I am just entering my 50th year on this planet, and am certainly old enough to know better… I have a very understanding wife, Susanne, and two wonderful children.

I was born in Torquay, Devon but immigrated to Yorkshire, home of the White Rose, and my adopted home, 26 years ago. Team sports have been a major factor throughout my life, and I have been lucky enough to have represented my country in more than one discipline.

In 2012, and aged 42, I ran the marathon des sables, my first long distance endurance race and surprised myself with a “top 100 runners” finish. That race lit the flame for further challenges and endurance events ever since.

I have never rowed, until now. This will be without doubt the biggest physical and mental challenge I have attempted.

Macmillan Cancer Support have been hugely supportive to me and my family over the years, and it therefore feels right to raise money to support this very worthy cause.

I will be covering the cost of the boat, equipment and race fees myself, as I want 100% of the money raised to go to Macmillan.


Not everything goes to plan….

I wanted to post this to show that not everything is sunshine and rainbows and that sometimes things can and do do go south. I also want to say a huge thank you to Humber Coastguard and to the RNLI who were incredible and helped me out of a tough and potentially...

Performance upgrade

So it would appear that after decades of rugby, ultramarathons and Ironman races, all the training had finally taken its toll. After a knee reconstruction and partial replacement in 2014, my foot was now causing me "significant" pain when I was rowing. In fact it even...