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35 BEFORE 35 is my mission to complete 35 physical challenges before my 35th birthday all in aid of charity – Leeds MIND and Yorkshire Cancer Research. While I’m working my way through these challenges, not only do I want to raise A LOT of money, but I also want to show that with a healthy mind and body, you really can achieve anything you put your mind to. Remember, even Mo Farrah had to start somewhere!

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”

George Addair

I know there are a lot of ’30 before 30′-style bucket lists out there, but here’s where 35 BEFORE 35 is different – I want to do something that really pushes my boundaries physically as well as mentally while raising money for charity.

I have definitely neglected my mental health over my physical health recently and I can’t stress enough how important it is to check in with yourself on a regular basis.

So in doing this and almost exposing the way my mind works with you all, I hope to inspire and help anyone out there who may be feeling a bit low or lost at the same time.

New Challenges
CHALLENGE 29

CHALLENGE 29

Scary Escape Room – tonight! After a few anxiety filled months with work, the pressure I’ve put myself under over the last few challenges such as the Leeds Liverpool Canal Run, abseil and via ferrata as examples and a few behind the scenes mini projects, I wanted my...

CHALLENGE 28

CHALLENGE 28

Even though I’ve been a novice cyclist over the last seven years, I feel like I’ve done some awesome rides. Two cross-country charity bike rides, from Yeovil to Huddersfield one year, and then Arsenal to Huddersfield another year. I have also recently cycled up...

CHALLENGE 27

CHALLENGE 27

This is one of the challenges that I have been looking forward to ALL year! I just love the idea of knowing that my only focus this week, will be to wake up and just run, day after day, I cannot wait! Again, I’m writing this at the end of July with deep heat thick on...

CHALLENGE 26

CHALLENGE 26

This challenge is another one of those activities that I have always been intrigued to try out but again, like challenge 24 (Aqua Park and Paddle boarding) there is no way I would even consider attempting this as I have always been too scared! However, that’s not 35...

CHALLENGE 25

CHALLENGE 25

The plan is to complete my first ever Duathlon! I was feeling confident about the distances, but I’m writing this as I've got my left ankle covered in an ice pack so fingers crossed that I’ll actually be able to go ahead with this next challenge. I've decided to start...

Recent Blog Posts

Seven challenges down

I can’t believe I’m seven challenges down, having raised just under £400 already! Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me and donated so far. I really couldn’t be doing any of this without you all. You all know who you are, so thank you from the bottom of...

It’s time to be short!

“She can’t be a runner, look at her legs”. What I perceive other people saying about my marathon legs. Well, enough is enough! Join me and embrace what you may think your ‘imperfections’ are. Our legs do a pretty damn good job at what they do, it’s time to cut them some slack!

Why do I do it?

Hours and hours of training you say? Well yes, I’m not going to lie. Challenging yourself to something new will inevitably take up a lot of your time as you’ll be busy training and juggling life…

Making a difference, one challenge at a time

Fundraising

Throughout my 35 BEFORE 35 challenge, I’ll be fundraising for the following charities over the next 20 months.

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