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What's the biggest challenge that awaits you?

Managing my broken body and the expectations I put on myself
20th Jan 2021
Staying physically fit now that I cannot run due to Primary Progressive MS, I use the exercise bike and walking with poles when I can..... trying to stay on my feet and upright.....
10th Jan 2021
A marathon. I always said I'd never attempt it but then I entered the Liverpool last year. Yet to run it due to Covid restrictions and my fitness is waning.
8th Jan 2021
Round Rotherham 50 miler in 2021.
7th Jan 2021
To overcome the mental barrier of running a full marathon
3rd Jan 2021
1st Jan 2021
Staying sane and the JNC
22nd Dec 2020
Replacing my current sponsor with one that allows me to live the life of a full time athlete.
15th Dec 2020
2021 I'm doing the ARC50 and The West Country Ultra 100
12th Dec 2020
I was doing the Windermere Marathon and 5 Valleys Ultra in 2020 but both were cancelled, contemplating entering either The Lap or Cumbria Way Ultra in 2021.
2nd Dec 2020
2020 - Shifting some timber, getting back in the horse and running again.
24th Nov 2020
Remembering to enjoy it all.
12th Nov 2020
Keeping motivated to run every day at the moment when it's cold dark and wet. Want to run 1500 miles this year and still almost on target to do it. Missing racing during lockdown.
7th Nov 2020
Transitioning to ultra running my biggest challenge has to be working out how to fuel for long distances. I have signed up for The Wall (70m) in 2022 and Race to the Castle for 2021 a test run at 100
18th Oct 2020
Currently, 65% WAVA in the Yorkshire Marathon this year. Except Covid has screwed that as well as many things. It's more staying ahead of the curve on the 100 miles a month.... Longer term - keeping my speed/pace up as my age increases!
8th Oct 2020
1st Oct 2020
Telling my head to shut up so that I can enjoy what I'm doing
17th Sep 2020
Sub 80 1/2 and Sub 60 10 miler!
6th Sep 2020
Getting fit again after injury.
1st Sep 2020
A proper half marathon next, maybe Burnham or Bath. Maybe tougher than that will be finding a new partner to share with! 😀
30th Aug 2020
Being able to run, injury free, consistently.
24th Aug 2020
Growing old disgracefully. Keeping active and mobile and not injured while I do it.
10th Aug 2020
Nothing. My races were all cancelled.
29th Jul 2020
Getting my parkrun 50 shirt, every time I get a little sequence going something derails it. Normally me!!
3rd Jul 2020
I still want to do an ultra. Hopefully it’ll happen in 2021.
3rd Jul 2020
I think gridmaster in wsw is my next aim
26th Jun 2020
The world of Ultra’s. Should have been this year 2020 it may still be if not it will definitely be 2021
26th Jun 2020
Learning to swim without swallowing half of the pool and being comfortable in the water. I started taking lessons just before the pandemic and was making progress but sadly I feel I might be back at square one when we're allowed back in the pool
10th Jun 2020
Round The Rock in August with my brother - 48 hilly miles around Jersey - if it's not cancelled, of course.
8th Jun 2020
Windermere one Way. Cancelled this yr due to a pesky pandemic
6th Jun 2020
In terms of planning/logisitcs, I'm on the quest for 100 Marathons. I've done 82 so far (as of 5/6/2020), but lockdown has stopped races. I don't race them all, but in terms of my PB I'd love to break 3:19 at some point in the near future.
5th Jun 2020
Don't have anything in mind honestly... just interested in trying to be a good version of myself :)
4th Jun 2020
Running without stopping to roll into a bodybag.
27th May 2020
Convincing myself to do marathon #2.
22nd May 2020
Keeping up with fitness as I age
22nd May 2020
To stay consistent with my running to find out how much I can really improve
21st May 2020
Finding my mojo to start training for the rescheduled London Marathon.
19th May 2020
Returning to fitness and improving general health. 2019 began on a high that continued to late September, but its been a bit **** since then. Feeling more motivated now to get healthy and enjoying my running again.
17th May 2020
I sort of maybe said I might do an ultra.
9th May 2020
Getting back into a habit of training with the little one in my life
8th May 2020
5th May 2020
Short term, keeping motivated and relatively fit while unable to leave the house and garden area.
5th May 2020
Figuring out what I want to be when I grow up, and then becoming it.
28th Apr 2020
Getting to the start line of the NYC marathon in November 2020 injury free and with enough training behind me to do the race justice (ie to run it - not bothered about racing this one, it's about the experience)
11th Apr 2020
Either/and Lakeland 100 or the Barkley Fall Classic in TN, USA.
6th Apr 2020
Outlaw! July 26th 2020. Massive physical and mental challenge for CRUK
27th Feb 2020
Not getting ill with mental illness and being in some sort of control. Not having a flare up of gout and keeping out of the way of negativity and stupidity.
24th Feb 2020
Making sure I am still running when I push towards 80! I thought 70 was going to be a challenge but that turned out quite easy!
24th Jan 2020
Not falling apart as I get more mature
11th Jan 2020
Who knows, I have completed many events up to Double ironman distance and I am always looking forward to the next challenge. I would love to qualify for Team GB as an age group triathlete and one day doing a deca-ironman and would love to do Arch2Arc
8th Jan 2020
Hoping that I don't upset anyone in my new job of 2020.
27th Dec 2019
Aiming for sub 3:30 at VLM 2020
27th Dec 2019
Getting speed back into my old legs. Or maybe PBS are a thing of that past?
22nd Dec 2019
Returning from my knee injury. I appear to have broken myself.
8th Dec 2019
A full marathon in 2020. I want to join the 1%.
8th Dec 2019
If I ever manage to get fit enough again, then there's a 30 mile ultra in Sherwood Forest to be done again!
1st Dec 2019
Getting my sister to complete her first half marathon ;-)
11th Nov 2019
Getting fit again and coming to terms with running being over and done wit. 2020 is the year I hope to do the Serpentine Swim to get my Classic Medal
8th Nov 2019
Getting back up to Ultra distance. I don't think I'll ever do more than 50, because I think it might have broken me a bit.
6th Nov 2019
My own insecurities and negative thinking
29th Oct 2019
Now I’ve run my target race and completed a marathon I just aim to keeping running!
12th Oct 2019
Overcoming intermittent mild PF and medial tibial stress syndrome
9th Oct 2019
Getting fit again after several years of being a lazy git!
9th Oct 2019
Being realistic about what my body can now deliver
7th Oct 2019
getting to grips with once I am past 60, my times will slow down dramatically
4th Oct 2019
Getting long run distances back up to 10+ miles after an operation in 2016 (and another in 2018)
20th Sep 2019
Keep on improving to the best of my ability with time available to train. My first challenge was a sub 4 marathon, after my first marathon the VMLM in 4.07 I had 2 'false starts' and then I managed a sub 3.30 in my second marathon.
16th Sep 2019
Montane Lakeland 50!
14th Sep 2019
I've been running for 10 years, so I've done the main challenges that I had: sub 3 marathon; West Highland Way, which is the premier ultra up here in Scotland. I'm hoping to keep running until I'm 100. The challenge is avoiding injury, innit?! :-)
6th Sep 2019
Living with the heartache I have from both of my daughters, and holding on to the hope that things will change, every day is a challenge.
26th Aug 2019
Life. But- whatever the challenges that pop up, they are only manageable because I run. That head clearing space, sense of mental well being that my runs give me means I can face whatever comes along. I terms of running- can I get close to PBs at 48
8th Aug 2019
As always, I think it's ensuring the continued success and survival of the site. But I've no reason to think that won't happen.
21st May 2019
Remaining consistent with my training
6th May 2019
Fighting middle age
1st May 2019
continuing to avoid injury while striking a balance between doing my best and not pushing too hard
30th Apr 2019
Improving my 10K under 39mins
2nd Apr 2019
7th Mar 2019
2:45 for a marathon, at least in the running world. Might run out of time now I'm 50.
26th Feb 2019
21st Jan 2019
Getting back to fitness and the glory days of 2014/15 when I was running well.
10th Jan 2019
It has always been sub 3.30 Marathon but I'm still 'hopeful'
9th Jan 2019
Shifting the pounds without injury
6th Jan 2019
Trying to get back to fitness by being patient and training sensibly, anyone who knows me knows that I'm not patient or sensible so it's going to be a bit of a challenge.
1st Jan 2019
13th Nov 2018
Pendine Ultra in April 2019
24th Oct 2018
Keeping going
20th Oct 2018
Keeping moving. Not letting injuries and my interesting spine/pelivs/slipped disc combo from stopping me doing the sports I enjoy.
9th Oct 2018
Being the best I can be and knowing when I'm there
7th Aug 2018
Keeping my fitness level the same (or improving it) as I gradually get older (I mean physically of course - in my mind I'm still nowhere near middle-age)
6th Aug 2018
Losing weight so I can run faster 5k’s, 10k’s and HM’s
18th Jul 2018
Right now, to get my strength and fitness back after injury.
16th Jul 2018
Wondering about getting into Audaxing to satisfy my inner 'explorer' without knackering my legs like a marathon seems to do.
9th Jul 2018
trying to get my times back down and wava to my 3 years ago efforts!
6th Jul 2018
After a lot of running last year I need to figure out what my goals are. Not sure I am up for the 80+ mile weeks. One side says go for 2:36 marathon (5:59 per mile) but other side says just enjoy it. Might give the 95 mile WHW race a bash next year.
4th Jul 2018
30th Jun 2018
Work is my biggest challenge at the moment. It's all-consuming, and stressful. Running-wise I need to work on my speed and lose some weight. But will I?
27th Jun 2018
Doing an IronMan. Gotta be done sometime, once I've learned to swim properly & persuaded OH it is a good idea (which will be never)
18th Jun 2018
Right now, it's the thought of cycling the South Downs Way on July 14th - 100 miles offroad with 4000m of ascent. It will be my biggest day ever in the saddle, if I can do it...
17th Jun 2018
Getting older and keeping going!
15th Jun 2018
Keeping fit enough to keep going - achilles being the main risk. Investigated surgery a few years back - but advised it was only 60 - 70% chance of fix, and 3 - 4 months in a fixed boot ... so far managing with monthly physio and living with it.
15th Jun 2018
3 regular runs a week due to having 2 demanding little girls!
15th Jun 2018
Keeping up the mileage and fitting runs in due to family commitments and health issues.
15th Jun 2018
Everyday is a challenge, a big one but it only serves to show me how strong I have become.
15th Jun 2018
Cotswold Classic 1/2 Iron Man distance tri
15th Jun 2018
The biggest challenge in my future is to stay fit and well.
15th Jun 2018
Bantham Swoosh.
15th Jun 2018
Avoiding injury and keeping my current enthusiasm high.
14th Jun 2018
Running 5k in one lump this year after suffering PF
14th Jun 2018
Several years of injury have made long runs more historical romance than factual. Now trying to slowly get back into regular running, steadily picking up mileage, so that a 10k or even HM becomes a possibility...
14th Jun 2018
Tor des Geants in September 2018.
14th Jun 2018
There's an ultra in me somewhere, I'm sure of it.
14th Jun 2018
A three day ride from London to Burton-on-Trent at the end of July, 180 miles
14th Jun 2018
Fixing my knee so I can run again
14th Jun 2018
Not getting slower as I get older. I'd like to get above 75% WAVA also
14th Jun 2018
Telling my wife I want to do an Iron Man.
14th Jun 2018
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