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Meet Our Ambassador: Andrew Moore (Fitness Goose)

  • Athletes
  • Thursday 6th September, 2018
  • By Kyle

Andrew Moore (also known as Fitness Goose) is a personal trainer, outdoors enthusiast, and soon to be Arctic Marathon Runner. As an ambassador for Great Outdoors he’s helping bridge the gap between fitness for the gym, and fitness for the outdoors.

He is based in the Flyefit gym on Georges Street, Dublin but has started taking his clients out of the gym too so they can appreciate the benefits of training outdoors and this summer, he’s got people involved in all sorts of wonderful adventures. From obstacle course races, park runs, and ½ marathons to climbs up Croagh Patrick and beyond!

Croagh Patrick in County Mayo, Ireland

While getting people outdoors has been a lot of fun, for Andrew, it’s also preparation for something more.

At the end of October he’s taking part in his first marathon, but not your average everyday type but an ultra-marathon in the arctic circle.

Enter the Polar Circle Ultra Marathon.

In October, Andrew is competing in a sub zero marathon, then following up with another half marathon the very next day. This alone is a huge feat, but to put the icing (ha-ha) on the cake, he’s running in conditions that can drop to -30c with wind chill.

The 63km+ of racing takes place in Greenland, north of the polar circle, with a part of the race on the ice cap and a part on land. Crevasses, polar bears, and blistering cold make for unique obstacles for any Irishman. More unique still is overcoming them while running a marathon. It’s safe to say that Andrew would be smart to not venture off course!

 

When he’s not training himself or his clients, Andrew works with the Dublin Simon Community.

Dublin Simon Community provide services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. They serve over 5,100 people and families each year across Dublin, Kildare, Meath and Wicklow in all stages of homelessness. A part of Dublin Simon Community’s efforts include a gym facility for those in need. And Andrew has stepped up to the mark to give his free time up to help train and motivate those that make use of the opportunity to keep fit.

He’s also using the Arctic Marathon to help raise funds in aid of Dublin Simon Community. Donations to his cause will help Dublin Simon empower and aid homeless people across the city.

We’re happy to be helping Andrew achieve his marathon goal, and you can too by visiting his Everyday Hero page to donate to the Dublin Simon Community.

If Andrew’s Arctic goals have you feeling motivated, charitable donations of over €20 to his page will get you a spot in Dublin Simon’s 5 mile race. The race takes place in Phoenix Park on October 6th. All the more reason to get on board and donate!

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