The 40 challenges

  1. Do the Monster Swim in Loch Ness CANCELLED Swim through under Durdle Door ✓
  2. Do a triathlon. Do a ‘si-athlon’ (a slow triathlon) ✓
  3. Spend a day writing songs ✓
  4. Read a ‘classic’ (Eugene Onegin) ✓
  5. Cycle round the Isle of Wight ✓
  6. Swim to an island ✓
  7. Make a music video / takeaway show
  8. New years day swim in the sea ✓
  9. Month without Facebook (February) ✓
  10. (Godless) Pray ✓
  11. Write 40 short stories of 40 words each
  12. Complete a 1.5k open water swim (17th August) ✓
  13. Do the Big Chill Swim (1st February) ✓
  14. Volunteer
  15. Bake some bread ✓
  16. Make a piece of land art in memory of Irene Mensah on her birthday (15th October)
  17. Go skinnydipping
  18. Enter a night time mountain bike race
  19. Night time walk ✓
  20. Make jam
  21. Enter the South Downs film competition CANCELLED Complete an online course
  22. Get a tattoo
  23. Enter a mountain bike race (8th March) ✓
  24. Walk 40km
  25. Enter a photography/video competition ✓
  26. Make a mix on Mixcloud ✓
  27. Karen’s hippy challenge
  28. Give a talk/reading
  29. Take a beercan pinhole camera photo ✓
  30. Write a Christmas song
  31. Beat last year’s time for the Marlow 750m open water swim (24th August) ✓
  32. Enter the 24-hour zine challenge ✓
  33. Make a family tree ✓
  34. Enter the Wellington Welly Throwing competition ✓
  35. Climb a mountain ✓
  36. Phone Dr Karl & Rhod ✓
  37. Enter the KCRW 24 hour radio race (August) ✓
  38. Do some guerrilla gardening ✓
  39. Do an indoor swimathon (23rd March) ✓
  40. Try to get a magazine article published ✓
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