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 verses below, from the Book of Hebrews, in so many ways reflect everything I am and aspire to.
And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith - Hebrews 12:1-2
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.
News & Updates
Reflections on my personal journey from mental illness and suicidal to thriving.
Football has been a huge part of my recovery journey. Here I speak about the power of sport to break down barriers and to get men, in particular, talking about their wellbeing.
The 2019 New York City Marathon was a chastening experience for me. It was a big sign that after a long period of great wellbeing, I was exhausted to the point of burnout and depression was eating me inside and out.
Running with Perseverance
This short film below was made by Streatham Central Church in 2017 and gives a deep insight into who I am and my journey to the page you have reached today.
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? (The slides will change every 5 seconds but if you’re feeling impatient, click the arrows for a sprint finish!)