My genuine mind set for this challenge is to promote awareness of mental health… raise money for our chosen charities, and because of this amazing once in a lifetime challenge, get myself fit… lose 3 stone! (Otherwise, the poor kayak will not stand a chance).

I’m a 44 year old family man – who has piled a lot of weight on over the lockdown period. I want to grow old in relative good health and watch my kids grow up and be there to experience it all with them every step of the way!  I needed a goal/target/challenge in my life to help me achieve this and succeed. Thanks Mark, for planting the seed.