Challenge #4: Fencing, Part 1 (The Basics)

So the keen followers amongst you will have spotted an anomaly here. I appear to have published a blog post entitled “Challenge #4” before one entitled “Challenge #3”. This is not because I have lost my mathematical mind, the simple reason is that I actually started hockey in November but I am waiting to actually…

SPOTY2016: Part 2 (#10 – #6)

Looking back over previous SPOTY results in Olympic years you can pick up some interesting trends. For instance, we Brits were obsessed with figure skating! For three consecutive Olympic cycles we rewarded our figure skaters by voting for them in our droves; John Curry (1976), Robin Cousins (1980) and Torvill & Dean (1984). Seb Coe…

Olympic Challenge #1: Weightlifting @ Washington Olympic

So here we go! Click on my video to see how my first challenge went down.   Never done weightlifting before so it seemed like a good place to start to embarrass myself. The club has started offering Olympic weightlifting relatively recently as an addition to their excellent CrossFit programme that I saw the tail…

The mythical March 23rd

The future Mrs Watson and I had theĀ first scan of our child last week and so we got given a due date…March 22nd, 2017. I couldn’t decide whether I was excited or slightly disappointed. I was hoping for March 23rd. In fact I said to my wonderful life partner, “You’ll just have to cross your…