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Monday Morning Motivation: Running the Leadville 100

Still from Moments at Elevation

The Leadville 100 is an iconic race for ultrarunners. Moments at Elevation, from filmmaker Isaiah Jay, explores the spirit, struggle, and magic that empowers hopefuls across the finish line. Isaiah follows four endurance athletes from Colorado’s Adrenalin Project.   Athletes: Maggie Walsh, Luke Jay, Casey Hill, Jason Michalak   Transcript Just being able to have no commitments, Read more…


Preparing for Southampton MoRun

A road that goes off into the distance.

Southampton MoRun is fast approaching, and I’ll be honest that my preparations have not been ideal thus far. I’ve only done 13 runs over 9km so far in 2018. The last time I ran that far was at Thunder Run in July. My most recent parkruns I had plans to Read more…


MoRun in Southampton + 21 other locations in the British Isles

Lego figure with a large moustache

I was really excited to learn that a MoRun will be taking place in Southampton this year. Every year Southampton hosts Race for Life and various other runs to raise awareness of women’s cancers, but there are few events to raise awareness and valuable funds to support men’s health. Prostate Read more…


Two parkruns in a row at Southampton

Tamsyn's Strava stats from September 2018

I’ve been doing a bit of parkrun tourism recently, so it was great to do two parkruns at Southampton.  I’m getting ever slower, but it was lovely to be able to catch up with friends. It’s hilarious that it says it was my fastest time this year. It’s my fastest Read more…


Dinton Pastures parkrun

Tamsyn with M and Ellie heading towards the finish of Dinton Pastures parkrun

Despite still having his finger splinted, Stu took part in the Serpentine Swim on Saturday. To help him avoid rail issues and for a faster journey, I agreed to drive him to Basingstoke. This meant that I was able to do some parkrun tourism… something which Stuart tolerates rather than Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Jim Walmsley

Jim Walmsley running against a backdrop of mountains

From 9MindAsylum, “Lighting The Fire: Wrong Turns” tells the story of Jim Walmsley’s eventful start in the sport of ultrarunning. Jim Walmsley was honourably discharged from the Air Force and had several bouts of severe depression. He turned to running to get his life back on track. He moved to 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…


Monday Morning Motivation: Four Ninety Three (Vanessa Low)

Vanessa Low

“Four Ninety Three” tells the story of German Paralympic athlete Vanessa Low, her coach Roderick Green and their mutual journey to the Paralympic Games 2016 in Rio. After the London games in 2012 and no results, Vanessa was questioning her place in her sport. She was not progressing and was Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: George Etzweiler – For the love of Mary

George Etzweiler

This week’s heart-warming and inspirational film is about George Etzweiler, a ‘vintage’ runner. The first time 98-year-old runner George Etzweiler completed the race up the northeast’s tallest peak, Mount Washington, he was 69 years old. Despite having a pacemaker, the Pennsylvania resident continues to compete in the gruelling 7.6-mile race. Read more…


Trelissick parkrun

Red-faced selfie of Tamsyn

This year is feeling full of ups and downs.  I had high hopes for my week in Cornwall and envisaged fitting in an aquathlon in Penzance at the Jubilee Lido as well as completing Fowey Harbour swim, but in the end, they were not meant to be. I did, however, Read more…