Since then Mark has rebuilt his life and exceeded his previous achievements. Within six months he was working again and two years later he had completed his Masters in Business Studies. He has won medals while rowing for Northern Ireland in the 2002 Commonwealth games, completed six marathons in one week in the Gobi Desert in China, raced in the worlds most extreme marathon in the north pole, developed an international speaking business and written a book.
Mark works with thousands of people throughout Europe, Asia and North America delivering keynote presentations and his high-performance master class. He concentrates on what we are in a position to control: taking personal responsibility for our actions, facing facts, focusing on making it happen, making committed decisions and communicating with the formal and informal team.
On 10 th April 2004, six years to the day that Mark went blind, he completed the world’s most extreme marathon at the North Pole. The story is incredible and what he has learned on the journey reminds us that there is a power that resides within us all to take control of our lives.