Grab and drags, step ups, all with a 10kg weighted vest!

  This was a grueling session as my normal workout was taken up a notch by Dan adding a 10kg weighted vest! This definitely made it all a lot harder! With that said I can definitely feel the difference in my strength and co-ordination in comparison to previous sessions. My beautiful daughter came to support … Continued


I have come to realise that as much as my head says, ‘I can’ the truth is that, at approaching 50, I am older in every sense than when I accompanied by Motty, Colin and Steve first stepped foot together in the Gobi desert in 2007. Quel surprise! The long-term effects of previous injuries and … Continued

Using periodisation to improve performance

I’m following training blocks known as periodisation. Most athletes train to this structure, and Daniel has used it with professional fighters and footballers with positive results. We are working to a 15 week training schedule with the event starting at the end of week 15. Each week builds in distance intensity, followed by a fourth … Continued

A month of training complete!

I have completed just over a month of training! This has consisted of 6 sessions per week. I have completed the second measurements test. In approximately 4 weeks I’ve lost 3.4 kg (7.49 pounds) and dropped 1.7% body fat (Electronic body analyser scale). The second fitness test will be completed this week.

Time to start training

I first met Daniel on January 11th, 2017 for a general meeting to discuss potential training for the forthcoming Sahara event. After talking with Daniel, I quickly came to the realisation that this was a serious undertaking, which requires tremendous levels of stamina, endurance and mental fortitude. The race consists of 250km in 7 days, broken down … Continued