About MyRace

About MyRace Virtual Racing.

Modern life is busy and we can’t always do everything that we want to, due to family, work or social commitments. Unfortunately this can include keeping fit and accomplishing the personal goals which can be a part of any fitness regime.

Therefore, MyRace has developed a series of virtual races which can be completed at any location or time that suits you, day or night! Maybe you are a busy parent who has no free time on a weekend, perhaps you have a work schedule which means you can’t guarantee when you are free, or maybe you want to build up the confidence to complete a local running event…

With each virtual race we also donate money to specially chosen charities, so you can support worthwhile causes whilst keeping fit and collecting epic race medals!

Whatever your reason for taking part in virtual racing, MyRace offers a variety of races, charities, goody bags and a high quality bespoke medal for each event as a memento of your achievement!

The MyRace team

Andy

Medal Hound

Andy is a qualified UK Athletics running coach and is part of the coaching team at his local running club. He loves running, especially with his canine running companion Harrison, a Hungarian Vizsla, who spends most of his time being distracted by rabbits and squirrels. Andy has completed many marathons including London, Brighton, Paris & Berlin and is hopeful of getting to sample many more around Europe and the World in the future. Andy is happiest when running off road on the many trails and hills in the surrounding area and is a self-confessed “medal freak”, only entering a race if a medal is available (the only exception being The Grizzly!).

30 second interview

Favourite running distance:
Half Marathon
Favourite Terrain:
Off road
Favourite time of the day to run:
Morning. Nothing better than getting up early and running in a quiet forest
Favourite Race:
Farnham Pilgrim Half Marathon or The Grizzly
No. 1 bucket list event:
Great Wall of China Marathon
Favourite mid-run snack:
bananas
Favourite post run meal:
I always crave a bowl of Weetabix after a long morning run. Dominos at any other time of the day!
Proudest Running Moment:
Winning the male pairs two years in a row at Endure24
Person I would most like to go for a run with:
Sir Steve Redgrave, so I could try to understand what it is like to be that driven and successful over such a long period of time

Email Andy: andy@myrace.run

Tom

Injury Prone

Tom has been running regularly for over 12 years, starting out shuffling around his local parks in London as a way of dealing with the stresses of running his own business. Tom has completed a few marathons (Brighton, Paris & Stockholm) and numerous half marathons and 10ks but, with a young family and injury prone legs, Tom finds it hard to maintain a high intensity of training so is having to select his races carefully!

30 second inteview

Favourite running distance:
10k & Half Marathon
Favourite Terrain:
Trail – especially in the Peak District and Beacon Beacons
Favourite time of the day to run:
Morning. Nothing better than getting back energised with the whole day ahead of you.
Favourite Race:
Salomon Turbo X / Tough Guy.
No. 1 bucket list event:
The Rat Race – Coast to Coast Scotland
Favourite mid-run snack:
Jelly babies
Favourite post run meal:
Roast dinner
Proudest Running Moment:
Any one of my 5 (so far) Marathon finishes.
Person I would most like to go for a run with:
Mo Farrah, his run in the 5000 and 10,000 at the 2012 Olympics still makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck!

Email Tom: tom@myrace.run

Haz

Pack Leader

Harrison (Harry/Haz/H) is a Hungarian Vizsla who loves to do three things: run around a lot, chase a ball and go swimming. He often joins Andy and Tom on their medium to shorter runs and usually covers a lot more ground by following his nose and chasing squirrels. If running near a lake, pond or river in the summer, he always stops for a quick swim which is a handy way to clean him if he is covered in mud. Harrison sometimes joins Andy on a Parkrun, but would always prefer to be off the lead running through the forest without a care in the world! Tuna is Harrison’s food of choice (he would sell his soul for a tin), but he would honestly rather eat any meat or dairy based product than the food in his own bowl.

30 second inteview

Favourite running distance:
The distance between me and the squirrel
Favourite Terrain:
Off road
Favourite time of the day to run:
Any time
Favourite Race:
The race between me and the squirrel to the nearest tree
Favourite mid-run snack:
Horse dung
Favourite post run meal:
Tin of tuna
Proudest Running Moment:
The time I nearly caught a squirrel
Person I would most like to go for a run with:
The Littlest Hobo

Email Harrison: haz@myrace.run

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