Born To Run

It’s not the first time I’ve decided to take on a challenge despite being unfit and unprepared and I’m sure it won’t be the last (much to the dismay of my long-suffering wife Elaine). On 14 July I’ll be taking part in the City of York Triathlon that takes place at York Sports Village. To … Continue reading Born To Run

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

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!

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

Le Tour de Dan – 22 February 2015

Sunday 22 February saw the start of the physical challenges with the cycle ride from Drighlington to Welton – Le Tour De Dan! The morning started early so that I could have breakfast and get everything prepared before setting off for the start in Drighlington. After filling up on Weetabix and getting the triplets up … Continue reading Le Tour de Dan – 22 February 2015

It all starts here!

Today marks the first anniversary of Dan’s death. It was a heart wrenching moment when I heard the news and something I won’t forget. Today shouldn’t be about sadness though, it should be about the happiness that Dan brought to his friends, family and anyone he met. I still miss him all the time and … Continue reading It all starts here!