This section of the website is a scrapbook - just a few highlights of some of my favourite recent adventures. Adventure makes me happy. It challenges me. It helps me find out how tall I am. All of my adventures have been inspired by following in others footsteps. I hope they help inspire you!
10 - y -fan! 10 summits of Pen-y-fan unsupported in 24 hours
165km Kayaking + 80km Mountain Biking the Exuma Island chain - wild camping on the way!
Kayaking the full navigable length (202km) of the River Thames from Lechlade to Teddington Lock in under 78 hours
Human powered navigation of the full length of the River Thames (300km) from Source to Sea, combining trail running and paddling - finishing with a full marathon from Teddington Lock to Thames Barrier
At 8am on 7th May 2021 Jay set out on Challenge 1; tackling Pen-y-fan with an aim to reach the summit TEN times in 24 hours.
By midnight, in under 16 hours, Jay had completed the 10 ascents just before a heavy storm descended on the Brecon Beacons.
Check out the video for a glimpse of the action!
On 30th June 2021 an awesome team and I completed the first ever full traverse of the Exuma island chain in the Bahamas. We cycled 75km along the full length of Little and Great Exuma before jumping in our Sea Kayaks and paddling 160km up to Norman's Cay, the site of Pablo Escobar's crashed plane. We wild camped on the way and the journey was spectacular, epic and incredibly hard and I am so proud to have completed it.
Check out the video for a glimpse of one of our beach camps!
On 5th August at 11am my friend Leon and I set out to lay down a world record for the fastest descent of the River Thames from Lechlade to Teddington Lock. 78 hour and 33 minutes later, after 59k paddle strokes, 43 locks and 202km we hit Teddington Lock achieving a FKT in the process. We are preparing the evidence package to send to Guinness World Records so that it can be officially confirmed as a WORLD RECORD!
The charity for bereaved British
The charity for anyone experiencing a mental health problem
The TWAC is high on my list. I have interviewed a few finishers of this iconic 3,000 mile race.
There's something deeply alluring about the idea of casting off and heading out into the vast ocean.