Giving running ago….staring with a Ultra Marathon

I wanted to raise money for Cancer Research UK, a charity I believe in. The thing is when I fundraiser I don’t like doing the normal thing. So I got scratching my head and came up with a couple ideas. The best was a 100km race across the Cotswolds. Now doing my job working as…

Bristol was calling

I have always liked Bristol from the first time I visited there, I’m lucky enough to have a great mate Tom who lives right in the centre. With its bizarre variety of cultures in such a small English city, making it an amazing place to see. So when my Friend Atata from Nicaragua came to…

My Favourite Expeditions: Everest

29th May 1953, two people stood at the top of the world for the first time. No other human had climbed this high. They had battled the fight of their lives. Every step a battle. Every suffocating gasp for oxygen. The wind buffeted them and threw shards of ice in their faces. Both men knowing…

My Favourite Expeditions: David Livingstone

Origins  Born 1813 in Lanarkshire, in a block for workers of the cotton mill. He started working in the mill at 10yrs old.  In the 1830s he decided to be a medical missionary and started training in Glasgow.  By 1940 he was qualified and supported by the London Mussionary Society he was sent to Kuruman,…

My favourite expeditions: Walk the Amazon

The amazon is 6,400km from the source to the Atlantic, Ed Stafford embarked on a great expedition crossing South America west to east following the river.  He did this for two reasons 1 being raising money and awareness for charity  2 being to leave his mark like the great explorers had many years ago. The…

My Favourite Expeditions: Kon-Tiki

Thor Heyerdahl a zoology Student from Oslo, had a radical theory about how the Polynesian islands were settled! The main understanding was that the Islands were settled by people traveling east from Asia. But Heyerdahl believed it was possible for settlers to have arrived from the west, South America. He thought that the famous stone…

PLANS!

So currently I am in the process of planning a U.K based adventure. As a Yorkshire man who grew up next to a small lake called Semer Water, I’ve always wondered where I could get to if I headed down the river! Would it take me to the pub? Or further!  So I thought what…

What I am training for!

I am currently in the middle of a gruelling training programme to be ready for this summer. I have been running up and down mountains every other day, all to be ready for my 100km in the Cotswolds in July. Then I’m heading to the Sahara to do another 100km race. I’ll keep you all…

Taking the dip and getting out there!

When I was 18 I came a bit stuck in life, I’d finished college and had been working in my local pub to make some money. I had been applying for any job going that meant I could go abroad! Suddenly I got a reply from one which I couldn’t remember applying for! It was…

Jungles, Volcanoes and Coca Cola part 2

After battling the jungles of Costa Rica, I headed up through Nicaragua. Which is so different to its neighbour to the south! Costa Rica with rich tropical rainforest and guaranteed rain most afternoons! Nicaragua is dry and hot, and has suffered from a drought for the last seven years. I discovered from the old maps,…

Jungles, Volcanos and Coca Cola! Part 1

The thought of trekking through Central America had never really crossed my mind. When you think of jungles you think the amazon! So when I was offered the chance to lead an expedition across Central America, I was at first a bit unsure if I should take it. But the adventure of going somewhere new…