ANDREW (ANDY) MCMULLAN
Generalist – driver, navigator, race watcher, enthusiast, organiser, administrator, cleaner, doer of dishes, analyst, waste disposal.
Physiotherapist and Sports Scientist
TJB - RAAM, Race Across Italy, Malin-Mizen-Malin (record), Donegal Ultra. Other; Mizen-Fairhead
MOST CHALLENGING MOMENT:
RAAM day five crossing the Rockies, no sleep, a tired altitude suffering Joe, communication systems issues and RAAM in the balance.
Waking up in Kim, Kansas and rolling out with a blue dome overhead and grass as far as the eye could see split only by a single, rolling ribbon of tarmac heading east splashed with the colours of the occasional cyclist and their crews.
“Why? There is no magic!”
“I’ve been thinking”
MY EXPERIENCE IN TEAM JOE BARR:
The opportunity to work for a team in difficult situations in order that the team might succeed, AKA – fun!
Andy is passionate about performance, its constituents and what makes it happen at both individual and team levels. In exploring this he has migrated through a degree in Sports Science to a Masters in Rehabilitation Science, registration as a Physiotherapist and a Post Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy. He has an itchy mind which likes to be scratched and keeps thinking about further study – his wife tries to keep him grounded.
Andy has worked in a broad range of setting with some very tight teams both sporting and professional. Some of these have involved some of the more obscure endurance endeavours. He seeks to deliver the best that he can in each situation he finds himself in (he does not always succeed).
Andy brings a perspective to physiotherapy which is based more upon the person than the body alone, more about the robustness and capacity of the individual to effect change and succeed than about doing “stuff” to people. He does not believe in magic but thinks many magicians are incredibly clever people …