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?
Writing this blog has taken a while, it started as a lot of messy sentences around how I’ve felt about this year, what I’ve done and what I still want to do. So I’ve ended up splitting into two separate posts. The first is a focus on what I want to get out of 2019. … Continue reading Planning for what next…2019
Guy Stapleford, also known as Miles for Wishes, shares his 7 tips to running an ultra marathon...or 7.
Inspiring Epic Incredible Big words for what was, admittedly, a big challenge. You must be really proud! After 7 days in my own little bubble running 230 miles and raising just over £4,000 for such a worthy case in Make-A-Wish UK - Why don’t I feel epic, inspiring or well... something? This doesn’t feel like … Continue reading 7in7 Challenge – the aftermath
The 7in7 Challenge The challenge – to run from Liverpool, the City where it all started, to Make-A-Wish UK’s HQ in Reading, Berkshire. 230 miles (370km). That’s 7 ultra-marathons in 7 consecutive days, wearing a different wish related costume each day. How on earth am I going to run 7 consecutive ultra-marathons? Erm....no idea. Having … Continue reading 7in7 Challenge – Itinerary
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