Phil Crow, amateur runner and cyclist was critically ill during summer 2010, spending several weeks in hospital, four of them in intensive care. Having survived this dreadful trauma, Phil set himself the goal of running the Lincoln 10K, just six months after leaving hospital. He completed it in 1 hour 4 minutes. Later in spring 2011 Phil completed the New York Gran Fondo 65 mile cycle race and ran another 10K race. Phil's motivation, apart from regaining his fitness, is to raise money for Lincoln County Hospital Intensive Care Unit which saved his life, by collecting sponsorship for his sporting challenges - there are several more to come during 2011, and on into the future. Many of Phil's friends have been inspired to give to his charity, many now value life differently following Phil's experiences, and others have been inspired to join his sporting challenges, increasing their own fitness and setting themselves new personal goals. Phil's courage and determination continue to inspire his family and friends to follow his example and be the best they can be.