@hawkins_andy - Andy Hawkins

I ran the London Marathon 2019, now looking for my next challenge.
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So this years @londonmarathon is complete. I was fine up until half way and then my hip and foot problems started to play up. Glad to have got round in one piece and taking 22 minutes off my 2017 time. I also made a brand new best friend in @bastilledan and we have decided to meet up later in the year to do a collaboration. Thank you to everyone who has donated, I have managed to raise £1826.20 with an additional £435 offline meaning I have raised £2261.20 for @mariecurieuk so thank you, it really does mean a lot. #virginlondonmarathon2019 #virginlondonmarathon #londonmarathon #marathonrunning #marathonman #strava #runningworld #runnerlife #runner #running #bastilleband #26.2miles #completeditmate #runnersofinstagram
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So this years @londonmarathon is complete. I was fine up until half way and then my hip and foot problems started to play up. Glad to have got round in one piece and taking 22 minutes off my 2017 time. I also made a brand new best friend in @bastille

Today is the day, where I run my second @londonmarathon in memory of you Grandad Ray. Even though I ran in 2017 in his memory, I expect today to be just as emotional. As I write this lots of memories of this guy flood back for instance, on Saturday nights when coming round ours my Nan Dora they would take us to McDonalds so my parents could get an hour to themselves and rest. On those Saturday nights, when growing up I would always ask for him to read the bedtime story to me and 99% of the time I had to go back downstairs to tell my parents and Nan that Grandad had in fact fell asleep before me. Grandad Ray was a great man, my Dad tells me stories about him and how accepting he was so accepting of everyone regardless of who you were or what you looked like. Grandad Ray was also the best England Cricket and Football coach/manager to have never coached/managed the national side. He loved his sport and I have great memories of him watching me play and also going to Edgbaston to watch England play the likes of Australia. In 2015 Ray passed away after a 4 year battle with Cancer, a disease that has affected the Hawkins family oh to well. I remember taking him to get chemotherapy in 2013 and I was so proud of him and how he was handling it all, he was so appreciative that his Grandson would take a morning off work to take him to those appointments. Towards the end, his standard of life was poor and could have been better, he adamant that he did not want to pass to away in a Hospice and we honoured that wish. I am unsure as to why he didn’t want to go in to a Hospice, maybe it’s because he saw it as a way of accepting defeat, I don’t know? What I do know is if he had gone in to a Hospice the care he would have got from the likes of @mariecurieuk would have been second to none, not just for himself but also the family. Running today in memory of my Grandad and knowing that all the money I raise goes to a fantastic charity, where families suffering with cancer will get treated in the best possible way, helps with the tears that are currently running down my cheek. #londonmarathon2019 #mariecuriehospice #mariecuriewestmidlands #justgiving
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Today is the day, where I run my second @londonmarathon in memory of you Grandad Ray. Even though I ran in 2017 in his memory, I expect today to be just as emotional. As I write this lots of memories of this guy flood back for instance, on Saturday n

Just one more day of spam left for this years @londonmarathon I’ve just got my number and I am ready to go for tomorrow now. If you’d like to donate you can via this http://www.justgiving.com/Andy-Hawkins13?utm_id=26 #londonmarathon2019 #londonmarathontraining #marathon #strava #runningcommunity #runnersofinstagram #runningforthegram #runner #asics #newbalance #scienceinsport #carbloading
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Just one more day of spam left for this years @londonmarathon I’ve just got my number and I am ready to go for tomorrow now. If you’d like to donate you can via this http://www.justgiving.com/Andy-Hawkins13?utm_id=26 #londonmarathon2019 #londonmarath

I need to find someone who looks at me like Millie does whilst I’m eating a Cornetto #love #singlelife
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I need to find someone who looks at me like Millie does whilst I’m eating a Cornetto #love #singlelife

I’ll be around half way through the @londonmarathon this time next week. Only 7 days left before the big event. The training plan hasn’t gone exactly how I wanted it to, but it never does. I’m looking forward to just plodding around London next week and getting a new PB! 
If you would like to donate you can via the link before. Marie Curie do a fantastic job and all the money I raise will ensure those families who need it are given the best care possible! 
http://www.justgiving.com/Andy-Hawkins13?utm_id=124

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I’ll be around half way through the @londonmarathon this time next week. Only 7 days left before the big event. The training plan hasn’t gone exactly how I wanted it to, but it never does. I’m looking forward to just plodding around London next week

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Final long run before @londonmarathon DONE!! 16 miles in the bank, had to abandon the last mile due to a stitch. Happy with where I am after getting a 4 mile tempo run in yesterday too. A total of 20 miles ran this weekend. I’m looking forward to the next two weeks of tapering and then one final lot of carb loading before the big event. As you know I am running the marathon in memory of Grandad Ray and I am raising money for Marie Curie and if you’d like to donate you can via this link http://www.justgiving.com/Andy-Hawkins13?utm_id=124  #virginlondonmarathon #runnersofinstagram #runningmotivation #runforestrun #runner#runnerofinsta #runningforthegram #run #longrun #marathontraining #runningman #marathonman #londonmarathon2019 #mariecurie
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Final long run before @londonmarathon DONE!! 16 miles in the bank, had to abandon the last mile due to a stitch. Happy with where I am after getting a 4 mile tempo run in yesterday too. A total of 20 miles ran this weekend. I’m looking forward to the

I have received my running for @londonmarathon which means I am now committed to get round the 26.2m on Sunday 28th April for @mariecurieuk #running #londonmarathon2019 #marathontraining #runnersofinstagram #runningman #runforestrun #runforthegram #runningmotivation #virginlondonmarathon #runningman #runner #mariecurieuk
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I have received my running for @londonmarathon which means I am now committed to get round the 26.2m on Sunday 28th April for @mariecurieuk #running #londonmarathon2019 #marathontraining #runnersofinstagram #runningman #runforestrun #runforthegram #r

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Rules are there to be broken @coalitionperformance
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Rules are there to be broken @coalitionperformance

A solid mornings graft @coalitionperformance today. I’m incredibly proud of my recent skin fold test. I am weighing in at 94.9kgs which is a 12kgs shift in 18 months. What I am proud of most is that the drop of 12kgs is that I have lost 13.1kgs of pure body and increased my lean mass by 0.5kgs. This shift in body weight and body fat and led to my body being more durable and less injury prone. Not only does this help with my glass body I am getting even more ready for this years @londonmarathon which is in 7 weeks. Thank you to the coaches @edkrawiecki @farndonc @jamestrow1 Coach Dave and Coach Callum. #running #runningmotivation #marathontraining #instagramrunning #instarunning #runnersofinstagram #runners #runnersbody #runnersworld #runnerfit #runnerfitness #coaltionperformance #unit5 #shrine #bodytransformation #virginlondonmarathon2019 #virginlondonmarathon #londonmarathontraining #mariecurie
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A solid mornings graft @coalitionperformance today. I’m incredibly proud of my recent skin fold test. I am weighing in at 94.9kgs which is a 12kgs shift in 18 months. What I am proud of most is that the drop of 12kgs is that I have lost 13.1kgs of pu

For Mum’s birthday this year my Dad has got the Second World War Medals that her Dad, my Grandad, got for fighting in Burma from 1939-45. For some reason he threw them away after returning and hardly ever spoke about what happened and always mentioned about being a forgotten soldier. I am proud of what he did for this country and glad we can remember him with these new medals. #worldwar2 #WW2 #warmedals #burmacampaign #history #proudgrandson
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For Mum’s birthday this year my Dad has got the Second World War Medals that her Dad, my Grandad, got for fighting in Burma from 1939-45. For some reason he threw them away after returning and hardly ever spoke about what happened and always mentione

Today was my worst run training during so far. I felt sluggish, heavy and generally just tired. I just couldn’t get going and never felt comfortable. I still managed to get it done though. Hopefully next weeks long run isn’t as painful. #runnersofinstagram #runningmotivation #jellylegs #running #longrunday #sundayfundayrunday #runningman #runner #hardrun #runningday #marathontraining #londonmarathon2019 #virginlondonmarathon2019 #mariecurie #charityrun
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Today was my worst run training during so far. I felt sluggish, heavy and generally just tired. I just couldn’t get going and never felt comfortable. I still managed to get it done though. Hopefully next weeks long run isn’t as painful. #runnersofins

10 solid miles on this fine Sunday morning in the bank. It was bloody hard work mind as I was wearing too many layers! I am looking forward to a good feed @thefarmspics in a couple of hours. #marathontraining #runnersofinstagram #running #runner #marathon #londonmarathon2019 #runningmotivation #runningman #runrunrun #runninglife #runningday #lovetorun #mariecurie #westmidlandshospice
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10 solid miles on this fine Sunday morning in the bank. It was bloody hard work mind as I was wearing too many layers! I am looking forward to a good feed @thefarmspics in a couple of hours. #marathontraining #runnersofinstagram #running #runner #mar

Pretty much the same run but 8 weeks apart and I’ve just done it 5 minutes quicker and at a quicker average of 19 seconds per KM. Massive strides have been taken by ‘trusting the process’ as Coach Dave would say @coalitionperformance just 11 weeks now until @londonmarathon if you’d like to sponsor me the link is in my bio #instarunning #runnersofinstagram #runners #strava #runninggoals #asics #sundayrunning #virginlondonmarathon2019 #marathontraining
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Pretty much the same run but 8 weeks apart and I’ve just done it 5 minutes quicker and at a quicker average of 19 seconds per KM. Massive strides have been taken by ‘trusting the process’ as Coach Dave would say @coalitionperformance just 11 weeks no

Been back from travelling just under a week now and my @londonmarathon 2019 training is back on track. I have done two tempo runs at 7km and 3.7km this week along with hill sprints. Tomorrow will be my first slow long run since Christmas. Running in the cold and windy conditions is horrendous. #runnersofinstagram #running #virginlondonmarathon2019 #runningtraining #marathontraining #gettingitdone #mariecurie #westmidlandshospice
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Been back from travelling just under a week now and my @londonmarathon 2019 training is back on track. I have done two tempo runs at 7km and 3.7km this week along with hill sprints. Tomorrow will be my first slow long run since Christmas. Running in

The face you pull when you’re home after an awesome 3 weeks of travelling in Asia. Can’t wait for Bali in May already! Hopefully I won’t lose my phone on that trip. #solotravelling #instatravel #asia #thailand #singapore #kualalumpur #travelling
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The face you pull when you’re home after an awesome 3 weeks of travelling in Asia. Can’t wait for Bali in May already! Hopefully I won’t lose my phone on that trip. #solotravelling #instatravel #asia #thailand #singapore #kualalumpur #travelling