100 things to do before I'm 30... Jonny Heald is nearly two-thirds of the way there!
MANY 20-somethings have ideas of what they would like to do by the time they reach 30.
For some it may involve settling down and getting married. Ambitions of others may be focused on their career.
Jonny Heald, however, wants to complete a list of 100 challenges he set himself when he turned 20.
Now 27, he is nearly two-thirds of the way through his list, having ticked off things like sky diving, running the London Marathon, swimming with dolphins, walking on glass, getting his hands on the FA Cup, playing a match at the City Ground, driving a car to Mongolia and riding a bike from Land's End to John O' Groats.
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His upcoming challenges include learning to fly a plane, wing-walking and breaking the Guinness World Record for the number of high-fives in a 24-hour period.
For the latter, he hopes to smash the record of 8,000 – set in Canada – by reaching 10,000.
He plans to start on Friday, March 8, taking in The Script gig at Capital FM Arena that evening before going around the city's pubs and clubs and then the shops the next day before finishing at the City Ground, where his beloved Nottingham Forest will be playing Wolves.
Jonny, of Long Eaton, said: "When I turned 20, I thought I had often let opportunities go and I wanted to change that. I was really keen to make sure I did this.
"After I went on Channel 5 game show called Brainteaser and lost, a friend challenged me to go on another and win it.
"Then I got thinking of other things I'd like to do and I started to form a list. I eventually thought why not decide on 100 things to do by the time I reach 30."
Jonny, a primary school teacher, did realise his ambition of winning a game show – picking up £26,000 on Noel Edmonds' Deal or No Deal.
He added: "I've been on a game show, seen lots of great things in the world. There have been so many exciting challenges."
Along the way he has raised £30,000 for charities including the British Heart Foundation.
And his efforts also got him noticed, to the extent he was invited to carry the Olympic Torch through Coventry – near where he has been teaching – last year.
He may have more than 30 things to tick off his list before his 30th – on August 3, 2015 – but he remains confident: "I'm stepping up the efforts. A few things are already booked in and I believe I can reach my target."