This month I will be attempting my first marathon and it will be the big one in London!

I am doing this run in aid of “Mind — The Mental Health Charity”. Mental illness affects 1 in 4 of us including myself.

I have suffered complications with depression and anxiety for many years. In the past it has resulted in me losing my job, losing relationships, a decrease in my self-confidence, seen my weight swing up and down, losing contact with friends & loved ones and become far more reclusive.

Recently, my father has been diagnosed with Bowel cancer. The…

James Merriman

Digital 'geek', globe trotter (159 countries so far), sport fanatic and dabble in a bit of cooking too.

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