An Interview with Justin Birckbichler

Recently I have been working with Justin Birckbichler who is based in America.  Justin is a fourth grade teacher, men’s health activist, testicular cancer survivor, and the founder of aBallsySenseofTumor.com. From being diagnosed in November 2016 at the age of 25, to finishing chemo in January 2017, to being cleared in remission in March, he […]


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An Interview with Rosie Colfer

For those who don’t know, Rosie Colfer is the Managing Director of Ballboys. She plays a huge part in raising awareness of testicular cancer and she is leading Ballboys in their mission of getting men and women talking about it without embarrassment. From a personal perspective – since I first contacted Rosie during my recovery, […]


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6 hours running later…

Yesterday I completed my first official marathon during the Dinton 6 Hour Challenge. I then went on to hit my 30 mile target and finish 17th overall out of a field of 81. The conditions were pretty horrible and there were definitely times when I questioned why I was continuing. It rained for at least […]


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First Race of 2018

In just over two weeks, on Wednesday 28th March, I will take part in my first big challenge of the year. The Dinton 6 Hour Challenge. The aim is simple: It is a 6 hour timed challenge where you can run as many or as few 3.3 mile laps as you choose. 8 laps for […]


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6 Months Cancer Free

On Monday 12th March I will have my second observation check up with my cancer consultant. This will mark 6 months of being cancer free! While the impact of my testicular cancer is still being felt, it is certainly not as consuming as it was half a year ago. I still have to return to […]


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Sponsors

When I came up with the idea to try to break the world record for fastest journey on foot from Lands End to John O’Groats, I did not realise how generous some people and companies would be in assisting me in reaching my goal. Before I go any further, I feel I need to make […]


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Training in Scotland

My plan for 2018 was to travel around the country, run on as many different types of terrain and to visit as many parts of the route I will take in my record attempt as possible. Time restraints were always going to make this difficult which is why I am still looking for a sponsor […]


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Planned Races For 2018 So Far…

When I decided to attempt to break the world record for fastest journey on foot from Lands End to John O’Groats, I didn’t really think about what my year would look like up until the start of the run. I knew there would be a lot of running involved but I never realised how seriously […]


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What I Have Learned Through Running

I have been running for quite a few months now in preparation for my world record attempt. I have connected with some great people already and I am sure more will be entering my running world in coming weeks. The running world is a new environment for me. Those that have known me for a […]


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Preventing Boredom While Running

Over the last few months, my weekly mileage has been increasing quite significantly. I am now at the stage where I can pace myself to feel like I can run indefinitely. Cardio wise – I am close to the best shape I have ever been in, physically – my body is mostly coping with the […]


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