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

Rowing the distance of the English Channel – 2 January 2016

As it had only been 4 days since the 5km swimming challenge, it soon seemed to have got to the next one. Even though it had just been New Year, I had been to the gym on each of the days in between to keep up my training. I was feeling much fitter after having … Continue reading Rowing the distance of the English Channel – 2 January 2016

5km Swimming Challenge – 29 December 2015

After having to cancel the Men's Health Survival of the fittest in November following my altercation with a door and then the weeks of illness that followed, it hasn't left much time for the remaining challenges. After all of the great work done by Cath & Ben Rhodes, Barry & Brenda Rhodes, Mary Potter and … Continue reading 5km Swimming Challenge – 29 December 2015

The Final Countdown – new challenges and more!

Today has seen the start of the week of sponsored swims. It was all dived off by Dan's parents Barry and Brenda and will be followed on Saturday by Dan's wife and son, Cath and Ben. They have all be fundraising for the Blurt Foundation and Mind to try and get us closer to our … Continue reading The Final Countdown – new challenges and more!

Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest Urban Obstacle Race – Nottingham 10 October 2015

In keeping with how things seem to have gone so far this year, the race seemed to have come around far too quickly. Training hadn’t really been going well since the Wiggle Yorkshire Tour Sportive when I had a sports massage to ease my back ache. Since then I seem to have had more problems … Continue reading Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest Urban Obstacle Race – Nottingham 10 October 2015

Yorkshire 3 Peaks Trek (25 miles) 5 September 2015

  The Yorkshire 3 Peaks trek soon seemed to have come around. It had definitely come around far too quickly especially given how I had felt over the past couple of weeks. It all seemed to coincide with the sports massage I had at the end of the Wiggle Yorkshire Tour Sportive but since then … Continue reading Yorkshire 3 Peaks Trek (25 miles) 5 September 2015

Challenges update

It is with a heavy heart that I need to announce that I will no longer be taking part in Leeds Triathlon this year. Unfortunately due to an injury picked up following the last event I have been struggling with pain in my leg, hip and lower back which has left me unable to compete … Continue reading Challenges update

Wiggle Yorkshire Tour Sportive 8 August 2015

Less than a week after the Yorkshire Tough Mudder, it was time for some cycling through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. When I originally registered for the event I thought that I would have been much further on with my fitness and would have spent much more time on my bike than has been the case. … Continue reading Wiggle Yorkshire Tour Sportive 8 August 2015