In the interests of accountability…


I missed my objective of three classes a week; averaging 2.66. In fairness, I did better in the second half of the year.

Having resolved to compete at least once, I ended up competing 10 times. It turns out I’m not as laid back and uncompetitive as I think I am…. Competing has been great. It’s certainly made my jiu jitsu better, I’ve met some great people and it’s been fun being part of a team (for an individual sport, BJJ has a big team aspect).


Basically a failure. Did a bit at the start of the year, but got overtaken by marathon training and then never got back to it.


Aimed to do the London Marathon in 4h30; did it in 4h27. Nice to go out on an okay time (at least by my standards). But I won’t be doing it again for a while. Marathon training is too hard on my recovery abilities to combine with BJJ competition. Maybe as a midlife crisis event when I hit 45….


At the moment I’m focusing on the Euros. I’ll do a goals for 2018 post when that’s done.

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