I created the 4040 Challenge to celebrate my 40th on a high and to raise vital funds for two military charities - Walking With The Wounded and the Royal British Legion.
The challenge comprised of 40 unique missions to be completed in the 40 days before I turned 40 years old... whilst still doing my day job.
Each one was designed to push me mentally and/or physically and in the most, were 40 themed.
In total, I completed over 300 tasks in the time period.
More importantly, I hit my fundraising target of £4,000 - not bad for 40 days hard work.
The 40 Missions completed in 40 days
Dive with sharks for at least 40 minutes
Erect the largest building poppy in London, 40m high, courtesy of Jeffrey Archer
40 shuttle runs of Saracens Rugby pitch
Swim 40 lengths of the London Olympic Pool
Jump a total of 40m from the Olympic boards
Ice climb a total of 40m
Read a 40 year old novel - JAWS
Watch a 40 year old film - Blazing Saddles
Host a 40 question pub quiz
Swim a total of 40m underwater, naked. oh er!
Use 40 different modes of transport
Cross the Thames, 40 different ways
Try 40 different beers
Travel at over 40mph, unassisted
Climb a country high point
Travel over 40,000 miles
Eat 40 different foods/cuisines
The Secret Mission, for my wife ;-)
Make 40 cups of tea for the office
Stand as a Toy Soldier statue in Covent Garden for 40 minutes
Produce 40 unique photographs of the challenge
Stair climb a 40 storey building - The Heron Tower
Serve 40 Military pints for serving / former HM Forces
Make a three course meal in 40 minutes
Plant 40 poppies at the Tower Of London
Taste 40 different cheeses in one sitting
40 minute SPIN session at 4,000m
Complete the Circle Line Pub Crawl
Complete a 40 shot ping pong rally
Learn to play 'The Last Post' on the keyboard. (Hardest of them all!)
The MAC OFF - as many Big Macs as poss. in 40 minutes
Place a £40 bet in a casino
Visit 40 military sights / memorials in a day
Try 40 different drinks
'Fly' a Jumbo Jet at 40,000ft
Walking Home For Christmas, for Walking with the Wounded
Travel at over 40 knots on a speedboat
Feed 40 sharks and fish
Learn 40 countries' location, flag and capital city
Free climb a total of 40m