DCR Episode 42 - Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson on the climb

Andrew Thompson on the climb

Dirt Church Radio 042 - Andrew Thompson . Kia Ora whanau!! After  just missing out on a spot in the New Zealand Junior Development Squad for orienteering Andrew Thompson’s life steered away from running into university and a love of Drum & Bass, frequenting the amazing scene in Wellington in the early 2000’s and quickly becoming a DJ, VJ, and successful promoter and curator of Bass Drop, a popular NZ Drum & Bass forum. It wasn’t until years later, when by chance Andrew found himself out on a trail run with Evan Short of Concord Dawn that the spark for trail running was reunited. Fast forward some impressive results, a harriers club, massive growth as a runner and taking on board a coach and Andrew found himself out in front with 12 kilometers to go in the 2018 trail running champs at the Crater Rim Ultra. Andrew dug in, crossed the line in first with his daughters alongside him and became the Aotearoa/New Zealand and Oceania Trail Running Champion for 2018. Andrew is off to Portugal with the rest of the New Zealand team and is fundraising hard to fund his trip. What!?? I hear you ask. That’s right. The bro has to get himself there. We’d like to do what we can and have included a link below to Andrew’s Givealittle page, anything you could spare would really help. This is a wonderful conversation with an impressive running talent and interesting, grounded, and very choice human being. Thanks for coming on, Andrew!!  A warning though... We hit peak Wellington about 5 minutes in. Hacky Sack anyone?? Enjoy!!

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Andrew Thompson’s Givealittle Page

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Music: Chances with Wolves

Editing assistance: Kieran Nyum-Bai

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