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. Canoe into London via the Grand Union Canal
  2. Go to the Isle of Scilly
  3. Take a campervan around some of the UK
  4. Complete Lejog or Jogle via human power
  5. Walk/run the Coledale Horseshoe trail
  6. Visit Chamonix
  7. Watch World’s Strongest Man live
  8. Take part in the Norseman Quest
  9. Go to Nepal
  10. Take a train across India
  11. Take a winter sea dip
  12. Try a pogo stick
  13. Run or bike the London Loop
  14. Walk Crib Goch
  15. Complete the London Classics
  16. Take part in a Soap Box Derby
  17. Circumnavigate the M25 via human power
  18. Watch nessun dorma live
  19. Run the 3000m steeplechase
  20. Complete a 50K+ Swim Run
  21. Run a sub-17 5K
  22. Go on a skeleton
  23. Walk the El Caminito Del Rey
  24. Rewild some land
  25. See a UK beaver in the wild
  26. See a Wildcat in Scotland
  27. Scuba dive
  28. See seals swimming in UK seas
  29. Do the Great South Run
  30. Snorkel/dive in a kelp forest
  31. Hike a Via Ferrata ✅
  32. Complete a Rubik’s Cube
  33. Be selected to represent my country at something ✅
  34. See an UK otter in the wild
  35. Spot the International Space Station
  36. Learn morse code
  37. Run or hike on the Isle of Arran ✅
  38. Do 1,000 keepy uppies
  39. Get the fastest known time (FKT) on a running route ✅ (Opens in Instagram)
  40. Complete four laps of Winter Nuts
  41. Run around Portsea Island
  42. Run a sub-3 hour marathon ✅ (Opens in Instagram)
  43. See a blue whale
  44. Build an igloo
  45. See a kingfisher
  46. Meet a druid
  47. Take part in Cyclocross
  48. Do an Ironman
  49. Learn to hula hoop
  50. See the rings of Saturn’s through a telescope
  51. Learn the national anthem
  52. Bungee jump ✅
  53. Go to a World Cup ✅
  54. Go to the Olympics ✅
  55. Be on on Ninja Warrior
  56. Live in the mountains
  57. Live abroad ✅
  58. Present at a TED
  59. Cage dive with sharks
  60. Launch a new product
  61. Go to a Winter or Summer Solstice at Stonehenge
  62. Fly a plane
  63. Learn to do a somersault
  64. Buy a woodland
  65. Learn to pole vault
  66. Play every sport in the UK
  67. Be on a gameshow
  68. Play Chase Tag
  69. Go into space
  70. Summit Everest
  71. Play in the FA Cup
  72. Play professional football
  73. Run 100 miles in one go
  74. Sky dive (not tandem)
  75. Go paramotoring
  76. Travel from Land’s End to John O’Groats
  77. Write a book
  78. Run the Great Wall of China
  79. Walk/run the Salt March route in India
  80. Learn a language
  81. Claim an endurance “first” (a World record)
  82. Cycle as far as possible in one week
  83. Design my own house
  84. Go wild camping ✅
  85. Go wild camping on my own
  86. Go to an observatory
  87. View all five planets that you can see with the naked eye
  88. Go paragliding
  89. Take part in the Dunwich Dynamo
  90. Compete in the Olympics
  91. Complete a Murph workout ✅ (Link opens in Instagram)
  92. Take part in a multi-day adventure race
  93. Sleep on a rock face
  94. Run/walk the Wales Coast Path
  95. Go to a sea fort
  96. Go on a hovercraft
  97. Swim with a whale shark
  98. See a puffin
  99. Go to Old Portsmouth
  100. Learn a martial art
  101. Go to Notting Hill Carnival