Hi everyone, here are some pictures from Jasons very exciting trip to Barcelona to compete in the Marathon! He achieved a fantastic time of 3hr 30 and I am very proud and grateful that he is a supporter of me and my cause! So a big thank you and well done to Jason and also a thank you to his lovely wife Sharon for these great photos of us all enjoying the sunshine! Love Brandon the Lion xxx
Hello everyone! Please give a warm welcome to my new friend Jason Porter! He is the newest supporter of me and my cause and he has been kind enough to take part in many exciting events on behalf of me, including this weekend where he will be running the Barcelona Marathon! How exciting! So a big thank you to Jason for supporting me and good luck on Sunday!
Jason has accomplished so many exciting things, read below for more info!
My Name is Jason Porter from Preston Lancashire; I’m 42 years old and married to Sharon with a step son called Kevin. My day job is a Project Engineer for a local manufacturing company called Baxi where I’ve spent all 26 years of my working life.With a love for the outdoors and also the thrills life can allow us to experience I’ve been lucky enough to jump form a plane, dive in the world’s oceans along with ride the most powerful of sportsbikes but my real passion lies in the mountains, especially throughout the winter months. As Scotland is the most accessible place for me to enjoy I’ve climbed a number of mountains but most favourable are the ones found in Glen Coe, Fort William, Torridon and the Cairngorms although my heart must lie within the British Alps found on the Isle of Skye namely the Cuillin Ridge. In 2010 eight of us attempted an unguided summit bid of Mont Blanc, and after spending three nights above 4000 meters, three of us made the summit on the 03/072010 at 08:15hrs.Since then my attentions have turned to triathlon and in 2011 I competed in the UK Ironman 70.3 deemed as the toughest 70.3 on the calendar. In 2012 I’ve taken it easy by only running in the Barcelona marathon.2013 diary looks promising with a second attempt to improve my time at the Barcelona Marathon. In June of 2013 my biggest challenge to date will be the full course Austria Ironman in Klagenfurt which consists of a 2.4 mile swim followed by a 112 mile cycle before completing the 26.4 mile marathon finish.
Ready for my next challenge……………….with Brandon the Lion!
I had such a great time on Friday at the Pines Hotel meeting Frank Bruno and here are a few pics to show you! The night was a fundraising night organised by Astley Park Fitness Centre in Chorley, in aid of me and my cause to raise much needed funds and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis! It was such a great evening and everybody who came was so generous and eager to learn all about Brandon and Cystic Fibrosis, including Frank himself who was wonderful and signed some boxing gloves for Brandon (which Brandon is over the moon at!) We do not have a final total yet but as soon as we do I will be sure to let you know as the evening went so well! So a big thank you to all who came and supported my cause along with Astley Park Fitness Centre and the wonderful photographer Michelle from P4P Event Photography. Lots of Love Brandon the Lion xxxx
I was kindly invited along to a CF fundraising evening by the Johnstone family and felt honoured to meet such an inspirational and loving family! They do so much to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis as Jack Johnstone has CF himself and is such a brave CF fighter, it truly was a fantastic evening and they raised lots of funds (£1,800 in total plus an additional £1,000 at a private function!) and lots of awareness so a big congratulations to the family and a big thank you for inviting me along to your special night! Here are a few snaps, one with Jack and his little sister Isobelle and me having lots of fun meeting Jacks friends! Love Brandon the Lion xxx