One Week In…

I have now been training for the Gold Challenge for a whole week.  I have done 8 hours of training, across 5 training sessions. I was, however, late to my training this morning, because Ajax came galloping into my bedroom this morning and demanded attention for a considerable...
Posted On 31 Mar 2011
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Training Day Six: Punching Power

Having turned my calf muscles into porridge at boxing on Monday night, including any kind of leg work into my Tuesday training regime was simply out of the question.  Having done a hard back workout towards the end of the previous week, I decided it was about time to do a chest...
Posted On 30 Mar 2011
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100 Miles in a Day, eh?

When I signed up for the Gold Challenge, the only way to complete the road biking challenge was to take part in a series of organised group cycles. Not being a fan of organised things (or other people), I asked whether I could do something different, on my own…somewhere...
Posted On 29 Mar 2011
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First Evening of Boxing Training

Tonight, I attended my first boxing training at High Wycombe Amateur Boxing Club. Made up of half fitness and half technique, it was a welcome and much needed introduction to the sport.
Posted On 28 Mar 2011
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BREAKING NEWS: Boxing Training!

This just in: a fantastic man called John has offered me some free 1-2-1 boxing training sessions, to help me find my feet (and other people’s faces)! This is a wonderful turn of events and, hopefully, will propel me further into this challenge. FOR VICTORRRRRY!!! p.s. I...
Posted On 25 Mar 2011
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Training: Day Two

Not wanting to spend my Friday night at the gym (when it should be spent drinking ale and cavorting with wenches), I decided to get up and do my training in the morning.
Posted On 25 Mar 2011
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Training: Day One

Tonight I conducted my first evening of training. I don’t know why you would be interested but, in case you are…
Posted On 24 Mar 2011
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Boxing Sponsorship!

I’ve had my very first sport sponsor; High Wycombe Amateur Boxing Club are going to train my in the ancient art of PUNCHING PEOPLE IN THE FACE! Or, more accurately, the even more ancient art of GETTING PUNCHED IN THE FACE! Seriously though, boxing training may be about the...
Posted On 24 Mar 2011
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36 Hours and £410.25

It has been around 36 hours since I pledged to do 30 sports for charity and my funding has reached £410.25 (including Gift Aid). This is…beyond awesome! Thank you to everybody who has donated so far and please keep pestering people to sponsor me, as I intend to start...
Posted On 24 Mar 2011
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Half Marathon

I have just signed up for the Wycombe Half Marathon in July. I have never, ever run any considerable distance in my life. It’s going to suck… As you can see from the diagram, the course is akin to Satan’s balls. When it’s not insane uphill, it’s...
Posted On 24 Mar 2011
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