Tretts set to raise money for TAMBA
Former Shrewsbury Town captain Andrew Tretton, these days the commercial sales executive at the Greenhous Meadow, is gearing up to take part in the Great North Run next month.
Andrew and wife Dawn will be running in aid of TAMBA, the twins and multiple births association, when they pound the streets of the north east for 13 miles on Sunday, September 16.
They are parents of twins, three and a half year old Grace and Jake, while the couple, who live in Shrewsbury, also have a seven-year-old son Ethan.
"TAMBA is a charity set up by parents and interested professionals," said Andrew, who was Town captain when the club completed the Great Escape at Exeter City in 2000.
"We've got twins but for parents who have higher multiples, triplets and higher, it can really be a financial challenge.
"There are also medical problems that can arise so we were keen to support the association."
Former defender Andrew, 35, who also played under Graham Turner at Hereford United and for Accrington Stanley, took part in the Sport Relief 10K at Shrewsbury Sports Village earlier this year.
But facing the 13 mile Great North Run will be a new challenge for him and wife Dawn.
He added: "It will be difficult but we're looking forward to taking part in such a well known event. Dawn is probably working harder than me in the gym but I did a six mile run on Sunday and I'll build it up the closer we get to September 16."