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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 […]

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 […]

Stop worrying about what other people might think

A colleague of mine, Ian Brodie, writes a good email story. I’d thoroughly recommend checking him out. He sent an email out late last week telling a story which really hit home. I care passionately about what people think about me and the things I’m associated with, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with […]