Ultra endurance participants are running from something

A myth or generalisation that has become accepted as truth, reinforced as the wider uptake of trail, ultra and endurance pursuits has taken place. It could be argued that the combination of my childhood experiences & battles with my own mental health leave me as a perfect candidate to fall under this tagline. But I’ve never…

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Some closing thoughts on Mental Health Awareness Week & finding support

As mental health awareness week draws to a close, please remember every day is worth of being aware of your own and others mental health. Putting aside a small amount of time to give yourself or a friend some TLC, be it a chat, drink, walk, run, ride, game – what ever suits the day,…

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My Black Dog is

My Black Dog is Looking inwards is not an easy task. You may uncover things you don’t like, aren’t proud of, wish were different. Like hearing your voice when speaking into a microphone or seeing a video, do I really sound like that, why is the pitch & tone different to what I hear when…

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Mental Health Awareness Week – My Take

For those who’ve been willing to read the letters I fumble together over the years, making it to the bottom of what are increasingly becoming time consuming bodies of text, you’ll know mental health is a topic, a subject, a series of linked experiences I can talk in depth about. Stigmas are being overcome, however,…

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2020 – Thank you to you, the readers

Thank you To the readers, the browsers, the scrollers, scanners & those of you who landed here by mistake. Those who think I talk utter garbage, to those who went on to find a series of words, a paragraph, a feature useful. Those who wanted more & those who wanted less. It’s been an odd…

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ROAM4 x MIND32 – 4AM runs are tough

I’m not going to lie, at round 3, 4AM on Sunday morning, I was ready to throw the towel in. Never have I set so many alarms that my I’ve been able to switch off in a semi lucid state, whilst remaining in bed, despite purposely putting the phone well out of arms reach. I…

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Roam4 x Mind 32

30 days of Movember is very much still alive I’ll be honest, November was hard mentally. I went in aware that the lack of daylight & being limited to households meant another period on my own, with the hope the challenge would give me a focus. It did some what, it wasn’t totally put to…

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World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day If you’re like me & watch Steel Panther’s what day is it updates, you’ll know every day of the year is 132 versions of something day, to me it’s become oversaturated & lost meaning for all bar a few specific days Outside of bad DIY haircuts, I think this is my…

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30 Days of Movember

This November I’m taking on 30 days of challenges to raise awareness of male mental health and suicide prevention. These challenges are to be crowd sourced, so you can have an input and challenge me to a fitness challenge, a recipe, skill….. anything I can do from my doorstep given the way the world may…

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Movember 2019 – The finale

Movember 2019 is over We’re coming to the end of the first week of December and yes, I still have a tasche. Although Im undecided in what to do with my face fuzz, I do know this is no the end of listening to each other and being there to support one another. We have…

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