The Only Way to Better Circumstances is to Keep Moving Forward – Frank Van Lieshout

I talked to endurance athlete, adventurer and EtchRock elite Frank Van Lieshout. Frank is a world-championship level obstacle runner and last year attempted the Bob Graham round in the North of England – a challenge involving 42 peaks over 66 miles in 24 hours. Read more

Michael Robbert Brans - Ben Nevis

Climbing Ben Nevis With One Leg – Michael Robbert Brans

Last week I was invited to the opening night of EtchRock Elites – a community celebrating athletes pushing themselves to their limits. Amongst the many brilliant and inspiring speakers at the evening, I was lucky enough to meet Michael Robbert Brans. Michael is an endurance athlete and obstacle runner who has been diagnosed with cancer three times in his life – in 1995, 1998, and again in 2001. As a result he underwent a full amputation of his right leg but refused to let this prevent him from achieving great things.

He has since become a world record holder – for fastest 5km on crutches – and earlier this year climbed the highest mountain in the UK to raise money and awareness for cancer research.

I talked to Michael about his fantastic achievements. Read more