Entries by Mark Copeman

Why I’m running the London Marathon 2020

SPOILER ALERT: THIS ENDS WELL We all have stories hidden away. Stories which define us. Stories which make us stronger. This is mine. Buttocks & blood tests One morning in July 1997, I woke up with a pain in my right buttock. I was struggling to walk and had to get myself to the doctors […]

4 half marathons in a month:

The story of “giving back”. A plan was hatched And so it all began on the morning of 18th September 2011, when my wife and I sat and watched the Bupa Great North Run in our dressing gowns whilst having a relaxed Sunday morning. Before the race started, as ever in true BBC style, wonderful […]

The best sales tool I’ve ever seen

It doesn’t how much you dress up your product literature, your sales patter, your claims of brilliance… actually, there’s only one thing that truly matters to a prospect… and that is whether someone else has bought from you before. Once a prospect has turned into a customer – testimonials pale into insignificance, compared to your […]

Why I say “It’s not a rehearsal”

I was invited to a conference in New York this coming weekend, which is a lovely thing – however just not practical for me at this moment… The conference is the first of its kind dedicated to patients and doctors dealing with a disease I’m rather close to – something called Hairy Cell Leukaemia. Because […]

It’s OK to stay small

Last week, I arranged a few drinks with some friends. In a brewery. Yes, we went to the absolute source of the beer and tasted it, whilst new batches were being fermented all around us. Of course, it was a great night – we learnt a huge amount about how to make beer, agreed and […]