how may I serve you?

change your thinking. change your life. make life amazing.

inspired speaker

with a compelling story of personal transformation, and over 25 years of diverse life experience, I relate my stories to your circumstances and requirements.

this leads to inspiration, motivation and change at a personal or organisational level.

wakeup coach

you have dreams and goals locked inside. they have probably been there for some time, latent, stagnant, slowly forgotten as the years rolled by.

work with me to rediscover those ambitions, to wake up to your own potential, and to take the steps to make your life amazing.

 why work with me?

why work with me?

I am just an ordinary guy, I possess no particular special skills that are not found in anyone else. I have limited athletic ability, and for many years (decades) I allowed those facts to limit what I believed to be possible.

The moment I changed my thinking, I started on my own journey of discovering that not only was I capable of far more than I had allowed myself to believe, but that truly anything was and is possible.

From being an obese, inactive middle-aged drinker and smoker, with a high risk of suffering a heart attack, I became an ultra-marathon runner who walked and ran over 5000km across Australia. It is my passionate and wholehearted desire to help YOU make similar discoveries and changes in YOUR life.

I will show you that you can change your thinking, and in doing so you can change your life, and you can reach for and achieve the amazing life you always dreamed of.

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from the blog

  • the final countdown

    Looks like the final weeks of training are determined to contribute to ultra-maranoia… this week (week 29) started with a missed training session yesterday. Fortunately it was “only” a 4km run, so not a huge loss in terms of kms, but the reason for it was aches, pains and a slight temperature… The good news […]

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    week 28 ends

    so Christmas week was a bit of a mixed bag – after taking a tumble on Wednesday, I skipped training on Thursday due to the after-effects of the stack (that familiar battered feeling). Then on Christmas Eve, the plan was to run from Canning River to Shelley Foreshore and back, then run Canning River parkrun […]

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  • traditional pre-event stack

    I wasn’t really looking forward to today’s training, but once I started running i actually felt surprisingly good; the legs were still a little tired from the weekend, but overall I didn’t feel too bad at all! The tiredness probably helped contribute to what I have taken to calling my “traditional pre-big-event stack”. I fell […]

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    week 28 commences

    as the rest of the world gears up for Christmas, I commence the first of two 75km weeks. Thanks to the timing of Australia Day Ultra, my peak training weekends are Christmas and New Year… my taper starts on Jan 2nd! 27 weeks done, some awesome events and memories along the way, and now just […]

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  • just be happy

    it was just over a year ago that I returned to Perth, and with 12 months to process everything that has happened, I finally feel as though a fog of some kind has lifted; there is a renewed clarity and understanding. I have been trying to put my finger on it; why was I so […]

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    25 Oct 2016 – we are Australian

      there’s not much else I can talk about today, because I am simultaneously excited, overawed, overwhelmed and pinching myself. later today I will be part of the athlete’s parade, at the welcoming ceremony of Perth 2016, World Masters Athletics Championships! now yes I do know it’s not a qualifying event, and yes I know […]

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  • 21 Oct 2016 – roar

      in case you wonder about the music videos… it’s something I did with my daily journal posts originally, and will either be a favourite song that comes to mind, something long-forgotten that pops into my head, a song that I hear at the gym or on the way to work etc… today’s video is […]

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    20 Oct 2016 – firestarter

      the observant among you will have noticed a few things about food and training lately: they are back on track my runs have been kept in the aerobic zone I am skipping less and being more consistent I think a lot of this has come about because I knew things needed tightening up, and at the same […]

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  • 19 Oct 2016 – the end

      sadly not had too much time for journal updates lately, though I have now made some code changes to embed strava links and maps in these posts… now if only My Fitness Pal would provide similar embed capability… Food Diary for Oct 19th 2016 (Click to Open)

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    16 Oct 2016 – moon shadow

      well that was a busy week, generally stayed on track with training and eating, and now finishing the week with a 12km night trail run (last night) and a scheduled  26k run to squeeze in at some point today. a few small changes have occurred in the past few weeks, and the net result […]

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