The 40 Challenges


There is nothing I like more than a really good challenge…and this one is going to blow my socks off! Forty challenges, with the overall aim of raising £4040.40. Hope you will help me!


  1. Learn to alpine ski.
  2. Learn to cross-country ski!
  3. Have a gliding lesson.
  4. Run in the Newark Anarchy Adventure Race.
  5. Go to a Foo Fighters concert.
  6. Spend a whole day in my PJs doing nothing but relaxing (I’ve never done this before!!).
  7. Have a clay pigeon shooting lesson.
  8. Learn to use crampons and ice axes in the mountains.
  9. Eat in a Michelin Star Restaurant.
  10. Go on a meditation weekend.
  11. Spend half term in Scotland on a Winter Mountaineering training course.
  12. Milk a cow.
  13. Assist in the birth of an animal.
  14. Complete the first Lincoln Colour Run.
  15. Complete the lakes open water swim race – 2.6 miles.
  16. Enter and complete a Cani-Cross race with Pippa.
  17. Climb the Stenigot Tower.
  18. Go to the ballet.
  19. Go to Paris for the first time.
  20. Attend the Buckingham Palace Garden Party and meet the Queen!
  21. Bury a time capsule.
  22. Go to London Zoo.
  23. Give blood.
  24. Go on a relaxation spa day with Aggi.
  25. Climb to the summit of one of the seven summits of the world, Mount Elbrus.
  26. Send a message in a bottle.
  27. Open Lincoln UTC at Greestone.
  28. Design and make a silver spoon.
  29. Go to Russia for the first time.
  30. Learn to Roller-Ski.
  31. Complete the 100km Race to the Stones.
  32. Ride a Penny Farthing.
  33. Work towards a Doctoral Diploma in Strategic Leadership.
  34. Keep a blog and photo diary of my 40th year.
  35. Climb a big mountain or complete a physical challenge in December 2015 (still to decide which one!).
  36. Proudly attend Q’s Graduation from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (and resist the urge to run across the parade square waving my arms in the air).
  37. Take part in the Crystal Maze.
  38. Take Mollie on a low ropes and high ropes course.
  39. …one space for a challenge…
  40. Raise £4,040.40 for charity.


3 thoughts on “The 40 Challenges

  1. Carol Lord

    No 15 YYYIIPPPPEEEEE. YOU PROMISED SO GO GIRL. I’ll sort it out and let you know when I’m registering for the 3.8k. Derwentwater Is June, Ullswater is July and Coniston’s August. Let me know which one. Lots of love ,,,,, Lordy Lordy :):):)

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