Do Epic Shit. Just Because You Can.

I want to attempt a running marathon, I really do, but sense got through to me this morning, just in time to stop me signing up for the Berlin Mara next September. My knees are shot, I know that and, with a possible exception for the GNR, my long distance running efforts are over. So […]

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Challenge, Barriers, Solutions and Boobs. #cipdACE17

Day 2 of the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition in Manchester. I started by attending The Big Conversation, hosted by CIPD Manchester branch, Rachael Burnham and Gem Dale featuring Gary Cookson and supported by Mark Hendy. Creating the culture of trust in organisations that we need. How do we do this? What are the barriers? Phil […]

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Embracing the new world of work – what does this mean for you? #cipdACE17

This year celebrates the CIPD’s 70th Annual Conference and Exhibition and is entitled: Embracing the new world of work. What does this mean for you? Is it about prepping for the day Alexa rules the world or are you more concerned with the ever changing socio-political drama that is unfolding? Perhaps, more specifically, you are wondering how […]

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Bucket List

In May, I updated you all with my failed running efforts. I completed 50% of my charity challenge but having to admit defeat, to not fulfil my promise, is something that has preyed on my mind ever since. The ace news? A very kind, anonymous soul, donated over £600 to help me achieve my £5000 […]

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I’m down. Almost out. But not quite.

I thought I should write something and update you all.   I have no idea what’s going to come but here goes.   Firstly, thank you. Thank you, thank you for all of your support. Your words of encouragement, shares of my posts, blogs and tweets, and donations mean the world to me. In doing […]

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I may be down, but I am not out.

In 14 hours I will line up with thousands of others to start the Rotary Stratford Marathon (and half marathon). I am attempting the half. I am not even remotely prepared; I have not ran since the Coventry Half Marathon on 19th March. Since then, I have been troubled with a gammy knee and wonky […]

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Back to Skool

But this time I want, and I’m willing, to learn. It is fair to say I didn’t do well at school. I didn’t enjoy the formal learning environment or the chosen teaching style. I didn’t enjoy being in a fixed place, looking in the same direction, at the back of the same kids head, half-listening […]

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