SRI CHINMOY

(1931 - 2007)

This site started out as my running blog 16 years ago, but as time has gone on its expanded to include triathlon, cycling, trekking, kayaking and whatever else I try my hand at. The common thread is "Self-Transcendence", a term popularised by Sri Chinmoy, who has been 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 yoga. He once said "Each step forward has a sacred meaning of its own", and that's how this site acquired it's name. Back in 2019 I was hiking and trail-running in Yosemite before racing a 10k in Kenya and hiking to a waterfall at Mt Meru in Tanzania. Then came "lockdown" and since then it has mostly been virtual racing, running against friends from around the world on my own courses in Bristol and Bath. That wasn't the kind of racing I would have chosen, but the results have been good by my standards - I was very happy to break 19 mins for a 5k and 40 mins for a 10k now I'm in my early 50s and my 2-mile times have been the best for 10 years. Things are starting to unlock now and it looks as though the Iron-distance Tri I've signed up for should be going ahead. As part of my training for that I've just clocked 3:48 for a solo marathon and I'm starting to get back out on the bike. Balancing the demands of the three sports is going to be an interesting challenge.....

Garga Roger Chamberlain

ARTICLES FROM 2021

     

MOUNTAINS & TRAILS
ROAD RUNNING & TRI
CYCLING
  CAPETOWN 10k
  WESTONBIRT 90k
  CHICO MARATHON BRISTOL - LONGLEAT
    BRISTOL-BREAN
     

ARTICLES FROM 2020

      

MOUNTAINS & TRAILS
ROAD RUNNING & TRI
CYCLING
HAUPTAPFELBAUM "CHICO" SOLO  MARATHON LACOCK LOOP
OLCHON VALLEY RUN SRI CHINMOY 12 HOUR WALK LACOCK LOOP 2
MELDON HIKE AFRICA 5K VIRTUAL RACE JACK & GRACE COTTON
GRANITE WAY RACE AMERICAS 5K VIRTUAL RACE AVEBURY 88
TREBAH ANTARCTICA 5K VIRTUAL RACE JACK & GRACE COTTON 2
PORTHALLOW ASIA 5K VIRTUAL RACE GLASTONBURY RIDE
PRE-DAWN HILL RUN AUSTRALIA.OCEANIA 5K BRASSKNOCKER
  EUROPE 5K VIRTUAL RACE CASTLES DIY AUDAX
  PACIFIC OCEAN 2 MILER MENDIP LAKES & GORGES
  SOUTHERN OCEAN 2 MILER COTSWOLD EDGE DIY
  ATLANTIC OCEAN 2 MILER ALL THE CLIMBS DIY
  MIDSUMMER 10K  
  ARCTIC OCEAN RELAY  
  SRI CHINMOY MARATHON  
  CELEBRATIONS 2 MILER  
  2-MILE VIRTUAL GRAND PRIX  
  CHRISTMAS TRIP RACES  

ARTICLES FROM 2019

    

MOUNTAINS & TRAILS
ROAD RUNNING & TRI
CYCLING
HEILIGENBERG RUN "CHICO" MARATHON OVER THE MENDIPS 2
PHILOSOPHENWEG LEE VALLEY 2 MILE RACE CAMBRIAN 1G AUDAX
CARLINGFORD FOREST NYC 2 MILE RACE APRIL STEVE COATES AUDAX
SLIEVE FOY POMPHREY 5K APRIL SLAUGHTERED I T C AUDAX
BAOU DE LA GAUDE CARLINGFORD 2 AVALON SUNRISE 400
YOSEMITE FALLS POMPHREY 5K MAY STROUD 5 VALLEYS
GLACIER POINT ST JEANNET 2 MILER OVER THE MENDIPS 3
KARURA FKF 10K VOBSTER QUAY AQUATHLON CAL 75 MILE RIDE
MERU WATERFALL IPSWICH 2 MILE RACE PEACE STATUE CHALLENGE
DEVIL'S PUNCHBOWL SOLO 10K SWIM  
PEACE STATUE CHALLENGE MAHIYAN'S MYSTERY RACE  
  SAN DIEGO 2 MILER  
  GOLDEN GATE PARK  
  PEACE STATUE CHALLENGE  

  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.
 
 
   
   

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) NEOLITHIC HALF MARATHON 04 GUNUNG BATUR TREK
RAS Y MAST 2004 MT. KINABALU (Sabah)
 
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

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