Background Information

Publicity - Sure sign of success!

As a result of my success over the years I have received a considerable amount of publicity including television appearances, radio interviews and newspaper articles in both local and national editions.  This coverage included advice on diet and training methods and also my thoughts and opinions on general health related topics.  

 I have also written and had published articles for bodybuilding magazines, again, this covered topics including diet and training advice, along with  pre-competition  build up and outcome. 
In addition to the above I have been on the satellite sports channels and ESPN Sports Channel  during live coverage of the competition.

How I got here.

I have always pursued a healthy and active lifestyle during which time I have taken part in a variety of sports including swimming and water polo, where I was successful in achieving a British Championship winners medal.  

I took up bodybuilding in 1985 and since then I have been totally dedicated to this way of life and all the benefits it brings, training between five and six days every week throughout the year and maintaining a good healthy diet throughout.  All this is in addition to working shifts in the course of my  full time employment.

Between 1985 and 1990 I achieved success in both local and regional events and was runner up in the Natural Mr. Great Britain Competition, which in turn qualified me to take part in the Natural Mr. Universe Competition which is held in Los Angeles, U.S.A.

On this, my very first attempt, I was awarded a very credible third place.  Every year since then I have competed in  Los Angeles or Las Vegas in these natural world championships,  and  have never  been placed outside the top four, which in itself shows dedication and commitment to achieving success.

These competitions are totally natural and every competitor must undergo a polygraph test (lie detector) in order to compete.  This test is to ensure they are totally drug free and their physique has been attained through hard dedicated training and a good healthy diet, with no assistance from any steroids or other substances, whilst at the same time demonstrating to others their commitment to a drug free lifestyle.

On 16th May, 1998 all my hard work paid off when I achieved success by winning the Mr. World Forever Natural competition which was held in Los Angeles, U.S.A.
  However I didn’t stop there and in November 1999 went on to be runner up in the Natural Mr. Universe which on this occasion was held in Las Vegas USA. As you can imagine I was more than happy with my overall performance throughout year. Resulting from these successes I was invited to compete in the Natural Mr. Olympia competition which was to be held in Los Angeles in November 1999.  

Which brings me up to date. I have just returned from Los Angeles having competed in the Natural Mr. Olympia and was placed fourth which as you can imagine I was elated, taking into consideration the quality of the competition coupled with the fact that it was from all over the world.

I have many plans for the coming year and have received many invitations to compete throughout the world and I am looking forward to the challenge. I intend to concentrate my efforts on the world championships again along with the Mr. Universe event which I am sure I can also win given the correct circumstances. I have also given serious thought to again entering the British Championships, but at this time I have not fully made up my mind as to this possibility.