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Meet the Members: Andy McCarron

Q. How long have you been a member of Queen’s Park Harriers?

5-6 years, although my memory is likely failing, so it is probably more like 6-7 years.

Q. What's the best thing about running?

Ohhhh... It's so difficult to name just one thing as running is fantastic on so many levels. If I had to name one, then I would say the accessibility of it. You can run literally anywhere, be it on holiday or sandwiched between meetings in the middle of a busy day. I can recall many a meeting where I've been parked at my desk at home, frantically dialling in whilst trying to catch my breath.

Q. What's your favourite running event?

It has to be the London Marathon. Every time I run it, I feel exceptionally privileged to be part of something so special. The vast variety of people, all running for different reasons and causes and the huge levels of support are unparalleled in my view.

Q. What would you say is your greatest running achievement?

I would say that my best achievement to date was running 2:33 at the London Marathon in Oct 2022. It was such a glorious day and everything just clicked into place.

Q. Tell us something surprising about yourself that other members may not know

I have a twin brother who lives in Manchester. This occasionally manifests itself in interesting situations where people who I've never met come up to me and call me Steve. I have inadvertently offended many of his friends through innocently ‘blanking’ them in bars, restaurants and on the street.


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