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GD2017 - February, Where has all the Love gone

This was the month I should have been kicking on with my running after a good recovery in January. But instead I found myself in a battle with my body and my head. The month started with the usual TAC training and then a trip to London for a…
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GD2017 - January, The Challenge Begins

The year and the challenge got off to a decent start despite me being a little unfit and still recovering from last years achilles and calf injuries. The 1st few runs were limited to the treadmill but it wasn't long before I was back out on…

Trawden 7 Trail

Let me start by saying, What a Fantastic Day!! The Trawden 7 Trail is Trawden AC's flagship event of the year and my business was also very proud to be helping with sponsorship by providing free buffs to all participants. I so nearly didn't…
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Ive Done It!!!! - Challenge Completed

Its taken 48 weeks but today i finally ran my 2015th Kilometre of the year in my challenge to raise money for the fantastic Pendleside Hospice. After last weeks disappointment of the flood cancelled Lancaster Half I managed to bag myself a last…

Minimum Fundraising Target Reached

Today Im proud to announce that my fundraising topped £1000 which was the minimum i set out to achieve. It makes everything I've put myself through this year totally worth it. Just like to thank everyone thats donated so far, you have inspired…

2015km Challenge - March

This month got off to a great start with the Haweswater half marathon. A tough hilly run and yet again the weather was awful with wind,rain and hail plus a road that had become a river. Despite all that i ran it 10 mins quicker than last year…

Stephen Fry helps promote my Fundraising

A quick word with my celebrity mate Stephen Fry and this video is the result. Makes sure you all do as he says https://www.myfundraisingfilm.com/view/b0df0535-a7c3-4d71-af47-cdfdf7884a53?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialshare&…

2015km Challenge - February

This may be the shortest month but its been just as busy with a whopping 142km done this month. As well as the usual 3 runs a week I also did a great walk up in the lakes taking in Cathedral Cave. A truly stunning walk with great views and the…

2015km Challenge - January

The first month of the challenge comes to an end and its been a great start despite the 4 Villages race cancellation. A good half marathon to start and 3 runs a week throughout have seen me take a good chunk out of the 2015km total.

London Marathon Entry Confirmed

Im officially in the London Marathon.  Pendleside Hospice have given me a Golden Bond place so I will be starting fundraising soon with a minimum target of £1000. Cannot wait. What a brilliant way to support them and also hit my personal challenge…
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2014-12-07 Lancaster 3-1-5 Half Marathon

Well what a day. Id been feeling confident lately of a PB and today I was right in the mood for it. It was freezing cold and very windy but I was up for this in a big way. It was a nice flat route and not many runners so easy to find my own…
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2014-07-13 Windmill Half Marathon

Well today didn't exactly go to plan. Up early and off to Lytham for the run and despite staying out until nearly 1am at a party I was confident of a good time today. It was November 2012 the last time I broke 2 hours for a half marathon and…
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29/06/2014 - Runfest Wales Marathon

So the best way to train for a marathon is to get plenty of miles under your belt, definitely do a couple of 20 mile runs and make sure you don't run injured.....Oooops!!! My last run of more than 7 miles was the Keswick Half Marathon at the…
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03/06/2014 - Coast to Coast Walk

A proper mix of emotions today as the Coast to Coast walk comes to an end. Immensely proud of myself for making it, incredibly lucky to have had the chance to see all the amazing things I've seen in the last 10 days and very sad that its all…
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19/12/2013 - 13in13 Challenge Completed

This is my final blog entry on my 13in13 challenge for Pendleside Hospice. Its quite sad really that its all over so I guess Ill just have to do another challenge to keep the fun going  All the runs are done and now the money that has been…
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12/08/2013 - The Yorkshire 3 Peaks

At the 4th attempt in just over a year I finally managed to do this in less than 10 hours, but what a challenge it was. The forecasters had predicted Heavy showers for most of the day with it brightening up mid afternoon but it didn’tbrighten…
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28/06/2013 - The Pendle Way

My biggest walking challenge to date is now in the bag. Yesterday I set of  from Barley on a 50 mile trek split into 2 days. The walk started on the car park at the Barley cabin and in reasonable weather. The route took me through Roughlee…