One of the proudest moments of my life has been competing for Great Britain 4 times. It may not be at the elite level, like Alistair Brownlee or Mo Farah, but it is still a very good standard that takes dedication to get there. The buzz is like nothing I’ve ever experienced.

My life 10 years ago was very different. I was hugely overweight and very unhealthy. After collapsing at work and being raced to the hospital I decided to change…

I was trained by a triathlon coach who gave me the belief that I could compete at this level.

After a period of hard training, I finally qualified for the World Championships in New Zealand in 2012. I literally begged and borrowed to get the airfare and race fee from my good friends and I lined up in a field including some ex-professional footballers and other very fast guys.

The race ran like a dream and I beat a lot of really good athletes that day.

What did I learn?

If you put the hours in and commit to a dream it can come true despite your previous beliefs.

I subsequently competed in Spain, Holland and Austria in World and European championships.

During this whole period though, my health wasn’t great. I couldn’t work out what had gone on but just gone on with it.

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts it is possible to get well again. This is why qualifying this time for Zofingen in Switzerland is probably my favourite achievement.

Who can I help?

People who want to achieve something out of the ordinary that they previously thought impossible. Whether it is an athletic achievement, to stop feeling fed up or a career change.

I have probably made every mistake in the book getting here so I’d like to help you.

I genuinely want to help people by showing them shortcuts and basic rules of health that are not commonly understood. Although I’ve got a great family and friends and I’m grateful for everything in my life, I’ve effectively wasted 10 years of my life, in terms of my health. The misdiagnosing of simple ‘hardware’ faults is quite shocking.

I hear so many people saying I wish I could lose weight or feel healthy but accept that it’s their genes or some other nonsense.

It’s nearly always not your genes and it’s probably not your ‘fault’. Quite often there are hardware issues going on with the body that needs addressing before you’ve got a hope of getting well or losing weight.

I’ll let you know how I get on.

You can follow how I get on here

http://www.powerman.ch/de/node/2347