All Mark Pollock Blogs

Second last indoor snowboarding lesson tonight

My first snowboard trip is happening this weekend and we have 2 lessons left at in dublin. Simone is a regular betty which apparently means a girl who snowboards with her left foot forward. And i ride goofy which means i have my right foot forward. I...

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Extreme Sports Plan 2010 – HELP!

January was all about land sailing at the foot of the Andes in Argentina, February is the month of snowboarding and each month for the rest of the year I'm going to try one new extreme sport. The plan is in place for the first 3 months - land sailing, snowboarding and...

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The joy of acceptance

22nd July I am a serial radio listener and own a portable FM radio which is nearly always in my ear. But a couple of months ago I cut my radio listening down to a minimum. The business commentary and constant negative analysis of everything to do with the economy was...

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Pimms, blazers and boats

The Henley Regatta is a fantastic sporting and Social event. But it can also teach us a lot about winning and coping with losing.

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Life on the high seas

29th May Galway Volvo Ocean Race The sun was splitting the trees, music was playing and everyone was delighted with the prospect of a four day weekend. The Volvo Ocean Race had come to Galway. I have just started to do a series of radio reports on adventure sports...

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It’s Decision Time

The problem is, it’s also indecision time, for a lot of people. Economic uncertainty is clouding our collective judgement, and causing people to freeze in fear. Uncertainty is stopping us from taking necessary decisions to move us through the tough times when nobody...

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Finding ‘The Feeling’ In Antarctica

Recently I completed one of the toughest challenges that I have ever faced and I wish I could bottle the feeling. After nearly 1,000 kilometres of man-hauling sledges, surviving at temperatures as low as minus 50 degrees and racing against five other teams I arrived...

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Helping People Worldwide To Achieve More

In 1998, Mark was a student and international rower with a fantastic job offer in London when he suddenly lost his sight. He had been on the crest of a wave as he prepared for his final exams in Trinity College Dublin in Ireland, but came crashing back to earth with...

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