Sporting highs from 2012 and New Year’s resolutions

Posted in Uncategorized on December 24, 2012

2012 has been a fantastic year for British sport. The Olympics and Paralympics, Ennis, Farah and Rutherford’s golden hour, the Ryder Cup, Andy Murray’s historic US Open win and Bradley Wiggins did alright too!

Beyond the headlines, we wanted to find out what your personal sporting highlights of 2012 have been and what sporting resolutions you have for 2013 – it’s inspiring stuff!

Mobot Lightning Bolt!

Highlights of 2012

Watching paralympics in the Olympic park with my niece, nephew and their little friends and seeing Wenlock do a Bolt celebration!”… “Running a 10 mile road race in Singapore”… “The Olympics opening ceremony”… “Completing the Trail Des Aiguille Rouge“… “Skiing first tracks in champagne powder at the Grands Montets in Chamonix – Amazing”…

Ellie Simmonds flying down the pool!

“Doing my first ice climb in well over a decade”… “Skiing at Mount Buller in Australia“… “Leading a bike ride from Cologne to Brighton – 352 miles over three days with a troop of super unfit novices and raising £10.5k for Games Aid“… “Climbing on Lundy island, completing all the VS routes on Stanage in a day and running the Loch Ness Marathon sub 4 hours having only managed 6 training runs due to launching  new business the previous month!”

Ice Climbing!

Resolutions for 2013

“To justify my gym membership”… “Do the Crookhaven Run, a lovely run around a natural harbour in West Cork”… “Start running again, drink and smoke less”…“To run the CCC ultra trail”… “Be injury free”… “Do pilates everyday”… “Going to Brazil for a first ascent of a route on a 1200m cliff.”

Time to get running!

“Balancing sport with everyday life and a new job, doing a channel relay swim and taking up ocean rowing”… “Develop a training programme for 2013 which incorporates all the stuff I need to do – like lots of stretching and core work – along with a running programme which will help me get around the Mont Blanc half marathon.”

Sarah Outen inspiring others to take up ocean rowing


Anything is possible!

A very Happy New Year from all the team at upmysport. Thank you for inspiring us and we look forward to helping you achieve your sporting resolutions in 2013!