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John Hibbs - Ankylosing Spondylitis.

One day I won’t be able to do this, today is not that day.

One day I won't be able to do this, today is not that day. Today is #WorldASDay and I headed out into the glorious sunshine to run 5k as I fight the debilitating effects that AS places upon my body.
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Cannock Chase Junior parkrun – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Cannock Chase Forest is looking for volunteers to support with the launch of our junior parkrun, a 2k run for ages 4 - 14 years on Sunday mornings.
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John Hibbs #JH40

My Photo of the Week – Birthday parkrun

This week I hit a big milestone in life, I turned 40 years young. Whilst enjoying a mini break in beautiful Lake District, Mrs Hibbsy thought it would be an ideal opportunity to run the Keswick parkrun, so we did, even Rosco joined us!
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John Hibbs Axiski

My Photo of the Week – Snow Fun with Axiski

The girls have loved spending time in the snow this weekend and tomorrow has just been declared an official snow day!
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John Hibbs - Silva Ninox ll Headlamp Review

Review: Silva Ninox ll Headlamp

With the dark nights now firmly upon us, and the need to run more frequently in the evenings I have been on the lookout for a head torch.
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John Hibbs - London Marathon

One More Run…

I am super excited that my girls will get to witness me take on the challenge, they'll get to experience and share in the magic and hopefully be inspired to one day run it themselves.
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John Hibbs Lupus Award

Co-operative #beingcoopy Award

The Central England Co-Op launched their Christmas campaign #beingcoopy which focusses on celebrating co-operation, being involved in the community, coming together, and helping people who are in need of all kinds of support.
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John Hibbs Nuffield Health MOT Cholesterol Test

My Health MOT

Having grown up as a keen sports man and leaving school to pursue a career in Professional Football, I had always taken for granted that I was pretty fit and healthy. However, the early onset of arthritis ended my professional football playing career but I have always, or at least tried to, maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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John Hibbs Pants

Let’s Talk Pants – The Underwear Rule

The Little Lady and I had cause this week to talk pants whilst at a hospital appointment. No, not pants as in a 1990s reference to something rubbish but the rules that we should be teaching our kids about their pants. I’ll admit, I was naive and when the Dr asked wether the Little Lady…
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John Hibbs Hednesford Park

Vote For Hednesford Park!

Hednesford Park has been shortlisted for the Fields in Trust Awards for the UK's Best Park 2017 and needs YOUR VOTE! Voting closes at 5pm on Friday 3rd November.
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John Hibbs - SunGod Renegades

Review: SunGod Renegades Sunglasses

I wanted something a bit trendier than my current dad glasses, and SunGod gave me just that. I chose the Renegade design, which I customised on their user friendly website.
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JustSo Festival – Favourite Shots with Fujifilm XT-1

Here are my favourite photos that I captured during the Just So Festival weekend using the Fujifilm XT-1.
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Xanthe Swimming - johnhibbs.me

New Swimming Skills

From whining when the bath water went on her face and clinging to the sides or one of us, the difference is phenomenal. Now she can launch in from the side with no fear.
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Graham Burnett

Graham Burnett

It is with great sadness and shock that I have learnt about the passing of my friend Graham Burnett.
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IRONKIDS Staffordshire - johnhibbs.me

She Believed She Could, So She Did

I hope that by surrounding her with examples of health she will be keen to pursue sport and gain confidence in her ability rather than worry about body image and be bogged down by other’s judgements.
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Nuffield Health Cannock = johnhibbs.me

My Fitness Journey

If you need some respite from the heat that is upon us at the moment and you're super keen to shift the stubborn pounds to get beach ready, then consider getting down to Nuffield Health.
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Hibbs Lupus Trust by Stuart James Photography

Hibbs Lupus Trust Raises £125,000

Press Release from The Hibbs Lupus Trust: Founder, John Hibbs, launched the Hibbs Lupus Trust in 2011 in a bid to raise awareness of lupus and to set up a network for the people the disease affects having supported his sister through her diagnosis three years earlier. Over 15,000 people across the UK live with lupus which…
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Run For Lupus - John Hibbs

#ThisGirlCan

This girl definitely believes she can and while she has this invaluable faith in her own abilities and doesn’t worry about what other’s perceptions are, there’s no doubt that I’m going to be right behind her cheering her on; dusting her off and praising her efforts.
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parkrun Volunteer 2 - View From A Daddy Blog

Volunteering at parkrun UK

parkrun arrived at Cannock Chase in Staffordshire a few weeks back and Mrs View From a Daddy has been getting her run on. I have joined her on a couple of occasions but as I can run during the week with the magic buggy which has the power to send the baby to sleep, I tend to stay at home on Saturday mornings.
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John Hibbs Lupus Charity CEO

Top Charity CEOs

I’m really pleased to have been recognised as one of the Guardian’s Top 30 Social CEOs today! It’s a great accolade to be recognised alongside other charity leaders from Diabetes UK and Parkinson’s UK. Thank you to all who voted and thank you for your continued support of our work at The Hibbs Lupus Trust!…
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Xanthe Christmas Spirit

My Sunday Photo – Christmas Spirit

This week we enjoyed a trip to Bluestone National Park Resort and Xanthe was full of Christmas spirit 🙂 FUJIFILM X-T1 XF35mm F1.4 R ISO 500
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Xanthe - Forward Roll

Forward Roll – This Girl Can

Who knew something so simple could make you smile so much. #ThisGirlCan A video posted by John Hibbs – View From A Daddy (@viewfromadaddy) on Nov 9, 2016 at 7:33am PST
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Joining The Organ Donor Register

We’ve been fortunate enough to have two healthy babies who are growing into strong girls. Neither has had anything more than a runny nose or high temperature so far. But what if this wasn’t the case and we were reliant upon healthcare beyond the usual measure of calpol or the odd appointment with the GP? How would we deal with that?
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What Is Lupus? - The Hibbs Lupus Trust

What Is Lupus?

Lupus is a chronic and presently incurable illness of the immune system. It affects men, women and children. When most people use the term ‘lupus’ they are usually referring to systematic lupus erythematosus which is a type of lupus that can affect any body tissue and organ.
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IRONMAN Staffordshire IRONKIDS

IRONKIDS Staffordshire 2016

We had a fantastic day and I am one proud Daddy. The words ‘carry me!’ are often uttered when we are out and about but the little lady met the challenge yesterday – what a star!
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Connie Hibbs - View From A Daddy

Safe Arrival of #BabyHibbs2

Connie Hibbs arrived on Friday 25th March 2016 at 01:02 weighing 7lb 6oz and measuring 48cm.
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Charity Lupus Walk - View From A Daddy

Cannock Chase Charity Walk

On Sunday 8th May 2016 I would love for you to join me and hundreds of others for The Hibbs Lupus Trust annual charity walk! The Hibbs Lupus Trust annual 2 & 5 mile walks will take you into the beautiful Cannock Chase, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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GoPro Photo of the Day

We are very excited here at View From A Daddy to have one of our photos selected as the UK GoPro Photo of the Day!
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The Hibbs Lupus Trust - John Hibbs #LHandSign Campaign

I’m Supporting the #LHandSign on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday (1st December) is a global day of giving. After the sales of Black Friday and the online shopping boom on Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to come together to show the world why it’s good to give. Whether it’s making a donation, volunteering your time or just spreading the word at the start of…
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Rosco Hibbs

Water Dog

Yesterday I enjoyed am 8 mile walk with Rosco on Cannock Chase. You can see the video below:
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Rosco Hibbs

First GoPro Video

First GoPro Video - johnhibbs.me. This weekend I have had the opportunity to play around with a GoPro Hero 4.
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Social CEOs - John Hibbs

Tweets Ahead: Top Charity CEOs on Social Media

This morning I was delighted to again see my name listed in the Top 30 Charity Social CEOs.
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