As an individual with over 23 years’ service and a very proud member of the fire service community, I feel extremely privileged to have been invited to join this incredible team on its epic journey. My role in the team, apart from working closely with our very own Fire Fighters Charity, is to provide drafting opportunities for team members when we face the dreaded ‘head wind’. My personal training ‘mantra’ leading up to this event will be, ‘Conditioning over carbon’, as stated by a previous training partner (you know who you are!).
Why take part in such an event? It’s easy; There are so many individuals who are not able to take part in these type of events, through either physical or mental health limitations. For me to take part and be open & honest about my journey, I hope in some way it will give others inspiration and with the funds we raise along our journey, give people the opportunity to seek help and achieve their own personal LEJOG, whatever that may be.
My family are so supportive. In fact when I told my wife I was going away for two weeks and I might lose some weight, she did not hesitate in responding to ‘Dotty’, on my behalf, requesting we do the return leg straight after reaching John O Groats! Please support us in anyway you can, even if it is just spreading a kind word about our epic journey. Good luck to all the team, see you in John O Groats!