Nick’s interviews, as promised

The BBC kindly sent over the video files of the interviews with Nick before and after the Para-Tri triathlon. As so many of you who have given him your support and encouragement were unable to see them on the iPlayer and expressed a wish to do so, here they are… in his own words:

The first interview was with reporter Ben Moore and cameraman Trevor Adamson, the second with Nikki Mitchell, both filmed for the news on BBC South Today.

My thanks to Ben, Trevor and Nikki for doing such a great job.

Nick, with Heather and Eva from the Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital, competed yesterday in the first Para-Tri triathlon relay, where teams are comprised of able-bodied and disabled members, the first such event in the country. Nick’s campaign to raise awareness and funds for UKABIF, an organisation focussed on acquired brain injury, has so far reached and amazing  £2,537 raised of its £3000 target.

Click here to visit the campaign, which is still open for donations.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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83 Responses to Nick’s interviews, as promised

  1. I had tears watching your brave son on this interview, Sue. I am humbled by his tenacity. Bravo, Nick. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  2. That was wonderful to watch, Sue. He has my total admiration. And on a lighter note, he wasn’t half moving!

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  3. Watch and be astounded just as I was.

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  4. Fantastic Sue. It was great to see clips of him actually competing in the Triathlon too. There will be no stopping him now! 🙂

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  5. Reblogged this on Richard Ankers and commented:
    Watch and be astounded just as I was.

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  6. Arts & Rhymes says:

    That’s beautiful and a true miracle!!!
    May God continuously be by his side, strengthen him, support him, love him and heal him. Love and Light to your day! ❤

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  7. That second comment was supposed to be on my reblog LOL I blame the emotions

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  8. jburns58 says:

    OH, what a blessing!

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  9. Inspirational to see and hear. You must be so incredibly proud of him and rightly so. Spirit such as his will go far. My utmost admiration and best wishes for Nick’s future endeavours.

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  10. Mary Smith says:

    I was able to watch them yesterday but played them again now – still as emotional!

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  11. alienorajt says:

    Wonderful, Sue, and hugely moving. I’ve been in Crete since July 26th, so have only just read this – have now donated! So pleased – for Nick and for you! xxx

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  12. Mike says:

    Truly amazing. The body’s capacity to heal, coupled with fighting spirit, can work wonders. Best of luck to you and Nick.

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  13. Darcy says:

    Loud cheers from clear over here!

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  14. Incredibly moving and amazing! Nick has a strong and beautiful spirit. Thank you for sharing these clips, and thank you to Nick for inspiring us with his courage and positive attitude. 🙂

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  15. Super Sue. Go Nick.

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  16. Val Boyko says:

    Thank you for sharing Sue. What a great interview … and a wonderful story of determination and the human spirit. Nick is truly amazing! 😎

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  17. Anonymous says:

    I was thinking of you both on Sunday and wondering how Nick had got on. Wonderful to see his lovely interview (and his laid back approach to flooring the cameraman. Great stuff – onwards and upwards to the next event (hope your nerves will cope , Sue!) Jx

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  18. Thank you so much for sharing Nick’s journey – and those great videos – with us, and congrats on his amazing success!

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  20. Laura says:

    Congratulations to Nick and the girls!

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  21. blondieaka says:

    Wow just wow..moved me to tears at such tenacity and strength of will that your son has. You must be so proud and rightly so an amazing young man. 🙂

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  22. Absolutely amazing progress, Sue! Wonderful that he was featured on the BBC! So proud of both of you! OOO Yeah!

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  23. Éilis Niamh says:

    Just incredible, Sue. Thanks for sharing the clips. Wow. Huge hugs to you and Nick. Well done, very moving, you must be glowing still. 🙂

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  24. Eliza Waters says:

    Awesome interviews, Sue. Thanks for sharing them. Nick is so inspiring, I love his determination *and *humor! Another race next month? There’s no stopping him now. 🙂

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  25. Thank you Sue! It was so nice to be able to see him and hear him in action by video. ❤

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  26. Reblogged this on Musings on Life & Experience and commented:
    Videos of Nick’s interview.

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  27. What an amazing man your Nick is! Love his determination – cool sense of humour too with his novel way of taking a break. Go Nick! 🙂

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  28. masgautsen says:

    What an amazing man! He truly is an inspiration for us all!

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  29. Thanks so much for posting these. Wonderful to see Nick in action!

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  30. noelleg44 says:

    I am speechless, Sue, at how far Nick as come by sheer determination (along with just a little boost from his Mum). What a role model he is!!! and I wish him nothing but the best for further improvement and successes, which I know will come.

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  33. Yay hurray! I’m so proud of him and I don’t even really know him and the actual challenges he’d faced (though I can imagine, to some degree, given what was described of his injury!). Let alone you all who must be so absolutely fantastically proud! This is absolutely fantastic.
    Good for him and I hope things continue on a positive path, whatever the journey is — may the hard part be behind you all.


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