This is the Blog of a Dental Implantologist, Writer, Educator and Referral Practice Owner x 2 - at the end of the day a Nutritional Enthusiast, Cycling nut but most Proudly Married to Mrs Cutts and Father to 2 beautiful daughters and a small hairy son ......
In september i have ridden 600 miles in 6 days and raised over £1000 for CLAPA and Bridge2Aid
and now i start my winter training for my series of duathlons, half marathons, sprint and olymic tri's and culminating with a half iron man - the Vitruvian - and another 600 mile bike ride next september from milan to basel !!
its a good job Dominy is soooooo understanding ….
best get back on my bike and in my running shoes
please please please visit my just giving page and donate whatever you can
So it has been a while since my last confession - life has been somewhat busy and in amongst that i have been trying to run, swim and cycle as much as i can .....
The gods have been working against me and i sadly couldn't get out on my wheels this weekend - however i did for the first time in a very long time swim 750m - probably with the same grace and composure as the bloke who swam in the olympics for the caribbean - Eddie the Eel - and far less Thorpedo .......
So now its a question of preparing for a 91mile bike this sunday around the mendips and then its only 5 weeks to go before i do the cotswold tri followed by the marathon 600mile in 6 days - so a very busy time ahead ......
please please please give generously as you already have done so :)
So this sunday is the British 10k - myself and Mrs C will be amongst the masses running this iconic route
Hopefully the warm weather will hold but there will be a nice breeze to cool us down
A massive thank you to all those that have sponsored me / us so far but i am still asking for more because i have a long way to go before hitting my target in 18 months - so please delve as deep as you can - just in case heres the link ....
So its friday night and having not long been back from my hols and having done very little in the way of training over the last 3 weeks - i am preparing for tomorrow night by having a nice glass of wine!!
The pink support is in full swing - while I remember that the pain of cycling through the night tomorrow is nothing compared to what some families have been put through from Breast Cancer !!
From the experience of the Blenheim ride I am looking forward to meeting different people and listening to their stories of motivation.
So the bikes all lubed and ready and i've just put my race number on:
Thank you to all those who have already parted with the hard earned reddies :) and please dig deep if you havent yet !! its really easy to pay by card
thank you soo much to everyone who donated - we have already amassed £1023.72 - bang on target !!
the day started with an early bowl of porridge and cup of tea - some pills and no not the lance armstrong way .......
the build up was slow but surprisingly sunny albeit very fresh, with an amazing back drop of blenheim palace and after having a good chat to people around you - it made you remember why you were there
so as we got into the ride at about mile 20 the group of 6 female breast cancer care pro riders started to creep through - and as i followed them up and down the hills of oxfordshire - it became clear to me just how easy pro riders make hills seem - especially very steep ones !!
however they were a lot nicer to follow than the earlier hairy ar$$ed chap that farted mid climb whilst i was following him .....
any how it was great fun and i finished it thus <iframe height='405' width='590' frameborder='0' allowtransparency='true' scrolling='no' src='http://app.strava.com/activities/53782698/embed/adbb239c9fb39f1f2e0a7c4888dc1e9a7bc57199'></iframe> At the end a lovely cup of tea awaited and i can now chalk one off the board
So it is now to get ready for the nightrider 100k on the 8th june - cycle through the night - i leave at 11.55pm from crystal palace - more details and updates to follow
so as i prepare for the next event please just arm yourselves with you credit / debit card and donate generously - all donations are extremely gratefully received and visit my just giving web page
So this is the Blog of a chap trying to make a little difference to a world that sometimes can be very cruel.
I have spent all of my working life talking to patients and have often listened to stories of inspiration that humbled me but I have never felt compelled to act upon it. Until now!
Breast Cancer is a scourge of the modern day with many families tragically affected by it. My family and friends seems to have been surrounded by it of late - some with tragic consequences - and for this reason I have decided to try and raise a little money for this very good cause.
My Goal: 18 months of events and with each event I hope to raise at least £1000
The events so far i am competing in are:
May - Breast Cancer 60 mile Blenheim cycle ride
June - 100k Nightrider cycle - central london through the night
July - British 10k London Run
Aug - to be confirmed 100mile cycle London - Surrey
Sept - Cotswold Triathlon and possibly another event to be confirmed soon !!
I have three just giving pages already for the first three events - so please check them out and donate generously - it is all going to an amazing cause :)
I will be looking for friends to join me on future events so please feel free to contact me at work on 01285 640 248 or firstname.lastname@example.org to suggest what we can do to raise any more funds for this amazing charity.