IRONMAN UK 2018

Sunday 15th July 2018 became another very important date in my life, when for the second time in 36 months, I completed the full Ironman 140.6mile race, this time IRONMAN UK.

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LIVING PROOF

A couple of months ago I seen a film getting some publicity on Facebook, and I immediately reached out to the producer, Matt Embrey, to see if I could find out more about the film and to enquire as to how I might be able to view it. 

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FAST FOOD CULTURE CRIPPLING SOCIETY

Over the last number of years, I have invested quite a significant amount of time into the whole area of nutrition, trying to understand it a little better, with the goal of acquiring enough information to decide upon the best way to fuel my body. 

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S T O P

This morning I was outdoors running in the countryside.  It was a brilliant feeling to be healthy enough to run 7 miles earlier, in the fresh air, after a very demanding week. 

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LET'S TRUMP OBESITY

Did you know that one third of the entire planets population is now recorded as being obese?  This morning as I was making my way into work, two pieces of information disturbed me 1) 23% of children in N Ireland are now living in poverty 2) 30% of children in N Ireland are now obese.

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WHY WE TRI

Today seen the start of my triathlon season, with the Firmus spirit triathlon up in Derry.  It was an early start with the Alarm shouting at me from 5.30am, and by the time i was registered, got all my gear to transition and into the wetsuit, it felt like I had a days work done.

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WORLD MS DAY 2017

I remember it like yesterday sitting on a beach in Mauritius when my body came under attack in an instant in the Summer of 2006.  My right arm went pins and needles and over a period of 24 hours this sensation travelled right throughout my whole body.

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5 REASONS TO DO AN IRONMAN TRIATHLON

Due to the scale and nature of the Ironman challenge its quite difficult to explain to someone what the experience was like in terms of the event itself, the six months hard grind you need to put in regarding the training program, and the way in which it completely takes over a significant period of your life,

 

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WHAT THE HEALTH

Thank god that's the end of April. Let me explain, I've nothing against the month persay, however over the last four or five weeks my body came under some kind of attack probably as a result of the MS, and normal daily tasks that each of us tend to take for granted became very difficult. 

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