See the doctor for New Year inspiration
If you’re still struggling to get back on track after the holidays, a trip to see the doctor might be just what you need.
Dr Andrew Murray, endurance runner, author, GP and sports and exercise medicine specialist, will be speaking at the Douglas Arms, Banchory next Sunday night (13 January).
A firm believer in the importance of being active for both our mental and physical health, Murray, originally from Aberdeen, has completed a number of nearly unbelievable challenges.
In 2011 he ran 4300 km from John O’Groats to the Sahara. In 2012 he ran seven ultra marathons in seven days on seven different continents, and in 2015 was the first (with his friend Donnie Campbell) to run across the Namib Desert.
He has also completed the North Pole marathon (coming first), the Antarctic Ice Marathon, the Gobi Challenge, the Indo Jungle Ultra, and competed for Scotland in various other events.
In addition to his physical and mental challenges, Andrew has worked for the Scottish Government as its Physical Activity Champion and for the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games. He has also written a book, Running Beyond Limits, about his run from Scotand to the Sahara.
Based on all his incredible experiences, Murray will speak passionately about ‘determination, ambition, setting goals, stepping beyond your comfort zone, gaining a sense of achievement, maximising health and performance and understanding what you are capable of’ – topics about which he has deep personal knowledge.
An Evening With Dr Andrew Murray. Douglas Arms Hotel, 22 High Street, Banchory
7.30–10pm, Sunday, 13 January 2019.
Tickets £15, from Eventbrite.
Image: Credit Colin Henderson