Tony Burke

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Tony Burke




Tony, an IT Programme Manager, learned to Nordic Walk to improve his abilities with ultra-marathon running. He trained to be a Nordic Walking Instructor in 2018 and obtained his YMCA level 2 in Fitness Walking. Tony also received specialist mountain running training & coaching using Nordic Poles with Mountain Run in the lake district. 

An accomplished mountaineer including being a climber on the First Irish Expedition to Everest in 1993, Tony has always had a passion for the outdoors, and has extensive knowledge of the  mountains. 

An accident in 2000 (he was hit by an avalanche!) left Tony with extensive injuries to his leg for which he underwent numerous surgeries but against the odds took up ultra marathon running!

Tony is a co founder of Nordic Fitness Ireland with his wife Joanne