The Second Coming

The second year for the Dan Rhodes Foundation has been a bit like the difficult second album. When a band has made a brilliant debut, they often find it difficult to better it with their second. Notable failures to improve on their first offering include The Stones Roses, Audioslave, Suede, The Arctic Monkeys and Rage … Continue reading The Second Coming

Thank You

As the first year of the Foundation draws to a close, it is time to reflect on what has been a successful year. Over the year, we have managed to raise awareness of mental health issues, raise our profile and follower numbers and raise some money to help with the fight against mental illness. There … Continue reading Thank You

Regret

Total Warrior soon seemed to have come around again and as we got closer to the day of the event it became evident that I wasn’t going to be as prepared as I would have liked. I’d been struggling with a knee ligament injury for a couple of months that needed rest (not sure how … Continue reading Regret

Down in a hole – The story of Born Survivor 13 May 2017

After the success of the Major Series back in March 2017, it didn’t take long before we set our sights on the next challenge. Not being able to rest on our laurels, we decided to take it up a notch and try the ultimate military obstacle course – Born Survivor. This would be a much … Continue reading Down in a hole – The story of Born Survivor 13 May 2017

In The Army Now – British Military Fitness Major Series 18 March 2017

It had soon come around, despite it being three months into the year, it soon seemed to be time to tackle the British Military Fitness Major Series event at Bramham Park. Ahead of us was 10k of mud, water and obstacles to test us physically and mentally. As it was at Bramham Park it was … Continue reading In The Army Now – British Military Fitness Major Series 18 March 2017

Total Warrior Obstacle Course Race – 26 June 2016

The first challenge to kick things off again after the year of challenges saw a return to Total Warrior. The first time around I had really enjoyed it despite the struggle so I was determined to give it another go. Despite training hard I didn't feel that much fitter as the time ticked down to … Continue reading Total Warrior Obstacle Course Race – 26 June 2016

100 mile cycling challenge – 16 January 2016

In one sense it seemed a long time since I kicked off the year of challenges by cycling from Drighlington to Welton in the freezing cold of February, but in another sense the end of the year of challenges soon seems to have come around. In part that will be down to the fact that … Continue reading 100 mile cycling challenge – 16 January 2016