swimming

Swimming a tough stretch of water still has an enjoyable maverick feel about it."

My preferred discipline but I still wouldn’t class myself as a good swimmer. My challenges have taken me to Switzerland, Lake District ,Channel Islands ,Turkey ,Spain to Morocco ,Sardinia, Israel , America and across to France. The plan will always be to try a swim that excites - where ever that is around the World.


Previous Challenges

  • 2003 –London Triathlon–including 1 mile swim
  • 2005 – UK Ironman – including 2.5 mile swim
  • 2006 – 10K Swimathon – 6 mile swim
  • 2007 - Champion of Champions Race ,Dover Harbour - 9 mile swim
  • 2007 - Solo swim of the English Channel (England - France) – 21 mile swim
  • 2008 - Champion of Champions Race ,Dover Harbour - 9 mile swim
  • 2008 – Solo swim the length of Lake Zurich (Switzerland) – 17 mile swim
  • 2009 - Champion of Champions Race ,Dover Harbour - 9 mile swim
  • 2009 – Solo swim two lengths of Lake Windermere – 21 mile swim
  • 2010 – Relay swim of the English Channel
  • 2013 –Solo swim around Jersey Island – 41 mile swim
  • 2016 –Solo swim of Gibraltar Strait (Europe to Africa) – 12 mile swim
  • 2016 - Champion of Champions Race ,Dover Harbour - 9 mile swim
  • 2016 –Solo swim of the English Channel (England-France-England) (two way Attempt) – 92 mile swim
  • 2017 – Solo swim London Dock to Dock – 6 miles
  • 2017 – Solo swim of the Bosphous – 4 mile swim
  • 2018 - Solo swim the length of the Sea of Galilee - 12 mile swim
  • 2018 - Solo swim of the Bonifacio Channel - 12 mile swim
  • 2019 - Champion of Champions Race ,Dover Harbour - 9 mile swim
  • 2019 - Solo swim of Catalina Channel - 20 mile swim
  • 2022 - Lake Constance (Germany to Switzerland) - 8 miles​​

running

​ It also taught me that the further you go the less it is about fitness and the more it is about mental attitude." 

Running a marathon was once the pinnacle of my endurance ambitions and something I found tough to achieve. However rather than be the end of the road it turned out to be the catalyst that ignited a drive to do more.

I soon realised that ,through planning, I could create time to get reasonably fit to try longer distances. 

Previous Challenges

  • 2004 – London Marathon– 26 mile Run
  • 2005 – UK Ironman– included 26 mile Run
  • 2007 – London Marathon– 26 mile Run
  • 2009 – London Marathon– 26 mile Run
  • 2010 – London Ultra– 30 mile Run
  • 2011 – Pilgrims Ultra Challenge – 66 mile Run
  • 2011 – Marathon Des Sables – 153 mile Desert Run

cycling

You can cover some great distances and see some wonderful parts of whichever country you are travelling through and I think that is the beauty of cycling."

The great thing about cycling is the infectious nature with which others have been willing to join in. I have never had a problem getting others to join me on my cycling challenges.

previous challenges

  • 2004 – London to Brighton and back – 112 mile bike ride
  • 2005 – UK Ironman– included 112 mile Bike Ride
  • 2009 - London to Brighton – 56 miles Bike Ride
  • 2010 – John O’Groats to Landsend – 900 mile Bike Ride
  • 2011 – Arch to Arc 24 (London to Paris) – 200 mile Bike Ride in 24 hours
  • 2012 –Width of the UK (Pembroke to Great Yarmouth) – 400 mile Bike Ride in 2 days
  • 2013 –Length of Ireland (Malin to Mizen) – 430 mile Bike Ride in 3 days
  • 2014 –Length of France (Montpellier to Dieppe) – 550 mile Bike Ride in 5 days
  • 2015 –Width of Belgium (Arlon to Ostend) – 260 mile Bike Ride in 2 days


other events

I was fortunate to be nominated to carry the Torch for the London 2012 Paralympics and winner of the my home boroughs sports Personality of the Year. Both gratefully accepted and proud moments."

When I started the endurance event journey I started with Triathlons and soon progressed to completing the UK’s first Ironman. This event alone taught me a lot about planning to achieve a big endurance event whilst juggling work and family life.

During the course of undertaking these events I was fortunate to be nominated to carry the Torch for the London 2012 Paralympics and winner of the my home boroughs sports Personality of the Year. Both gratefully accepted and proud moments.
Previous Events
  • 1978 to present - Waterpolo (National ,Regional & County Titles, Including British Water Polo Grand Slam, as Player & Coach)
  • 2003 –London Triathlon–including 1 mile swim
  • 2005 – UK Ironman – including 2.5 mile swim
  • 2012 – Carrying the Paralympics Torch
  • 2017 – Epsom & Ewell Sports Personality of the Year