Robin Swindell, know to his friends as Bob, is an experienced reinsurance practitioner who writes about the mutual insurance sector, reinsurance, running and diabetes.

He was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in May 2013, and manages the condition with diet, exercise and oral medication.

He is a keen runner, occasional cyclist and can usually be found at Oak Hill parkrun at 9 o’clock on Saturday morning where he is a regular volunteer and Event Director..

He is on Board of Trustees of Diabetes UK, and is one of parkrun's Champions for diabetes.

He tweets as @fractis.

Views expressed here are his own (or more frequently those of his cat), and not those of his employer,  parkrun, Diabetes UK or NHS England.