Category Archives: General

My Top Albums of 2017

For the first time ever I’ve put together a blog highlighting some of my favourite albums of this year. I don’t pretend to be any authority on this, and these certainly aren’t reviews as such, but I know I talk … Continue reading

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I’m not done with 2017 – 2 very different 10km’s

As many of you will be aware, 2017 hasn’t gone to plan. ‘The plan’ had been to have a superb season with many first time road races for me like the Paris Marathon and the Great North Run, as well … Continue reading

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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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