As a former Royal Marine’s Commando who has served all over the World seeing active service in Northern Ireland and Bosnia I have experienced challenges and hardship, but believe this will be my toughest yet.

I want to raise £20,000 for Yorkshire Caner Research by attempting one of the world’s hardest multi-stage events, The Marathon des Sables.

The Marathon des Sables has been on my bucket list for some time and would have probably remained buried in said bucket if a good friend hadn’t completed the event last year and reminded me of a conversation we had about completing this event together, with my midlife crisis in full swing I thought I’d better do something about it.

I am now looking forward to the coming year to train and raise awareness for Yorkshire Cancer Research.