From the start..
Back in the day 1978
Born RAF Wegberg, Germany
Born a chubby little fella to a Scottish mother and an English father who at the time, was serving in the RAF.
Little Boy in the 80’s
Somewhere in Germany
I always remember this defining time in my life, my dad bravely checking our car for explosives with family around the corner. Starting the car was interesting, and I used to think it could happen anytime!
Just after passing out 1996
One of the proudest moments of my life standing with my grandad having just passed out of basic training.
Breaking leg in 2000
Something that affects my movement every day of my life. Although not debilitating I played a football match, and an opponent said hed break my leg and he did.
Leading Expedition 2007
Pyrenees, Spain – France
One of the most challenging expeditions I have organised. I took 20 officers and soldiers the paddle waters the British Army have never done.
Meeting my wife 2008
Having dated way back, we met back up and have been together ever since.
Although the picture was taken in Spain on holiday, having children in my life is all I ever wanted. I feel blessed!
My last exercise 2008
Random exercise location
One of my last exercises in the British Army. I left as a Sergeant in 2010. It was a difficult decision but the write one at the time. I served for 14 years.
Meeting Dan 2012
Meeting Dan, my work partner was one of the pivotal in my transition to my new life in civilian street. Without him, It may not have worked out the way it has.
Opening our first gym 2014
Opening our first gym at Hamble Point Marina to work with professional athletes and the general population
Bare 7×7 Challenge 2015
Hampshire and Surrey
7 marathons in 7 days, my first challenge to help raise money for the Southampton General High Dependancy Unit who saved my son’s life.
Breaking 3hrs 2016
Off the back of running 7 marathons in 7 days, I set the challenge of breaking 3hrs in sandals which I did by the skin of my teeth.
Leaving our first gym 2017
After 3 successful years, It was time to leave our first gym and take back step forward, moving into a 5000sqft unit 300m away.
Open of new gym 2017
Our home for the next 10 years and beyond. Its been backbreaking work but one that is growing year on year.
First race for GB 2018
Never in a million year would I have thought possible or even thought of but its been life-changing! 6th place in my fist years and Ive gone on to be selected for the last 3 years.
Ruined leg 3 Le Tour Du 2019
The day I knew I have an incredible task on my hands. Things started to collapse, and I had to pull It together in order to get back home safe. 10 Duathlons in 10 days from Morrococ to Southampton.
Last Bike Leg Le Tour Du 2019
South of England
Day 10 on the last bike leg of my challenge. I’m with Tom who kept me In one piece and my cycling team helping me navigate back home.
Hernia Operation 2020
Walking into theatre needing a hernia operation after we discovered the problem after day 5 of Le Tour Du. All went well and I’m back fighting fit.