I am no athlete or sportsman, experience in Kayaking was nil until now when I find myself laughing at the thought of what I had just committed to with The Long Way Back. It is a big ask. Taking on something you cannot do, to turn it around & do it! That is the challenge.

We all have personal reasons for being involved. Middle aged, over weight etc… and of course I would like to be generally fitter mind & body, but I can live with that, a choice I can make! But this is my reason…

…‘A choice’ which I had no control over is Type 1 Diabetes. Not in me, but my beautiful daughter Eleanor. If there was a way, I could take it away from her I would.