Category Archives: General

Some bad news, some good news

After months of writing blog posts explaining what’s going on with my health and how it’s affecting my racing I’m hoping that this will be the last time I will update you! Not because I’m better but because I have … Continue reading

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Dealing with my depression (a blog I can finally write thanks to The Shires)

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of my country music. In fact it’s such a poorly kept secret that this weekend comedian Mark Watson (who evidently had been Twitter-stalking me just before he came on stage!) remarked on … Continue reading

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2016: a reflection

As we approach the end of 2016 it feels like time to look back on the year I’ve had and to reflect on what has been an emotionally draining year, with some big physical and emotional challenges. At the end … Continue reading

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Proud to be part of Team Right To Play

I am really pleased to be posting this blog entry to announce some big news about my wheelchair racing! I’m really excited to be able to share that from now until the end of 2017 I’m going to be supporting … Continue reading

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American Sniper – a lesson for us all

Those of you who follow me on Twitter know that I love reading, and I also love to post a brief review when I finish a book I’ve enjoyed. Those reviews however never exceed 140 characters. Having just finished American Sniper, … Continue reading

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It’s time to be honest about who I am

I realise as I write this that what I’m about to write will affect the way some people look at me. But I’ve decided, after much thought, that it’s time to be honest. I always try to put up the … Continue reading

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2015 – the highs and the lows

In October 2010 I completed the Great South Run, a 10 mile race, in my day chair. I didn’t do it as a race, but I did have a huge motivation. For the last year or so I’d been struggling … Continue reading

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