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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…


Monday Morning Motivation: Fight the resistance

Person sleeping in a glass igloo in Peru

When you think you need more sleep, forget it. Fight the resistance is a film by Territory Run Co. illustrating the personal fight to own the run and chase down what we wish to achieve. Fight the Resistance from Territory Run Co. on Vimeo. Transcript It’s here. The Resistance. It feeds Read more…


Visiting Lymington Woodside parkrun

Selfie of Tamsyn and Liz

I’ve been feeling really down about my fitness levels recently, so I’ve decided to mix things up a bit. Two weeks ago, we decided to run somewhere new and visited Lymington Woodside parkrun. Lymington Woodside parkrun Stuart and I visited Lymington parkrun as it’s one of the events that are Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Fastest Known Times

Fastest Known Time website logo

If you’re not feeling the love for road races this summer, then how about trying to achieve some fastest known times? You don’t need to tackle a mountain or long-distance trail, you could just aim for your own Strava segment. From humble grassroots beginnings in the 1990s, the activity (and Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Home

Woman in a neon jacket against a backdrop of a volcanic landscape

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation is pondering the roads and trails that made you who you are. Where did your running start? Which locations are indelibly etched in your memories when you think of running? Above all, what’s your running home? No runner was made in a day. Each of Read more…


Two runs in a row at Southampton parkrun

Wet tarmac

Yesterday was my first buggy run at Southampton parkrun for a number of weeks. I’ve missed a few because of being in Warwick for the parkrun Ambassadors Conference, then I was in Tenby for the Long Course Weekend. After that, I was at Thunder Run. Last weekend, I had relatives Read more…