Following a liver transplant at the end of 2011, things are getting back to normal. I have returned to action in all three of my sports. OK, so I was last in my first croquet tournament, not far off last in the minigolf, and a distant last in a 100m jog at the local Veterans' league, but it has been great fun any way and my form has been improving a bit since then.
The main sections of this site are based on my sporting pursuits:
Running, which was my main sport from the age of 14 until a few years ago. This section contains some of my PBs from years ago, and photos from a couple of overseas trips competing in Masters events. Also, in September 2003 I competed in the Great Gorilla Run in London.
The croquet success introduced me to the idea that finding a sport for which you have an aptitude may be a better route to success than finding a sport you enjoy and trying to become good at it. Attempts at curling and disc golf, among others, were short lived, but I took up minigolf in October 2004 after competing in the World Crazy Golf Championship in Hastings. In 2006 I won the British Minigolf Championship in Taunton.
When it comes to watching sport, I used to be a big speedway fan. In 1990 I did an 1100-mile walk visiting British speedway tracks, and raising £35 for charity, which wasn't much money in those days either.
Away from sport, I like easy listening music and in May 2003 I went to Linz, Austria to see a Roger Whittaker concert. This is just one of the items featured in a section of general hobbies and passing interests I may see fit to include from time to time.
While ill I took to spectating at sports such as women's football, cycle speedway, lacrosse and roller derby.
In case any of my hobbies take your interest, I
have compiled a list of relevant links.