Against All Odds

This wasn't going to my first rodeo. I'd done a triathlon before (albeit a while ago) but as Sunday 14 July was getting closer, it was making me more and more anxious. Training had started well, and I was making good progress but then my advancing years started to catch up with me. It started … Continue reading Against All Odds

Broken, Beaten & Scarred

It’s fair to say that I’m two from three in the title. The last couple of weeks haven’t been a great lead up ahead of York Triathlon. Training has been hampered by a back problem which has meant training has been difficult. To say that it has been frustrating is an understatement which was epitomised … Continue reading Broken, Beaten & Scarred


It’s been another tough week, but we’ve started to move in the right direction. Like turning around an oil tanker this is taking longer than you hope and much more effort but at least there has been some progress which is better than last week. That said, it hasn’t really reflected in my training yet … Continue reading Stronger

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


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

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