Thousand Day Challenge

23 March 2014 to 16 December 2016.

TDC is ultimately a fun and challenging way for me to celebrate my 50th birthday in a couple of years time; as well as the journey getting there; from Spring 2014, which marks 30 years since I started running marathons.

The aim is to include one ‘major’ goal each week; a time trial, a race, a challenge, helping at an event, etc as well as an over all goal of running 10,000 miles in the next 1,000 days. With the idea of having run at least the distance between London and Hawaii [7,280 miles] before the Olympics in August 2016.

If I was able to run 12,450 miles [half the way around the planet] rather than just 10,000 miles in the 2 years 9 months, I would perhaps be likely to try and run the other half [12,450 miles] in the next 2 years and 3 months! Just to make a nice round figure [schuse pun], but that would make for a whopping 96 miles per week for 5 years! Ouch! Hey, dream big!

I hope to be able to complete many smaller challenges along the way but the primary focus and inspiration for this endeavour is to run 50 marathons in 50 days in the year I hit the big Hawaii five oh! [2016].

Some of the provisionally planned challenges:

event miles climb M date
sitc marathon 26.2 365 Mar
conquer everest stairs 8848 May
Westminster Mile 1 May
kent marathon 26.2   May
parkathon 42   June
longest day 100   June
sitc marathon 26.2 365 June
one tree hill 13.1 530 July
sitc ultra 75 1050 Aug
WWFoR 13.1 Oct
Snowdonia 26.2 607 Oct
sitc marathon 26.2 365 Nov
MMM 2014 465   Nov
sitc ultra 50 700 Dec
7 marathons 183   Mar
parkathon 42   June
capital ring 75   July
T184 184   Aug
London to Brighton 60   sept
MMM 2015 465   Nov
sitc ultra 50   Dec
Brathay x10 Windermere 262 4500 May
parkathon 42   June
Bob Graham Round 63-66 27000 July
Fifty Marathons in 50 days 1311   Aug
MMM 2016 465   Nov

As I progress through the 1,000 days, for each completed challenge you find inspiring, please ‘donate’ by making the 


3 thoughts on “Thousand Day Challenge

  1. Pingback: TDC day 1 | OUTRUNTHEZOMBEEZ

  2. Pingback: Marathon Monks | Fascinating Japanese Oddities

  3. Pingback: MMM [TDC224] | OUTRUNTHEZOMBEEZ

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s