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How running helped my firefighting career

I mentioned in my book ‘Firefighting from within‘ about running at a young age and now I want to share how it helped me as a firefighter. Running helps to get rid of excessive adrenalin and other stress hormones, boosts your mood and keeps you fit. Running is free, you can do it anywhere, and it … Continue reading »

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Everything that happened at the Rio Games

Bolt’s triple treble, GB’s great medal haul, Phelps’ showstopper, Lochte’s shenanigans, Fiji’s first gold, boos, empty seats, a green pool: we’ve got it all Rio Olympics medal table and results in full The Brazilian flag waves off the 2016 Olympics during Sunday’s closing ceremony. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters The big picture Rio was thrilled to be hosting … Continue reading »

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Are the Rio 2016 Olympics safe?

Has 4 years really passed since London 2012? It seems like only yesterday the country was swept up with celebrity torch bearers, Mo Farah, the Queen jumping out of a helicopter, 65 Team GB medals and of course 29 gold post boxes! Today is the first official day of Rio 2016 and I can’t wait … Continue reading »

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How tough times helped shape Wales’ football manager

Chris Coleman has masterminded Wales’ greatest football achievement — reaching the semi-final of the Euro 2016. Yet the manager describes himself as a man who has had “more failures than I’ve had success”. Their journey into uncharted territory has been an uplifting tale, and the spirit of the adventure has resulted in Coleman’s stock rising to … Continue reading »

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The Greatest : Remembering Muhammad Ali

The whole world that has heard of or knew the great boxer Muhammad Ali  has been saddened and shocked by his death today. I was too young to remember his early years in the mid 60′s as a great boxer and Civil Rights campaigner however as a child in the 70′s I remember most of his … Continue reading »

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Leicester City: an inspiration for the whole world

Leicester won the Premier League title on Monday despite being 5,000-1 outsiders and tipped for relegation at the start of the season. So it’s no wonder the Vice-Chairman said the clubs win has set a new standard for the whole of football and provided “inspiration for the whole world”. He also revealed: Ranieri was the … Continue reading »

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World Twenty20: West Indies beat England

Although I am British born of Caribbean heritage, when it comes to the sport of Cricket there is always some sort of loyalty to to my mothers home country, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the Caribbean as a whole. The West Indies Cricket team’s win at the World Twenty20 over England is no exception. Let’s … Continue reading »

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I will not be competing at the 2017 World Police and Fire Games due to political boycott

It is with great sadness that I have to announce that I will not be competing at the 2017 World Police and Fire Games in Montreal, July 28 – August 6, 2017 for political reasons. As a retired firefighter, I am allowed to compete and was hoping to play in my new sport of golf there. I … Continue reading »

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Maria Sharapova’s Failed Drug Test – What do you think?

Ive just heard tennis star Maria Sharapova talking at her recent Press Conference in Los Angeles and on the one hand I empathise with her and on the other I’m in disagreement with her story. I empathise with her because I also have a similar heart condition as her alledged irregular heart beat and it is common … Continue reading »

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Counter-attacking is all in the mind

I’m talking football ( soccer ) tactics in this weeks blog. With counter-attacking such a dominant feature of this season’s English Premiere League, I think that more managers understand the need for pace. Thats something I was blessed with a lot as a schoolboy which is why I switched from football to track ( running … Continue reading »

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