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Do you want to be a SOAS Ambassador?

Team SOAS Ambassador 2017 badge

I’ve been a SOAS Ambassador since 2014, and have loved being on the team. The brand is led by strong female triathletes, who really know what women want from their kit (comfort AND style). The other ambassadors (who are spread around the world) have some great stories. If you want Read more…


Phoenix Fit UK elastic lace system giveaway winner announcement

Phoenix fit UK elastic laces

Did you enter my competition to win Phoenix Fit UK elastic lace system? The winners of the Phoenix fit UK elastic laces giveaway on http://fatgirltoironman.co.uk were selected at random on Rafflecopter. Congratulations to:  1. Izzi Normanton 2. Ellie Wood 3. Franny Tran The prize is a pair of Phoenix Fit Read more…


Some good news

Giant City Escape

Thanks to lots of sharing on social media, one of our bikes has been recovered 🙂 I went to Southampton Police Station this morning and identified my Giant Escape City W. It was abandoned less than 5km from where it had been stolen. It still had its panniers attached and Read more…


Are you feeling lucky? Phoenix Fit UK elastic laces review and giveaway

Phoenix fit UK elastic laces in Stuart's shoes

I’ve been lucky enough to have some new laces to try recently. This blog post is my Phoenix Fit UK elastic laces review. They come in a wide range of colours. This pair especially appealed to me as they match my favourite trainers… which match my Team SOAS kit. I Read more…


Have you heard of OOFOs?

Oofos logo

At the beginning of July, I was sent a pair of OOFOS to try out. I’d not heard of them before, but OOFOS are described as ‘footwear recovery specialists’. I was initially sceptical about the product, but after reading that OOFOS recovery footwear was awarded ‘Gear of the Year 2015’ Read more…


What’s in your kit bag?

Tamsyn's bike and bag

One of the aspects of triathlon that can be off-putting for beginners is the sheer amount of kit that is required as this can represent quite an outlay for many people in comparison with running, for example, which just requires a pair of trainers (and a decent sports bra for Read more…


10 of the best sportswear brands for female triathletes

Drawer full of SOAS kit

In the last few years, lots of women-specific sportswear brands have appeared, and it’s great that women now have a wide choice of clothing, so that whatever your size or style, there will be something to suit you. Here are some of the coolest kits I’ve seen online. Soas Racing Read more…


2014 vs. 2015 vs. 2016

Happy selfie of Tamsyn in SOAS kit

It was so exciting to receive my 2016 SOAS Ambassador kit. I’ve shared some pictures on social media, but haven’t had a chance to blog about it until now. Here’s the full kit: Last year, one of the ambassadors made a fantastic video to showcase the new kit: My Facebook/Instagram/Twitter Read more…


Like a second skin…

Woman wearing shorts and crop top

I was so excited when I was asked if I would like to try some of the latest SKINS products. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may remember that I used to do every run in SKINS tights. When I was fatter, I was very self-conscious Read more…


Runderwear winner announcement

Two champagne glasses.

The winner of the Runderwear giveaway on http://fatgirltoironman.co.uk was selected at random. Congratulations to VERITY ALDOUS. The prize is an item of Runderwear of Verity’s choice (either men’s or women’s underpants or a crop top in blue, pink or black). Hopefully, she’ll love this seam-free underwear as much as I do Read more…