Running the 26.2 miles of a marathon is enough to break most mortals, both mentally and physically. I also think most of us would find it hard to imagine running another step by the end of it, let alone contemplating getting up the next day and doing it all over again. Yet, in April 2018 David … Continue reading Inspirational People – David O’Connor
Why did you want to become active, did you have a moment when you realised something had to change?
Miles for Wishes was a year of challenges all in aid of Make-A-Wish UK. With 2018 fast approaching, thoughts naturally turn to “What next?” I love Make-A-Wish and what they do and I will continue to be an active supporter and fundraiser for them, how could I not be after what has been an amazing … Continue reading What next?
There are two sides to every story and my year of challenges in aid of Make-A-Wish UK certainly has that. I have no real connection to Make-A-Wish – I’ve not been granted or involved in a wish – it is a Charity that I felt does something that is simply brilliant. Make-A-Wish grant the one … Continue reading Two sides to every story
In the lead up to my own JOGLE challenge I’ve been looking at how just a few other incredible people have achieved the same end to end challenge, albeit in very different ways. My challenge pales in to insignificance against some of the efforts noted below – but this comes to a point that I … Continue reading Inspirational John O’Groats to Land’s End stories
In the lead up to my own John O'Groats to Land's End cycling challenge I asked fellow fundraiser and Wish Dad, Tony Frobisher, to write a guest blog. His journey are inspirational, his and Milla's is a story that has touched my heart and been a source of motivation as the challenges got tougher. So … Continue reading Guest Blog: John O’Groats to Lands End, Marathons, Cookbooks and Other Adventures
Before December 2016 I had never owned a road bike, in March 2017 I rode one for the first time, so as its Cycle to Work day tomorrow I thought I would share my experiences of getting in to cycling. Before these challenges I have over the years owned a couple of bikes, a standard … Continue reading My cycling journey…
This is just a short video of some of the clips of my recent Three Peaks Challenge, find out more below; https://youtu.be/RuXKoJEHn-c I've dedicated this challenge to Mary Stapleford, who we sadly lost on Wednesday 2nd of August 2017. She was, in the truest sense, one of the most inspirational women I've ever known and … Continue reading Challenge 8 – National Three Peaks Challenge highlights video
Throughout 2017 I am taking on a number of challenges, one a month in aid of Make-A-Wish UK, including a gruelling 110km walk from London to Henley, numerous half and a full marathons, cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats later in the year. This series of challenges will see me walk, swim, run and cycle … Continue reading Why I run
I need your help with my next two challenges - in July and August I will be taking on the Three Peaks Challenge and attempting to walk 110km of the Thames Path, from Tower Bridge to Henley Bridge, within 24 hours. Both challenges are walking some iconic places and travelling some big distances - so its a great opportunity … Continue reading The Wish Flag