1000 Ideas

Inspired by the book 168 hours written by Laura Vanderkam here is my ongoing list of 1000 ideas or thought-starters…

This isn’t a list to be sad about if I don’t achieve, but there is always more to discover, ten years ago I would never have imagined being part of the amazing Wolfpack, falling in love with a new sport, making so many new friends and racing competitively around the World. What will happen in the next ten years?

Sometimes we need to think outside what we already know…. OCR started as an idea… “that would be cool to-do” I said to myself…. and when I did my first race I was hooked. What else is out there that might have such a dramatic impact on my life?

1000 is an intentional number. The great thing about shooting big is there is no need to edit it down… any ideas that come to mind I can throw on the list and use it as a source of inspiration in the future. Who knows where it might lead…

  1. Be selected to represent my country at something
  2. See an UK otter in the wild
  3. Spot the International Space Station
  4. Learn morse code
  5. Run or hike on the Isle of Arran
  6. Do 1,000 keepy ups
  7. Have the fastest known time (FKT) on a running route ✅ (Opens in Instagram)
  8. Complete four laps of Winter Nuts
  9. Run around Portsea Island
  10. Run a sub-3 hour marathon
  11. See a blue whale
  12. Build an igloo
  13. See a Kingfisher
  14. Meet a druid
  15. Take part in Cyclocross
  16. Do an Ironman
  17. Learn to hula hoop
  18. See the rings of Saturn’s through a telescope
  19. Learn the national anthem
  20. Bungee jump ✅
  21. Go to a World Cup ✅
  22. Go to the Olympics ✅
  23. Compete on Ninja Warrior
  24. Live in the mountains
  25. Live abroad ✅
  26. Present at a TED
  27. Cage dive with sharks
  28. Launch a new product
  29. Go to a Winter or Summer Solstice at Stonehenge
  30. Fly a plane
  31. Learn to do a somersault
  32. Buy a woodland
  33. Learn to pole vault
  34. Play every sport in the UK
  35. Be on a gameshow
  36. Play Chase Tag
  37. Go into space
  38. Summit Everest
  39. Play in the FA Cup
  40. Play professional football
  41. Run 100 miles in one go
  42. Sky dive (not tandem)
  43. Go paramotoring
  44. Travel from Land’s End to John O’Groats
  45. Write a book
  46. Run the Great Wall of China
  47. Walk/run the Salt March route in India
  48. Learn a language
  49. Claim an endurance “first” (a World record)
  50. Cycle as far as possible in one week
  51. Design my own house
  52. Go wild camping ✅
  53. Go wild camping on my own
  54. Go to an observatory
  55. View all five planets that you can see with a naked eye
  56. Go paragliding
  57. Take part in the Dunwich Dynamo
  58. Compete in the Olympics
  59. Complete a Murph workout ✅ (Link opens in Instagram)
  60. Take part in a multi-day adventure race