Challenges

Since taking up running and cycling in 2017 I’ve taken on some incredible challenges. Running ultra-marathons, both climbing and cycling the National Three Peaks, cycling the length of the UK solo and unsupported all for an amazing cause in Make-A-Wish UK.

I love challenging myself, but I do it for a reason – to make a difference, to change lives and to inspire others to do the same.

I believe everyone’s challenge and their reason to take it on is as unique as they are. 

Some of my favorite challenges

Pure Three Peaks cycling challenge

In June 2018 I took on the incredible Pure Three Peaks cycling challenge, which involved climbing the three highest peaks in the UK; Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, and cycling the 450 miles between them over three days. I completed the challenge solo and unsupported, cycling an average of 150 miles per day taking in the amazing Scottish Highlands, the Lake District and in to North Wales.

7 ultra marathons in 7 days

After running my first marathon in October 2017 I swore never to do one again. However, inspired by stories of runners taking on their own ultra-marathon journeys and Adventureman, Jamie McDonald, I decided a final hurrah for 2018 was required. So, as a homage to Make-A-Wish UK I ran the 230 miles from Liverpool, where the Charity granted its first wish in 1986, to their offices in Reading, over the course of 7 days dressed as various superheroes.

Solo JOGLE in 9 days

A new found love of cycling lead inevitably to a UK stalwart challenge, cycling from John O’Groats to Land’s End. In November 2017 I set off on my self-supported challenge travelling the length of the UK, North to South, in 9 days. Despite my very limited experience, the winter weather and the rolling hills of the West Country I made it – tired, lonely but as ever still smiling.

Solo Three Peaks

This challenge will always hold a special place in my heart – a boyhood dream to complete and one of the first challenges on my ‘to do list’ when planning the original Miles for Wishes challenges. Over the course of 22 hours, I climbed each of the three highest peaks in the UK, driving between them. A classic walking challenge, undertaken solo.

The challenges, by year

2018

  • South Coast Sprint
  • Pure Three Peaks
  • 5 Cities Challenge
  • 7in7 Challenge

2017

  • Wokingham Half Marathon
  • Silverstone Half Marathon
  • 12 hour static bike ride
  • Tough Mudder
  • Run the Rock 10km
  • London to Brighton (and back)
  • Three Peaks Challenge, solo
  • 100km in 24hrs – walking London to Henley
  • Ealing Half Marathon
  • Bournemouth Marathon
  • Big Fun Run
  • Solo JOGLE (John O’Groats to Land’s End)
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