A new chapter

A new chapter in my life beckons as I leave Inspire after 14 years as CEO to seek new business opportunities and challenges. Yes, after 14 years as Chief Exec of Inspire I've decided to call it a day. I don't think it's a midlife crisis although I am in my 40th year; I suspect it does have something to do with my regular 'taking stock' conversations I have with myself from time to time (these are not out loud in case you're wondering). Because I really enjoy my work and I truly believe that work-life balance is bollocks*...

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The Berlin 100 miler

After the somewhat disappointing run section of the Ultramed Challenge a few months ago, and vegetating since with hardly any training except for a few short runs, I decided on a whim to sign up for this Berlin Wall 100 miler after a chat with the organiser on Facebook.

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The Ape at Work

If I told you that I'm about to conduct an experiment where I put an ape in a cage, feed it oily fries and meat patties, in an artificial light source, sit it on a comfy chair isolated from everyone and get it to watch a screen all day, you'd call me cruel right? Inhumane even... Ironic isn't it, that we do just that to ourselves, every day. We feel bad about battery hens, bred purely to produce to the maximum and yet we act the same way at work. A wild hen lives up to 12 years but we are happy with a super-productive battery hen that lives 2.

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The fisherman

is work-life really about making more money? Perhaps the humble fisherman can explain this little conundrum that drags most of us down.

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Garmin Fenix 2 Review

I've long been a fan of Garmin products and have made my mind up after using Suunto and other products in order to make appropriate comparisons. The latest addition to my wrist top devices has been the Fenix 2, the recent upgrade of the new Fenix line of devices geared towards trail and ultra running, hiking and even multisport activities.

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What went wrong on the UMC

The Eurosport Ultramed Challenge was probably one of the toughest things I've done, both physically and mentally. But did it have to be that tough? Despite detailed planning and years of experience, things still go wrong when venturing into unchartered territory. Running 200km, swimming 15km and cycling 445km non stop across Corsica and Sardinia seemed to be the perfect venue for Mr Murphy and his laws to come out to play.

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