With the Run the Peaks challenge ending early, it's left me with a lot of questions about what next, where to go from here and if I want to continue this journey. For me the blogging has been a cathartic, healing process - it often helps me to figure out the big mess of thoughts … Continue reading Where the hell do I go from here!?
How do you Run the Peaks? In a short blog Guy explains the itinerary and approximate timings for the challenge and how you can get involved.
We are a mere matter of days away from undertaking a genuinely extraordinary challenge - running the National Three Peaks in relay, non-stop, with the aim of beating a record that has stood for over 35 years. But how do you even go about doing such a thing? I feel privileged to have had the … Continue reading Dave Ford’s 1981 Three Peaks Challenge Diary
The original British Monopoly board game involves buying and renting certain London streets and certainly for me holds a lot of fond childhood memories. When I learned that this famous game could also be a unique running challenge, to see how many London Monopoly streets and stations you can visit, I knew I wanted to … Continue reading London Monopoly Run
Seeing Mark Beaumont’s ‘Around the world in 80 days’ tour last night, I was interested to hear him talking about the context for him cycling and why he does what he does. Much of what he talked about gelled with me – a lack of interest in racing someone else on his shoulder, but more … Continue reading Why solo?
Its time to raise some more cash, help get more wishes granted and take on an amazing challenge, which is why at the end of May I will be cycling the Welsh Three Peaks, solo, with the aim of breaking the current record. What is the Welsh Three Peaks? Most of us have heard of … Continue reading What is the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge?
Life is full of those questions you just feel like you need an answer for. Unfortunately more and more of those questions I ask seem to start with “I wonder if it’s possible to…” and then end in some ridiculous solo, endurance challenge. While thinking about challenges for 2018 last year, one such thought occurred … Continue reading Can you cycle around the M25?
In the words of Simon Sinek, "People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it." So why is the "WHY" so important? In 2018, Nike may well have pull off a very shrewd marketing move with their anniversary Just do it campaign. You will have no doubt seen or heard about it, … Continue reading WHY is it so important?
What a growing need for sponsorship to support the challenges, how do you the balance the freebies and expectations that come with them and your morals?
I’m not great at looking back, for me life ends up being a relentless push forward – the desire to move on, complete and achieve the next thing means I don’t do a lot of the whole Throwback Thursday thing (as posting this Blog on a Friday proves). So off the back of my previous … Continue reading 2018 the challenges and goals