conceive, believe, achieve

The strongest memories come from the greatest adventures that we encounter.

Let me share my dreams, my journey and achievements with you. Let my challenges and experience inspire and motivate you.

An odyssey is defined as a long and eventful journey; an intellectual or spiritual quest.

I knew that running a marathon and a 100km in Antarctica in 2013 was going to be a long and eventful trip, in all senses of the word. I also knew it would also be something of an intellectual, or even spiritual quest.

It lived up to the name and was certainly a life-changing experience that I will never forget! 

But the odyssey did not stop there. In 2014 I took the odyssey to a different extreme running a marathon in the Atacama Desert in Chile; swapping ice and cold for sand, heat and altitude: 14.5k feet of altitude to be precise.


In 2015 my journey returned me to the ice; this time to the top of the world and in April I completed the a marathon at the North Pole and am the first Scot to complete the polar hat-trick of all three races.

2017 I was back in the desert running the Namibian Sand Marathon in 36 degrees, followed a week later by the Genghis Khan Ice Marathon in Mongolia in -32 degrees. Finishing first in both races and the first person to complete the double event.

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Now I am sharing my journey with audiences large and small, talking about:

  • Why I do these challenges

  • The preparation and focus

  • What keeps me motivated and strong when my body is crying out for me to give-up

  • The determination to succeed and deliver

  • How I juggle family, work and training.

You'll share all my highs and lows, my successes and achievements, and you will learn just how far-reaching an impact my achievement has had upon my life and career.

I believe there's relevance in my story for everyone. It doesn't matter if you've never run a step, I promise you'll take away something!


If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.
— Jesse Jackson

CONCEIVE                          BELIEVE                         ACHIEVE

Three simple words that are my mantra.

Just contact me and we can discuss how I can craft my presentation to match your audience.


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