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Monday Morning Motivation: Island House Triathlon

Island House Triathlon logo

The 2017 Island House Invitational Triathlon will take place at Highbourne Cay in the Bahamas on 17th – 18th November. It will be staged as three events over the course of two days, awarding $500,000 in prize money. There are four British women taking part: Leanda Cave, Rachel Joyce, Holly Lawrence 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…


Monday Morning Motivation – Crying in the Rain

Cyclists against the rocky landscape during Norseman triathlon

I liked last week’s motivational video about Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon so much that I went hunting for another one and found this one from 2014 – enjoy! “The tears stream down my cheeks from my unblinking eyes. What makes me weep so? There is nothing saddening here. Perhaps it Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Ain’t no mountain high enough

The start of Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon 2016

Earlier this month, some tough triathletes took on the Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon, which is one of the hardest triathlons on the planet. Here’s a video about last year’s event. If you’d like to find out more, visit the event website.


HOWL aquathlon 2017

Tamsyn at the finish of HOWL aquathlon

This evening Stu and I took part in HOWL aquathlon. It’s the second year that the event has taken place and it was my second time taking part. Last year, I was pregnant when I took part, so I was grateful just to be able to do so. This year Read more…


St Swithuns Tri

Tamsyn running with her bike at St Swithuns Tri

St Swithuns Tri was to be my second triathlon of the year. It was a new event, so I was looking forward to seeing the venue. I also guessed that some of the route might be similar to the route used in previous years for Winchester Duathlon, which would be Read more…


Winchester May Day Tri 2017

Tamsyn cycling during Winchester May Day Tri

Last year, Winchester May Day Tri was the only full triathlon that I did, so I was looking forward to doing it again this year. (I did three elements from the Long Course Weekend, over 3 days and the run part of London Triathlon, but they don’t really count!) I was Read more…


Thursday Tri Reads

Cosy image of books and a hot drink

I’ve had a bit of time to be able to read some articles online this week, so here are the ones that I felt were worth sharing… Highways England Cycling e-learning This is an interesting website that features educational materials for cyclists Explained – the best running posture for triathletes Read more…


What Valentine’s Day means to triathletes…

Heart-shaped lights for Valentine's Day

There are several challenges for non-triathletes who are dating triathletes… The first challenge is buying the right gift. Typical Valentines gifts include: underwear shoes Then, of course, there are the activities. You’re thinking you might need some lube to get your pulse racing, whereas we want a HRM (or some Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Bad to the bone

Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon 2015 athletes

If you have 10 minutes to watch this video of Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon 2015 then you’re bound to feel inspired (and in awe of the athletes who take part). Transcript “If you’re looking to test your personal limits and find your mental and physical boundaries in a single day Read more…