If scripted by Hollywood, the story would be passed off as trite melodrama. As a young boy, struck with the breathing difficulties, failing every race at school – I took control of my symptoms and began to lead a full and active life.
Born July 31st, 1973 in Reading, Berkshire. Raised by my parents in the countryside village of Mortimer, I was not the most athletic from an early age. I had suffered from Asthma, broke my legs, I couldnt run and was pretty poor at swimming – even nearly drowned on numerous occasions.
I sought alternative advice from herbalists, spiritualists and alternative medicine doctors. They lived in a little woodland campsite near the village and soon, I befriended the so-called shamen and miraculously I became healthy. The rest as they say is history…
St Marys 100m 1981 – Last
Presentation College – 1500m 1983 – Last
London Marathon 2002 – 3hrs 56
London Marathon 2003 – 3hrs 45
Tough Guy 2006 – 3hrs 15
London Marathon 2008 – 3hrs 37
London Marathon 2009 – 3hrs 56
Tough Guy 2009 – July 26th – fatboy 3 hours
Jungle Training July 2009 – Salcomb cliffs, 5 hrs 20 (ish as watch ran out of battery !)
Endurancelife 33mile race- about 9 hours !
Jungle Marathon 2009 – about 37th place out of 120
2010 – NOTHING !
2011 – Orpington Marathon – approx 4hrs 30 but quite hilly and poor preparation on my part