick was persuaded to take part by Oliver Gavin of the
BRDC, who spearheaded the Clubs 2010 assault on the famous event which raised
£100,000 for the CLIC Sargent childrens cancer charity, and he said 'The marathon
will be a real challenge. Training is going well, very hard but its for a great cause !!
Olly and BRDC Club Secretary, Stuart Pringle, both had me earmarked for this several
months ago, said Andy, and theres been some pretty strong competition
for places on the team...much as youd expect from a competitive group of racing
drivers...so Im really pleased to be picked.
Last year the guys did a brilliant job on the fund-raising and there were some very
impressive times run as well with the best being Ollys 2:54.20. Thats got to
be my target hasnt it? This will be my first time doing a full marathon, although
Ive run several half-marathons, and the London is such a massive and prestigious
event. I cant wait to get in amongst the massive entry and get going but
theres a small matter of training first.
Andy has also been reading up on Cystic Fibrosis (CF) through the CF Trusts website
(www.cftrust.org.uk). I never realised that its one of the UK's most common
life-threatening inherited diseases. We are a young group of drivers, all hopefully
at the peak of fitness and enjoying great racing, but there are two young lives lost to CF
every week and those people have probably never enjoyed being at peak fitness. Hopefully
our marathon entry will not only raise valuable funds for research but also raise
awareness for what the CF Trust is doing to help people with this disease.
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