For someone who doesn't consider themselves particularly competitive, I've done a reasonable amount of competitive sport.

Motorcycle Enduro and Rally

I had an itch to go motorcycle racing for several years before I acted on it, but I always thought it would be short-circuit racing on tarmac.  Then a friend talked me into entering the 2009 Horizons Unlimited Mountain Madness navigation event in the Pyrenees, lending me a bike and teaching me to trail ride in the process.


  • Trail Bike Enduro Club Hare & Hounds series.  Suzuki DR-Z400E


  • 10 APRIL: TBEC Stourport.  GasGas EC300 DNF
  • 2 OCTOBER: Hafren Rally. Yamaha XT660Z Tenere FINISHED - 43rd Trail Class, 19th Over-575cc Singles Class

2012: Big Bike Rally Challenge

  • 01 APRIL: BBRC Rallysprint, Sweet Lamb. FINISHED - 21st Over-575cc Singles class
  • 26/27 MAY: BBRC Training, Sweet Lamb. COMPLETED
  • 07/08 JULY: Ryedale Rally.  FINISHED - 19th Over-575cc Singles Class
  • 22 JULY: Brechfa Rally (non-BBRC)   FINISHED - 12th Sports Class (best over-450cc in class), 16th Overall
  • 11/12 AUGUST: Beacons Rally. DNF (Mechanical)
  • 30 SEPTEMBER: Hafren Rally.  DNF (Mechanical)
  • 13/14 OCTOBER: Cambrian Rally.  FINISHED - 12th Over-575cc Singles class, 18th Rally class, 50th Overall

2013: All Terrain Rally Challenge

  • 16/17/18 AUGUST: ISDT/ISDE Centennial Rally, Carlisle. FINISHED 15th Over 575cc Singles class

Swimming, Cycling and Running

(mostly all together)


  • 31 AUGUST: Derby City Sprint Triathlon.  FINISHED
  • 14 SEPTEMBER: Derby Sprint Triathlon. FINISHED
  • DECEMBER: NDCXL Markeaton Park Cyclocross.  DNF (Mechanical)


  • MARCH: Nottingham Varsity Triathlon (Pool Sprint). FINISHED
  • MAY: Ashbourne Triathlon (Pool Sprint). FINISHED
  • MAY: Clay Cross Triathlon (Pool Sprint). FINISHED
  • 31 MAY: Nottingham Big Triathlon (Open Water Sprint). FINISHED
  • 2 AUGUST: Blithfield Triathlon (Open Water Olympic). FINISHED
  • 16 AUGUST: Erewash Triathlon (Pool Sprint). FINISHED
  • 31 AUGUST: Severn Bridge Half Marathon.  FINISHED - 2:00:11
  • SEPTEMBER: Ilfracombe Triathlon (Open Water Sprint). FINISHED


  • 13 MARCH: Bath Half Marathon.  ENTERED
  • 29 MAY: Outlaw Half Triathlon. ENTERED
  • 21 AUG: Cotswold Classic 70.3.  ENTERED
  • 25 SEP: Robin Hood Marathon. ENTERED