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. In 2017 I had the opportunity to run in France, Greece, Ireland, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Macedonia, Monte Negro & USA. As well as that I found myself riding epic hilly challenges in the Lake District & South Wales, swimming in the Wye at the Monmouth Aquathlon and clocking up 19.05 for a 5k race. 2018 started with a  10k in Dubrovnik and a hilly ride in the North Downs, then a hike on the Sugarloaf, races in Siem Reap and some explorations of Angkor Wat on a mountain bike...now I've 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.......Garga Roger Chamberlain

 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
  NY 2 MILER N SOMERSET GRIMPEUR
  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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