Rhyl man running 34 miles for charity


Mike Williams


A Rhyl support worker is running 34 miles along the North Wales coast for charity. 

Andy Simpson, aged 44, will be running from the Rhyl Pavilion to the end of Llandudno Pier and back on Saturday, March 23 in aid of the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS). 

Mr Simpson said: “I’m really looking forward to this. 

“It’s going to be out of my comfort zone because the endurance level is that much higher than I’m used to. 

“I run all the time, but the distance this time I think is going to be quite a challenge.” 

Mr Simpson is also in training for the London Marathon in April, also in aid of the NDCS. 

He has already run four marathons in the past, including two times in the Snowdon marathon. 

He added: “Running is something I love doing. 

“Physically it can be pretty painful, but when I’m running for charity I’m thinking about how great it is to be able to give something back. 

Mr Simpson has worked as a support worker at The Grange care home in St Asaph for almost ten years. 

He said: “I run to work every day. 

“I work with people with learning disabilities or challenging behaviour, and I myself am partially sighted. 

“Raising money through running is a perfect way for me to give something back.” 

Andy will be setting off at around 10am on the promenade near the Rhyl Pavilion. 

He hopes to arrive at Llandudno Pier by 12pm to 12.30pm. 

Andy will be accepting donations in a collection tin during his run, or on www.justgiving.com/Andy-Simpson2. 

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