Marathon man Andrew braced for second leg of charity challenge

Marathon man Andrew braced for second leg of charity challenge

Update - Unfortunately, the Leicester Half Marathon was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, after this story went to pixel.  

One of the founders of business development and coaching consultancy ActionCOACH Leicester & Nottingham is getting set for the second leg of a double marathon challenge for charity.

Andrew McGunnigle, a Business Growth Specialist at the firm, which is also known as #TeamBrilliant, swapped his business suit for his tracksuit over the summer to train for last week's Robin Hood Half Marathon, in Nottingham, and the Leicester Half Marathon, which takes place this Sunday.

He is taking part in the events to raise cash for two charities, the NSPCC and Hope Against Cancer.

Founded in 2018, ActionCOACH Leicester & Nottingham is a business development and coaching consultancy which works with a range of SMEs and charitable organisations to help them realise their full potential and achieve their business and personal goals.

Andrew and fellow founder Louise Jones provide clients with a fresh perspective, direction and focus to help them move their business to the next level.

They help business owners to define and achieve their short, medium and long-term objectives by ensuring the right processes and structures are in place to encourage growth.

They also help organisations to identify and exploit new opportunities and develop lasting relationships with customers and other stakeholders.

Andrew said: “I was extremely apprehensive when I was volunteered by my colleagues to do these two half-marathons because I am a complete novice and have never done any serious running before.

“But I have really enjoyed the training and pushing myself to achieve these goals, along with helping to raise some money for two fantastic charities in the process.

“As business coaches, a key part of what we do at Team Brilliant is working with our amazing clients to get them believing in themselves and realising that anything is possible if they work for it.

“That mindset has stood me in good stead as I gear up for these two events and attempt to do something I’ve never done before.”

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