Two thirds of us will experience mental health problems in our lifetimes. This year, one in four people will experience the symptoms of a mental health problem. These are frightening statistics. All the more frightening is that mental health remains a taboo subject which few of us talk about – particularly at work. I’ve been […]Read More Running Rings Round Mental Illness
Starting anything new is daunting. More than 2 million people run in the UK – from coach-to-5k-ers and weekend pavement warriors, to trail and endurance runners (like me). It’s fast becoming the UK’s favourite form of exercise. My last post covered how to get into ultra-running. This one’s for anyone who wants to simply get […]Read More How to start a new running habit – and stick to it
Are you fresh from Boston or London and looking for your next challenge? Perhaps you’re training for a marathon, love running, and want to take your experience up a notch. Stepping up to an ultramarathon might be for you. What is an ultra? Generally regarded as any distance over 50km, ultramarathons can be found the […]Read More How to step up to your first ultramarathon
Over the last two years I’ve been coached by Neil Thubron. Neil has made an enormous impact on how I look at life: what I expect from it and, interestingly, what I need to contribute to be fulfilled. The latter was not even on my radar back in 2016. Neil also helped me to establish […]Read More Five life-changing habits coaching has given me
Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to receive some good news from my doctor: I don’t have Prostate cancer. Six weeks of uncertainty for me and my family, caused by a bladder infection, gave way to relief. My only problems are an enlarged prostate and a slightly raised PSA level, which will be monitored. So, no […]Read More Even endurance athletes aren’t invincible
Have you ever thought that your pursuit of a goal might be making you inherently selfish? Perhaps you’re a dedicated endurance athlete, or a motivated, focused manager looking to succeed in your work. Do you ever stop to consider how your commitment to your journey affects those around you? Or, to put it another way, […]Read More Is your ego holding you back from achieving your goals?
Got big plans? Most people have goals to achieve something new, to change how they feel about themselves, or how others see them, or simply to feel a real sense of achievement. This goal could be personal, sporting, or professional; for you, or for your team. Few people, however, are fully equipped to unlock their […]Read More How to be in the 8% of people who actually achieve their goals