“And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.”
Hebrews 12: 1-2


to Run with Perseverance. This is a space where I will openly speak about my own race, one which has known the deepest joy and searing pain.

Running is a great analogy for life itself, but the name of the site comes from something much deeper. The bible verse quoted above, in so many ways, reflects everything I am and aspire to.

The darkest moments of my race encompassed 15 years living with serious mental illness which led to being homeless and 3 suicide attempts.

However those moments prepared me for a life in which I can give to others as an award-winning mental health campaigner and speaker. In the same way, it is the dark, cold mornings which have allowed me to run over 30 marathons, a life transforming journey in itself.

Welcome to my life. Whatever your circumstances, I hope you will be inspired to persevere both through joy and challenges alike.

This short film below was made by Streatham Central Church in 2017 and really reflects who I am.



Last year, I was due to be running 20 marathons. Instead, I shall be running 21 marathons in 2021 to support the work of some brilliant charities:

  • Mind
  • Football Beyond Borders
  • The Running Charity
  • Lupus UK
  • Heads Together

You can find out more about the campaign here and can donate at


The Story So Far…

36 marathons in and, hopefully, with many ahead. Some of the stories are written here on the website. Can you tell which is which from the images below?

Click on the image, and when you are in the gallery you can click on the ‘i’ and it will tell you where and when!