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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…


Thunder Run

M waving to the crowds

As in previous years when we’ve done Thunder Run, we drove up to Catton on Thursday, with the intention of setting up camp early on Friday morning. That gave us Thursday afternoon to go for a long walk with M before having dinner with friends. Setting up camp at Catton Read more…


Long Course Weekend 2018 – the good, the bad and the ugly

Tamsyn finishing Long Course Weekend run

Two years ago, I took part in Long Course Weekend. I’d originally entered the full distance, but when I got pregnant, I realised that I wouldn’t be able to do the full event. I loved the experience, so we agreed that we would come back when M was a bit Read more…


Leamington parkrun with the parkrun Ambassadors

Parkrun Annual Conference delegates at Leamington parkrun

As part of the parkrun Ambassadors’ Conference, we were taken by coach to Leamington parkrun. Some people chose to run there… and an unlucky coachload worried that they would have to run there as their coach broke down. Fortunately, there was room for them to squeeze onto the other coaches. Read more…


Climbing a small mountain

Yosemite Valley, USA

I did barely any running in April, so it was nice to see an improvement in May. Let’s hope June is better! After a good run with Rachel yesterday, I had a fairly slow run at Southampton parkrun today: I hope next week’s run is better!


My new SOAS kit and a long run

New Team SOAS kit

I was so excited to receive my new SOAS kit… especially as the parcel contained a handwritten note from Steph (owner and founder of SOAS Racing). I had completely forgotten about the extras that I added to my order this year. I’m so glad I got the puffa jacket, even Read more…


I heart Heartlands parkrun

Heartlands parkrun route with mining headstocks in the background

This weekend, Stuart M and I headed down to Cornwall to visit my family. I’ve not been home since Christmas, so I was looking forward to it. I was also looking forward to trying out a relatively new parkrun at Heartlands. It’s now the nearest parkrun to my mum’s house. (It’s Read more…