I believe that anything is possible if you can dream it and have the desire to go after it.
I help people achieve things that are special to them and help them feel better about themselves again. I give them the tools and the belief they can achieve things they previously didn’t believe possible for them.
In 1997, at the age of 26, a back problem inspired me to take action and get fit as I didn’t want to go through my life affected by back pain the same way my mum and grandfather did. I took action by entering the London Marathon and got in first time!
I was never a committed runner growing up, my dad ran with me in my first Fun Run in the 80’s and would still run from time to time but not for any great purpose. I had always loved watching the London Marathon on tv and dreamed of running it one day. I got a massive shock when the acceptance magazine dropped through the letterbox but it never once occurred to me that I couldn’t do it. I trained enough to get round but crossing the finish line that day completely changed my life.
I thought that if I could do it then anyone could and wanted to be able to inspire others to go after the things they previously thought impossible for them so I quit my job and trained to become a Personal Trainer.
I continue to run marathons, half marathons and sometimes run more than one race in the same day! My proudest moment came in 2014 when I ran the 5k, 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon in the same weekend at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival.
I believe challenging ourselves help us grow mentally as well as physically and it’s the learning from making mistakes along the way that develop us into greater human beings. Enjoy your journey and if I can help in any way, I would be delighted to help you 🙂