100km Indoor Rowing World Record

On Saturday 6th May 2017, I joined the Sub 7 indoor rowing team, to set a new World record for the fastest team to row 100km. Rowing 20 strokes at maximum effort, followed by 4.5 minutes rest for 5.5 hours non-stop seemed doable, but it turned out it was tougher than it sounds. We rowed 100km in 5:36:30.5 and now have confirmation from Concept2 that we are … Continue reading 100km Indoor Rowing World Record

Conquer The Wall China Marathon

I was invited to run a marathon across the Great Wall of China with only 3 weeks notice. With very little training, no flight or visa and no running gear for the intense Chinese sun, I used the experience as an experiment to see if I could wing it. I’m not sure how it happened but I completed the run in 10 hours 10 minutes and 11.5 seconds. That … Continue reading Conquer The Wall China Marathon

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24 Hour Indoor Rowing Challenge

1712/16I was meant to do this 24-hour rowing challenge as part a team, taking it in turns to row in 2-hour shifts, but for various reasons, I ended up doing it by myself.I never would have thought this was possible, rowing constantly for 24 hours but with only 3 days notice, no other option and 2 British records up for grabs, I got stuck in. … Continue reading 24 Hour Indoor Rowing Challenge

Hiking the Isle Of Wight Coastal Path

I’d wanted to walk around the Isle of Wight for years. The last time I visited was on a school trip in junior school. So I invited my best mate, we stuffed our backpacks full of food and camping gear and a few weeks later we were on the train and ferry to the Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight Coastal Path is 71 miles … Continue reading Hiking the Isle Of Wight Coastal Path

Primal Events ON TRIAL: 48 Hour Endurance Event

Friday 29th May 2015 “Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, Knees and Toes”“Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, Knees and Toes and Eyes and Ears……” It’s 9.30am on a Sunday morning. I’m standing waist deep in a cold river, fully clothed, having not slept since Thursday evening. The group of people I’m with and me are all laughing hysterically as we sing. We act out the song, … Continue reading Primal Events ON TRIAL: 48 Hour Endurance Event

Primal Events F.E.A.R. : 24 Hour Endurance Event

Saturday 28th November 2014  I’m eating my dinner one evening and checking what Facebook has to offer when I see a post about an event called Primal Events F.E.A.R. I give it a ‘Like’ and write a comment like “this looks cool” and think nothing more of it. A friend saw I’d ‘Liked’ the post, he knew the Race Directors (RDs) and could get a … Continue reading Primal Events F.E.A.R. : 24 Hour Endurance Event