Not every day is a parenting day… Ferrari Silverstone track experience day

Experiencing a track day at Silverstone and getting a unique 360 degree video of your drive too! An article by my pal Rob Hornby as he celebrated his 40th birthday!

You don’t get many days off parenting and getting out on your own. This was one and was a track day at Silverstone that my parents bought me for my 40th. I booked a date in July via the website and drove up from Hertfordshire. It was great fun. I am not a petrol head but like a bit of speed and getting to drive round some iconic corners of Formula one is a chance you can’t really pass up.

I booked a early starter session which was reduced as a result. As a dad 9.40 doesn’t seem that early especially when you only live an hour away. It’s pretty well signposted. You need to get there about 40 minutes before your race start time and you can check the drive is still on via weather line.This gives you time for traffic delay but also to check in and…

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Every Mother Counts

Why I run for a maternal health charity

With the London Marathon on this weekend I took the opportunity to get my friend Steve Biggs to write a post on his charity running for Every Mother Counts.

Why am I a UK running ambassador for Every Mother Counts?, a USA based organisation dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe worldwide. I’m male, not married, have no children and fortunately haven’t had any family or close female friends experience life threatening complications during childbirth.

Well as its founder Christy Turlington Burns said to me when we were jogging together back in March 2016 “Everybody has a mother”. That moment has stuck with me ever since and has become my “go to” phrase when wanting to explain why men as well as women can be involved in this charity’s great work. It was indeed her own experience with postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) after the birth of her first child Grace…

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