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. Run a sub 35 minute 10K
  2. Complete a Fan Dance
  3. Go parkour training
  4. Become a Google Data Analytics Professional Certificate
  5. Take a psychology course
  6. Finish Winter MacTuff
  7. Be selected for the OCR100m National Team
  8. Buy a property abroad
  9. Complete a Hurricane Heat
  10. Try curling
  11. No smartphone for 7 days
  12. Take part in the Malden Mud Race
  13. Ski in Scotland
  14. Canoe into London via the Grand Union Canal
  15. Go to the Isle of Scilly
  16. Take a campervan around some of the UK
  17. Complete Lejog or Jogle via human power
  18. Walk/run the Coledale Horseshoe trail
  19. Visit Chamonix
  20. Watch World’s Strongest Man live
  21. Take part in the Norseman Quest
  22. Go to Nepal
  23. Take a train across India
  24. Take a winter sea dip
  25. Try a pogo stick
  26. Run or bike the London Loop
  27. Walk Crib Goch
  28. Complete the London Classics
  29. Take part in a Soap Box Derby
  30. Circumnavigate the M25 via human power
  31. Watch nessun dorma live
  32. Run the 3000m steeplechase ✅ #40before40
  33. Complete a 50K+ Swim Run
  34. Run a sub-17 5K
  35. Go on a skeleton
  36. Walk the El Caminito Del Rey
  37. Rewild some land
  38. See a UK beaver in the wild
  39. See a Wildcat in Scotland
  40. Scuba dive
  41. See seals swimming in UK seas
  42. Do the Great South Run
  43. Snorkel/dive in a kelp forest
  44. Hike a Via Ferrata ✅
  45. Complete a Rubik’s Cube
  46. Be selected to represent my country at something ✅
  47. See an UK otter in the wild
  48. Spot the International Space Station
  49. Learn morse code
  50. Take an astronomy course
  51. Run or hike on the Isle of Arran ✅
  52. Do 1,000 keepy uppies
  53. Get the fastest known time (FKT) on a running route ✅ (Opens in Instagram)
  54. Complete four laps of Winter Nuts
  55. Run around Portsea Island
  56. Run a sub-3 hour marathon ✅ (Opens in Instagram)
  57. See a blue whale
  58. Build an igloo
  59. See a kingfisher
  60. Meet a druid
  61. Take part in Cyclocross
  62. Do an Ironman
  63. Learn to hula hoop
  64. See the rings of Saturn’s through a telescope
  65. Learn the national anthem
  66. Bungee jump ✅
  67. Go to a World Cup ✅
  68. Go to the Olympics ✅
  69. Be on on Ninja Warrior
  70. Live in the mountains
  71. Live abroad ✅
  72. Present at a TED
  73. Cage dive with sharks
  74. Launch a new product
  75. Go to a Winter or Summer Solstice at Stonehenge ✅ #40before40
  76. Fly a plane
  77. Learn to do a somersault
  78. Buy a woodland
  79. Learn to pole vault
  80. Play every sport in the UK
  81. Be on a gameshow
  82. Play Chase Tag
  83. Go into space
  84. Summit Everest
  85. Visit Cheddar Gorge
  86. Play in the FA Cup
  87. Play professional football
  88. Run 100 miles in one go
  89. Sky dive (not tandem)
  90. Go paramotoring
  91. Travel from Land’s End to John O’Groats
  92. Write a book
  93. Run the Great Wall of China
  94. Walk/run the Salt March route in India
  95. Visit Dinorwic Slate Quarry
  96. Learn a language
  97. Claim an endurance “first” (a World record)
  98. Cycle as far as possible in one week
  99. Design my own house
  100. Go wild camping ✅
  101. Go wild camping on my own
  102. Visit Isle of Skye
  103. Go to an observatory
  104. View all five planets that you can see with the naked eye
  105. Go paragliding
  106. Take part in the Dunwich Dynamo
  107. Visit Lake Bled
  108. Compete in the Olympics
  109. Complete a Murph workout ✅ (Link opens in Instagram)
  110. Take part in a multi-day adventure race
  111. Sleep on a rock face
  112. Run/walk the Wales Coast Path
  113. Go to a sea fort
  114. Go on a hovercraft
  115. Swim with a whale shark
  116. See a puffin
  117. Go to Old Portsmouth ✅ #40before40
  118. Learn a martial art
  119. Go to Notting Hill Carnival ✅ #40before40
  120. Everesting
  121. Visit the UK National Space Centre
  122. Do a pilates class
  123. Visit Tintagel Castle
  124. Go to a recital at St. Paul’s Cathedral
  125. Visit Congress Trial and see the giant redwoods in California