SRI CHINMOY

(1931 - 2007)

This site started out as a running blog, but now seems to have expanded to include triathlon, cycling, trekking and whatever else I try my hand (or feet) at. The common thread is "Self-Transcendence", a term popularised by Sri Chinmoy, my spiritual teacher since 1993. Best known as a meditation teacher, Sri Chinmoy was a decathlete in his youth and later an endurance athlete and record-breaking weightlifter. He encouraged his students to make exercise and endurance sport a part of their inner and outer life. He once said "Each step forward has a sacred meaning of its own", and that's how this site acquired it's name. There are blog posts/articles on Sri Chinmoy, Iron-distance triathlon, fell running and climbing Mount Agung in Indonesia as well as posts of all the races, canoe trips and bike rides I take part in. 2018 started with a 10k in Dubrovnik and a hilly ride in the North Downs, then a hike on the Sugarloaf, races in Cambodia and some explorations of Angkor Wat on a mountain bike. I then I celebrated my 50th birthday with a 960k ride from Filton to Heidelberg and a lifetime PB of 2.23 for Standard Distance Triathlon, a return to Half Ironman distance in the beautiful surroundings of the New Forest and a historic run in ancient Rome. I rounded the year off with the 10k at Weston and in between all that I chalked up 5 rides out of a year-long AAA challenge (12 monthly Audax rides with 1000m+ climbing ridden sequentially). 2019 began with a 10k on the dramatic coastline of the Algarve on New Year's Day and a chilly swim-run at Albufeira the next morning. I've got another 7 hilly bike challenges to complete between now and July and I'm planning to step up to 10k in open water swimming. Oh and maybe climb Kilimanjaro.......Garga Roger Chamberlain

 ARTICLES FROM 2019

     

MOUNTAINS & TRAILS
ROAD RUNNING & TRI
CYCLING
     

ARTICLES FROM 2018

        

MOUNTAINS & TRAILS
ROAD RUNNING & TRI
CYCLING
SRI CHINMOY SIEM REAP 7 SIEM REAP 2 MILER ANGKOR THOM & BAYON
BROADWAY TOWER BROADWAY 2 BANTEAY KDAI & TA PROHM
BIARRITZ 2 MILE RACE FILTON FLYER 5k APRIL CAMBRIAN 2B 200k
ARTHUR'S SEAT RUN EDINBURGH 2 MILER KINGS, CASTLES, ETC. 200k
ARTHUR'S SEAT HIKE COTSWOLD STANDARD TRI YATMON 150k
PICOTA HIKE NY 2 MILER N SOMERSET GRIMPEUR
VALES SUSPENSOS NY 7 x 2 x 0.9 RELAY PUJALOY PILGRIMAGE 1
  NEW FOREST MD TRI PUJALOY PILGRIMAGE 2
  CIRCUS MAXIMUS+APPIAN WAY PUJALOY PILGRIMAGE 3
  2 MILE RACE, PARIS PUJALOY PILGRIMAGE 4
  CHRISTMAS CRACKER 10K PUJALOY PILGRIMAGE 5
    STROUD 5 VALLEYS
    OVER THE MENDIPS / CAL
    COTSWOLD TELEGRAM
    COAST & COACH ROADS
    COTSWOLD CORKER

ARTICLES FROM 2017

       

MOUNTAINS & TRAILS
ROAD RUNNING & TRI
CYCLING
MORZINE RUN
MONMOUTH AQUATHLON SEVERN BRIDGE RIDE
GOLAVEC OVER THE MENDIPS
KOTOR HIKE CAMBRIAN 1k 100K
LOVCHEN PARK TWO CASTLES 10K CAMBRIAN 1k 100k #2
KOTOR FORT MORNINGTON 2 CAMBRIAN 1g 100K
BUDVA OLD OLIVE COTSWOLD TRI  
  SOFIA 2 MILER  
  SKOPJE PEACE MILE  
  BANJA LUKA 2 MILER  
  BUDVA 1 MILER  
  BUDVA 2 MILER  
  BUDVA 1 MILER #2  
  BUDVA 4 MILER  

ARTICLES FROM 2016

      

MOUNTAINS & TRAILS
ROAD RUNNING & TRI
CYCLING
 
   
   
   
   
     MARLBOROUGH CONNECTION

ARTICLES FROM 2015

MOUNTAINS & TRAILS
ROAD RUNNING
BIKE, HIKE, TRI, ETC.
 
   
   
   
   
   

ARTICLES FROM 2014

MOUNTAINS & TRAILS
ROAD RUNNING
BIKE, HIKE, TRI, ETC.
 
 
 
 
 
   
     

ARTICLES FROM 2013

MOUNTAINS & TRAILS
ROAD RUNNING
BIKE, HIKE, TRI, ETC.
 
 
   

NEWSFLASH FROM LATE 2012

   

ARTICLES FROM 2012

FELL/TRAIL RUNNING
ROAD RUNNING
BIKE, HIKE, TRI, ETC.
KERNE BRIDGE - SYMONDS YAT
 
   
   

ARTICLES FROM 2011

FELL/TRAIL RUNNING
ROAD RUNNING
BIKE, HIKE, TRI, ETC.

BUDDHANILKANTA

   
   
   
   
   
   

ARTICLES FROM 2010

FELL/TRAIL RUNNING
ROAD RUNNING
BIKE, HIKE, TRI, ETC.
 
 
     

ARTICLES FROM 2009 - # NUMBERS REFER TO RACES DONE AGED 40 (40 RACES)

FELL/TRAIL RUNNING
ROAD RUNNING
BIKE, HIKE, TRI, ETC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
   
   
   

ARTICLES FROM 2008 - # NUMBERS REFER TO RACES DONE AGED 40 (TARGET IS 40 RACES)

FELL/TRAIL RUNNING
RUNNING
BIKING, TRI & HIKING
   
   
   
   

ARTICLES FROM 2007

 

FELL RUNNING
RUNNING
HIKING & BIKING.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ARTICLES FROM 2006

FELL RUNNING
RUNNING
HIKING & BIKING
 
 
 
 
 

 

ARTICLES FROM 2005

   

 
 
 

ARTICLES FROM 2004 & EARLIER

40 SUMMITS SELF TRANSCENDENCE MARATHON GUNUNG AGUNG CRATER TREK
WELSH 1000M PEAKS (Short) SALOMON HELLRUNNER 04 GUNUNG BATUR TREK
RAS Y MAST 2004 NEOLITHIC HALF MARATHON 04 MT. KINABALU (Sabah)
 
 
 
 

 

ARTICLES ON SPIRITUALITY, MEDITATION etc. are on the SRI CHINMOY CENTRE SITE

 

FAVOURITE SITES

My inspiration, Sri Chinmoy - homepage at www.srichinmoy.org
My running club, Sri Chinmoy AC, has its homepages at www.srichinmoyraces.org/uk
My former employer, Cardiff's specialist running shop, www.runandbecome.com
The Sri Chinmoy Centre - my spiritual home, www.srichinmoycentre.org/uk/
My comrade Tejvan R Pettinger from the Sri Chinmoy Cycling Team - www.richardpettinger.com
I am a member of the Welsh FRA - new homepage at www.wfra.org.uk
My good friend Abichal, poet and multiday runner www.abichal.com
The best poetry in the world, http://www.poetseers.org
I love these photos of the Welsh Mountains www.wilderness-wales.co.uk
Classification of Welsh Summits; useful info at http://bubl.ac.uk/org/tacit/tables/wales/
Ceramic artist, unicyclist and Sri Chinmoy Cycling Team dude, Vilas Ed Silverton: http://www.edsilverton.co.uk

Photos from the Ras Guto Nyth Bran 2007 are here: Guto Pictures.

 
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I SAW IN THE SILENCE

Sri Chinmoy

In the desert-silence
I saw God the Warrior.
In the forest-silence
I saw God the Lover.
In the mountain-silence
I saw God the Dreamer.
In the ocean-silence
I saw God the Awakener.
In the sky-silence
I saw God the Liberator.

click here to read Sri Aurobindo's "Invitation".

 

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