In the words of John Lennon “another year over and a new one just begun, let’s hope it’s a good one, without any fear… war is over.” That war may be over, but my war against heart disease is just beginning…
This year will be my fifth since my myocardial infarction (heart attack), the memories of that day are still so vivid that it seems like only yesterday, yet I have come so far in those five years.
So much so, that I am going to celebrate with a year of challenges, honouring my #GetOutside pledge to Ordnance Survey and raising funds for Pumping Marvellous (my chosen heart charity). Hopefully, inspiring others to get off the sofa and make a difference along the way.
My current challenges:-
All Year – 366 Day RunStreak, I’m running at least one mile everyday, I started this RunStreak on the 1st November, it’s day 64 with 118 miles of running.
February – OS Spin Insanity Sportive, 57 Mile cycle ride in Hampshire.
April – London to Paris, 190 mile (300km) cycle ride from the Royal Observatory in Greenwich to the Eiffel Tower in less than 24 hours.
May – Taunton Flyer Sportive – just a fortnight after L2P24, its back on the bike for a 111 mile cycle ride around the World War 2 airfields of Somerset and Devon.
June – Walk to the summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), the highest peak in England and Wales.
July – British London 10k Run – (6.8 miles) run around the closed streets of Central London. My first ever running event (other than a fun run as a seven year old in 1979 – I don’t think that counts)
August to December are yet to be decided, suggestions welcome in the comments below or through my Contact Me page.
I’m doing these challenges to raise funds for charity, please help my fight against heart disease by donating to Pumping Marvellous through my JustGiving page.
Thank you in advance!
2 thoughts on “New Year, New Challenges”
Dan, your an inspiration to others who have been through this.
Hey Best Man, a fantasy story and like others have said before me, an inspiration. In the 20 years I’ve known you, despite rarely having an opportunity to get together, I still count you as one of my closest friends. Jane and I are doing the Manchester 10k next year and invite you to join us for the Manchester to Blackpool 2017 bike ride. All the very best, Phil
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