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Andi Woolley has been flying the flag for Three Counties Running Club since he moved to Bahrain.

Wearing his race vest with pride, he has embarked on a brilliant Ironman journey - which started when he took part in a gruelling Greece event for his 50th birthday.

Things weren't easy after his move, with the bike ride climbing over 3800ft and his run climbing 580ft.

Andi Woolley has been representing Three Counties Running Club since moving to Bahrain (54162644)
Andi Woolley has been representing Three Counties Running Club since moving to Bahrain (54162644)

He impressed in the swim ride and, despite coming off the track at speed during his cycle, completed his first Ironman event in 6:07:53.

In November, Andi battled his first Olympic triathlon with the support of his son.

Choppy water wasn't able to stop him and he managed to finish 35th out of 250 participants - making him fastest in his age group.

Andi Woolley has been representing Three Counties Running Club since moving to Bahrain (54162625)
Andi Woolley has been representing Three Counties Running Club since moving to Bahrain (54162625)

Next up was his first running race since leaving Wisbech, with the Royal Bahrain Half Marathon the obstacle.

Running in 21 degree heat wasn't something he was used to, but Andi still managed to achieve a personal best time of 1:35:01 and finished 107th out of 501 runners.

Marassi Beach then played host to a Bahrain ASTC triathlon Asian Cup event, and Andi placed 20th in a 149-strong field with a 1:10:11 time.

The event involved a 20km cycle, 0.75km swim and 5km run.

Andi Woolley has been representing Three Counties Running Club since moving to Bahrain (54162628)
Andi Woolley has been representing Three Counties Running Club since moving to Bahrain (54162628)

To get himself into the festive spirit, Andi proceeded to compete in the Bahrain Cross Island Desert Race on Christmas Eve.

This was a 16.5km race, combining off-road trails, sandy paths and tarmac.

With temperatures as high as 28 degrees, Andi finished 5th in his age group and 52nd out ofthe 355 total runners.

Andi Woolley has been representing Three Counties Running Club since moving to Bahrain (54162634)
Andi Woolley has been representing Three Counties Running Club since moving to Bahrain (54162634)

Three Counties Running Club took time to say how very proud they all are of Andi.

Andi Woolley has been representing Three Counties Running Club since moving to Bahrain (54162641)
Andi Woolley has been representing Three Counties Running Club since moving to Bahrain (54162641)


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