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World Bronze for Andy in India

Created on 08/11/2023 @ 09:49


Forden endurance running king Andy Davies has chalked up one of his most incredible results from a career that just seems to get better with age.

The 44-year-old led the British team to bronze at the weekend’s International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 50km World Championships held in the absorbing Indian heat and humidity of Hyderabad.

Davies, a college lecturer at the Newtown campus who can often be seen taking part in the Newtown Park Run on Saturday mornings, finished 13th overall, but second for the over 40s category to show that he simply gets better by the year. He completed the gruelling course in a time of two hours, 57 minutes and 14 seconds.

“Many thanks to all the people who gave money towards our Crowd Funder to allow us to go and compete,” said Andy.

“It allowed us to complete a successful championship where the women brought back the team gold medal and we won bronze in the men’s.

“I am really pleased with my performance which I came through fairly strongly towards the end, especially pleasing in 29°C heat! It was a fantastic experience.”

And Davies shows no sign of slowing up after he signed off: “Many thanks to the team managers and fellow team mates and hope we can do it all again very soon!”

The race was won by Spain’s Chakib Lachgar Latrache in a time of 2:48:20.