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