Depression: a mysterious and confusing enemy

A friend once said to me: “Is depression like love? You don’t know what it is until you have it?” And yes, in that way (but probably not many others), depression is indeed like love. Until you’ve experienced it for yourself – until you’ve felt it – it’s hard to understand. Depression is often misunderstood. … Continue reading Depression: a mysterious and confusing enemy

World Suicide Prevention Day – 10 September 2016

We would all like to think that the world is a much more enlightened place than it was but there are still a number of taboo subjects that people don't like to talk about. One of these subjects tends to polarise opinion and can bring out the stigma that makes people unwilling to talk about … Continue reading World Suicide Prevention Day – 10 September 2016

The Struggle Within

Saturday 10 October is World Mental Health Day which is the annual global celebration of mental health education, awareness and advocacy. The theme for 2015 is dignity in mental health. I will be celebrating the day by taking on another one of the ‘Do It For Dan’ challenges in Nottingham. I will be tackling the … Continue reading The Struggle Within

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

Halfway There

They say that time flies when you’re having fun so I must have been having lots of fun with the fundraising for ‘Do It For Dan’ as the half way point in the year of challenges has just passed. I can’t believe how quickly it has passed and judging by that the year will be … Continue reading Halfway There

Total Warrior Obstacle Course Race 28 June 2015

Even though it was only a week since the last event, I felt pretty good when I woke up to get ready for Total Warrior. I’d managed to stay injury and illness free since the Water Wipeout and had managed to get some good, solid training in during the week so I was ready to … Continue reading Total Warrior Obstacle Course Race 28 June 2015

Why I’m raising funds for Blurt and Mind

It was a Monday morning, 20 January 2014 and I was about to start the getting ready for work when I had received some news that I didn’t want to believe. The tears had started to flow and as I went to tell Elaine what had happened I was struggling to get my words out. … Continue reading Why I’m raising funds for Blurt and Mind

We are the champions

I listened to an interesting podcast a couple of days ago as part of my preparation for the upcoming events. The podcast was a programme that had been on Radio 5 called ‘Mind of a Cyclist’ where gold medal winning cyclist Victoria Pendleton was investigating what set the best of the best apart from the … Continue reading We are the champions

Event List

Here is the list of current dates in the Do It For Dan calendar. Unfortunately due to illness and not being able to train, I've had to put the first physical event back from January to February. January 2015 17 Launch of the weightloss challenge February 2015 22 Cycle from Drighlington to Welton (55 miles) … Continue reading Event List