Return of the Track: London 2017 and the legacy of 2012.

Hello everybody. I know that you would have assumed that either I had given up on this challenge or that I had met an untimely end whilst trying to mount a horse or something but alas! I return with a renewed sense of vigour and perspective, especially so after now having the appreciation of what…

Challenge #5: Judo @ Redcar Multisports Club

I went through most of my adult life without owning a set of pyjamas. It was a point of principle, I just didn’t understand¬†them. Mrs W, as a confirmed pyjama lover, just couldn’t understand this and persisted and persisted until eventually at some stage last year I was lulled into owning a wonderful set of…

Age Aint Nuttin’ But A Number

Federer v Nadal. Australian Open Final 2017. Combined age:65 Serena v Venus. Ladies’ Australian Open Final 2017. Combined age: 71 The continued brilliance of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Premier League debut season. Age: 35 Tom Brady’s 7th SuperBowl appearance and 5th ring. Quarterback and Leader of the New England Patriots. Age: 39 Why are so many veterans…

Happy New Year – My 2017 (& beyond) plans!

Happy New Year to all, I wish you and your families a happy and healthy 2017. Let’s get the obvious out of the way first. No resolutions. January is a tough enough month without wholesale life changes and giving up stuff. I’ll wait til at least light comes back to the northern hemisphere for that…

Preview of Challenge #3 and Badminton4Macmillan

Those of you who know me may well be aware that badminton is one of my sports. I was the president of the badminton club at University of Sunderland and played over 30 times for the uni (not saying much mind, think my Mum could have played for us) and I actually have a Level…

Challenge #1: Weightlifting, featuring Team GB’s Sonny Webster!

  My first challenge is approaching quickly, I have been in touch with the Washington Olympic weightlifting club and agreed to go down for a session, hopefully on Sunday this week. I will post next week with a review and hopefully some video footage of my attempts at¬†Olympic Weightlifting! However, before I took the plunge…