Andy Mouncey was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire. After 17 years in triathlon, in 2003 he set the fastest stage times for the Enduroman Arch to Arc Challenge: a 300 mile solo triathlon linking London to Paris via an English Channel swim. He then hung up his goggles and turned to ultramarathon running. He is a professional speaker, trainer and coach who has appeared on radio and TV. He is married and lives with his family in the north of England.