A Full on Week of Games and Training

By |June 29th, 2016|

I thought I was busy! But this week has seen a step up in activity. I have managed to fit in Hammer throwing, Rowing, Swimming, Tennis and Cycling, as well as helping out at our first PowerHouse Games for a Girl Guides group, giving talks to Comberton Village College allied to their PowerHouse Games […]

Kayaking, archery and tennis in one day!

By |June 24th, 2016|

I realised I was tired when I dozed off on the train heading for what turned out to be an excellent dinner at my old law firm Hogan Lovells, complete with Olympians and Paralympians but more of that later!  And when I thought about it I did have an excuse. I had been filmed trying […]

17 hours, 4 sports and one TV interview! Who needs rest?

By |June 13th, 2016|

My friend and the sporting blogger extraordinaire, Debbie Knight – find her at www.debsknisport.com – tweeted me, “Do you ever relax?”  It made me think, how much had I done in the previous 24 hours, though in fact it was only 17 from beginning to end.

I worked out I had swum, had my second ever […]

Fencing at Waterloo

By |June 12th, 2016|

Why were we fencing at Waterloo Station? How? Wouldn’t it be dangerous? What would all those passengers make of it?
Jack, Steve and I found the area reserved for British Fencing just by the clock on the concourse of the station easily. It was surrounded by large blue Wilkinson Sword banners advertising this come and try […]

A Weekend of Water

By |June 1st, 2016|

The second May Bank Holiday weekend was a time to take to the water.  On Saturday I sailed for the first time, on Sunday I kayaked for the first time.



I had been out in a sailing boat before but I had never been in control.  This was exciting. Broxbourne Sailing Club were enthusiastic, welcoming and […]

John’s Road2Rio: Gymnastics

By |June 1st, 2016|

This sport is a real challenge. It isn’t in the Paralympics so how was I going to do it?

Cue Adam Scott of Huntingdon Gymnastics Club.  He is kind, imaginative and committed to the community. This is a club that promotes excellence – Louis Smith and Daniel Keatings, GB Olympians are members – but is passionate […]