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It is 2020

Vision?

Cricket?

This year?

I have big dreams this year... and a minor plan to get it in place!

I'll be updating you, but so far the plans are as follows:
1 - sweep part of #AfricasWildestUltra, the Addo Elephant Trail Run.
2 - something I'll share with you soon.
3 - something I'll share with you after the fact.
4 - The Tusker. And here's a place to donate to that cause... and help cover my entry fee by generous donations to the charity! DONATE VIA ME...

We only leave two things when we die: the consequences for our actions (good or bad) and how we make people feel.

Make them big ...


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