"In the dust of defeat as well as the laurels of victory there is a glory to be found if one has done his best. God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure." - Eric Lidell This often quoted running verse has been the banner waved high above the heads of Christian sports-persons worldwide for the last eight decades-or-so. The infamous words and legacy of this 'Flying Scotsman', Eric Liddell, have reverberated through generations of Christian hearts who have felt the similar drive to run and to compete at the highest level of modern-day competitive sport. Eric Liddell is known chiefly for his gold (400m) and bronze (200m) medal at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games, after he refused to run his key event (100m) on a Sunday. However, the often untold stories of Liddell's life help to paint a fuller picture of the depth and richness of Christian character he possessed.
I wanted to do something for Race for Hope that would serve as a physical representation of the emotional, mental and spiritual battles residents of Vision of Hope (VOH) are faced with. A 7 peak challenge across Snowdonia National Park was the biggest physical challenge I could contemplate that would accurately represent the VOH experience. … Continue reading Race for Hope 2016: 7 Welsh Peaks in a Day
4 1/2 weeks after surgery and on the hard road back to becoming able bodied, I have a richer knowledge of what it is like for all those who are suffering bodily disability. Its long, hard and tough to get through the days where you feel like the current into depression and hopelessness is peeling … Continue reading The road to glory is a long road.
PART 1: A TESTIMONY - FROM SAVED TO SINNER Intro In a world where how you eat and exercise is more of a moral choice than an intuitive one, trying to eat and train to please God and optimise athletic performance can feel as difficult as juggling fireballs while trying to give an award winning … Continue reading Biblical Eating and Training for the Christian Athlete: An effort to understand and discuss the religious face of food and exercise and the role they play in the life of a Christian [PART 1: A Testimony]