Eight years ago, I assumed I’d never be able to do parkour. I wasn’t that fit and I tried it out with a friend, never expecting to engage with it. But I did. It’s simply about moving your body from one place to another, under and over obstacles, running, jumping and climbing.
It quickly changed the way I viewed my environment: everything around me became a potential parkour challenge. Council estates usually make the best locations but anywhere, with benches, walls, rails and bollards is good. When I started, my balance was poor, so three times a week before work I would walk across a pair of railings. Doing that really helped.
My family love it, too (my mum is 56 and my son is 10)