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