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Kingsbury Water parkrun

Tamsyn holding a Kingsbury Water parkrun selfie frame.

This year as part of the parkrun Conference, delegates were driven to Kingsbury Water parkrun. I was really excited to see what it would be like as it’s not an event that I’ve tried before. Trail-testing CONTRA When we arrived at Kingsbury Water, there was a stand with CONTRA clothing Read more…


Trying out Nuu-Muu at Southampton parkrun

Tamsyn running whilst pushing a buggy. She is wearing a Ruu-Muu running dress.

Last Saturday was another parkrun at Southampton for me. It was also a great opportunity to try out an interesting product that I’ve been sent – a Nuu-Muu (or more precisely, a Ruu-Muu). What is a Nuu-Muu? I was recently contacted by Carolyn from Nuu-Muu to ask whether I’d like Read more…


Couch to Active

Win a copy of Couch to Active

I was really excited to receive a review copy of Lyn Lindbergh’ book Couch to Active. I desperately want to exercise and get fitter but am struggling to live an active life. My hope was that this book would inspire me and help me find solutions that would work for me. Read more…


Funky Copyiat Medina

Tamsyn in her Copyiat leggings at Medina parkrun with M

This weekend was really good with a couple of firsts for me – a new parkrun and some new Copyiat leggings. I first tried to do Medina parkrun a couple of years ago when I was pregnant. On that occasion, I drove from Appley Park (where I was staying) to Medina Read more…


Improving your transition times

Transition bags ready!

Did you know that the key to getting a PB is improving your transition times? I’ve been to support a few friends at various multisport events recently. It is amazing how often winning or losing is determined in transition. In an aquathlon, a woman who was one of the first Read more…


Zest for life

Zestful compression socks

One of the products that I’ve been testing recently is a pair of Zestful Compression socks. The socks are available in a wide range of colours (black, white, royal blue, pink, and white with red), but I chose white with turquoise as a lot of my running kit is turquoise. Read more…


Book review: This Girl Ran – Tales of a Party Girl Turned Triathlete

This Girl Ran

One of the things that I’ve been missing most about my pre-baby life is the ability to sit down and read a book when I need some down time. I’ve realised that I’m spending too much time staring at a screen, so I’ve been avoiding the TV in the evening Read more…


Getting back on track for Reading Half Marathon and testing GearBunch leggings

Tamsyn wearing Gear Bunch leggings whilst running

It was really nice to be back running at Southampton parkrun. I’m feeling stiff, tired and unfit, so I decided to do my best to enjoy my run. I know my fitness will come back when I get into a more regular programme of exercise. About 500m in, I caught Read more…


A week where I managed to swim, cycle and run (at last!)

Reading FC hospitality package competition image

Wow – what a week! Swimming On Monday, I wasn’t feeling motivated to get in the pool. I think M knew that Stu was out with his friends watching the Superbowl on Sunday night, so she decided that she’d also like to be up partying. I got very little sleep Read more…


From Blind Man to Ironman – review and giveaway

Haseeb Ahmad running with a guide

It’s been months since I’ve been able to read a real book, but Baby M is finally sleeping spending night time in her own room, which means that when I get into bed, I can have a light on and can read. There are lots of things from the last Read more…