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