Epic Runner, Endurance adventurer, Fundraiser, Author and Motivational Speaker
I was first dubbed the Epic Runner back in 2012, when I ran 50 miles every day for 50 days. But the truth is that I’d been trying to outrun limitation and expectation, long before then.
Leaving school with just a single GCSE, I’m now a full-time maths teacher at a secondary school in Bradford. Ever since I changed the course of my own life, I’ve been driven to share the message – with my pupils and with anyone facing challenges, difficult times or their own self-doubt – that anything really is possible.
In the Summer of 2017, I swapped the classroom for the open road and with a couple of pairs of trainers and a second-hand bike, I covered 3,000 miles crossing America coast to coast in 32 days.
Running 50 miles one day and cycling 150 the next, the journey took me through 14 states and brought my fundraising total for Help for Heroes to £30,000. From running through a gangland standoff in New York City, to meeting a couple doing their shopping on lawnmowers and ending with my wedding in Vegas, the journey was epic in every way.
And it doesn’t stop there. My sights are always set on the next challenge and I am forever on a mission to inspire people. Be it the pupils in my class, readers of my books or the audiences who come to hear about my adventures, the message is the same: whatever the situation, whatever the odds, everyone is capable of achieving more than they ever realise.
If you’d like to find out more about how I can help you or how you can support me in this, it would be great to hear from you.