how may I serve you?

change your thinking. change your life. make life amazing.

inspired speaker

with a compelling story of personal transformation, and over 25 years of diverse life experience, I relate my stories to your circumstances and requirements.

this leads to inspiration, motivation and change at a personal or organisational level.

wakeup coach

you have dreams and goals locked inside. they have probably been there for some time, latent, stagnant, slowly forgotten as the years rolled by.

work with me to rediscover those ambitions, to wake up to your own potential, and to take the steps to make your life amazing.

 about me

about me

I am just an ordinary guy, I possess no particular special skills that are not found in anyone else. I have limited athletic ability, and for many years (decades) I allowed those facts to limit what I believed to be possible.

The moment I changed my thinking, I started on my own journey of discovering that not only was I capable of far more than I had allowed myself to believe, but that truly anything was and is possible.

From being an obese, inactive middle-aged drinker and smoker, with a high risk of suffering a heart attack, I became an ultra-marathon runner who walked and ran over 5000km across Australia. It is my passionate and wholehearted desire to help YOU make similar discoveries and changes in YOUR life.

Through this blog, I hope to show you that you can change your thinking, and in doing so you can change your life, and you can reach for and achieve the amazing life you always dreamed of.

what people are saying

"success is created by taking a series of small steps towards great achievements"
~ Gary Wilmot

from the blog

  • sometimes, it seems, life has a way of gently pointing…

    sometimes, it seems, life has a way of gently pointing us in the right direction and teaching us a lesson… that’s how I am choosing to interpret my recent flu/cold, and subsequent lack of training… why do I say that? well, mostly because of the doubts I have about being able to successfully complete the […]

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    GCAM Training Day 3

    With the triathlon Novice Course now completed, the focus has shifted to the next goal; Gold Coast marathon. I decided a while back that I wanted to give myself the best possible chance of a good run there, and so I spoke to Dave Alley about his online coaching. Now you may remember that Dave […]

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  • the long good tri-day

    I’d like to say it was planned all along however, just like so many adventures and experiences, it just sort of came together its own way. What am I talking about? My active easter long weekend of course… it started with a swim “Come to Coogee Beach for an open water swim” they said, and […]

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    beyond the ninth wave

    “Wave after wave, each mightier than the last, Till last, a ninth one, gathering half the deep And full of voices, slowly rose and plunged Roaring, and all the wave was in a flame” ~ Tennyson “Idylls of the King: The Coming of Arthur”   This post started life as a couple of race recaps, […]

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  • race of destiny

    The title of this post comes from a song I have recently stumbled on, along with the lyrics of that song, it seems apt, if not a teeny bit melodramatic… In just 2 days from now, I will be taking part in my first triathlon; it’s a baby one, with 250 metre swim, 10km bike […]

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    off to a flying start

    a decent start to things was made yesterday. amongst everything else, I started to sketch out a rough plan of how I might fit things in. one of the key decisions was to aim to get back in the habit of going to bed at 9pm. this worked for me before, and hopefully will give […]

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  • week zero, day one

    “What is Week Zero?”, I hear you ask… Well, basically it’s me making a start on the next chapter/phase/era before making a start on the next chapter/phase/era 🙂 Not quite a preparation week, and yeat also not quite a “fully into the swing of things” week either. In particular I am still getting my head […]

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    thirty three months

    it’s been mentioned before on this blog; after the achievements of 2015, there has definitely been a period of adjustment, recovery, and really just re-establishing routines and getting back into the swing of things. with the Australia Day Ultra training and race day done, recovery from that complete, and new horizons set, the past few […]

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  • not feeling flat anymore

    the title for this post has a double meaning. firstly it’s a reflection of how I am feeling, how re-energised and excited I am to be mixing up the training. I’ve obviously recovered from the ultra, and am now enjoying doing (much) shorter sessions, running relatively little, and giving swimming and cycling a go. the swimming […]

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    i am not a fish

    yesterday and today are two very contrasting days; last night saw me in my comfort zone, a club running session at Perry Lakes involving a warm-up, stretching, drills and then a 2km time trial (which will act as a benchmark for later in the course). with the “3 steps” still in my legs, the time […]

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