My parkrun A-Z: Killerton parkrun

People milling around after Killerton parkrun with a superimposed heading: My parkrun A-Z: Killerton parkrun

I’m really finding it hard to exercise this year. I have so few opportunities to get out and, as M is still a terrible sleeper, I’m always sleep deprived. The one thing that is a constant in my life is parkrun. My parkrun PB is 23:40 and I’m a long Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Fit Got Real

Fit Got Real Advert showing women with skateboards.

It’s a couple of years since Sport England launched their This Girl Can campaign launched. There’s now a new chapter: Fit Got Real. Whether you’re cycling to work, literally running the school run, or getting muddy with your pooch in the park, we’re celebrating all the amazing ways you fit Read more…


Friday Five: 5 podcasts that I listen to

5 podcasts that I listen to

Some people like listening to music whilst they’re running, but I tend to run with friends, so it would be antisocial to have headphones on. However, on Fridays, I have the day off, so I listen to podcasts whilst I catch up on housework and prepare food. These 5 podcasts Read more…


Training with friends

Four people strolling along a road together with the text 'training with friends' superimposed on it.

I’ve been struggling to fit in any training because work has been busy. Also, M still doesn’t sleep so I’m always tired. I’m also struggling with my weight, which isn’t helping to make me motivated. I’ve realised that training with friends is the key to getting me back on track. Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Ernie Andrus

Ernie Endrus running whilst holding a flag.

Ragnar Legends may not be the fastest and might not even run the furthest, but they have grit. And they inspire us to break down our own walls. Ernie Andrus is a 93-year-old, World War II Veteran who has run across the country. He has run 6 Ragnar Relays. This Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Overland Triathlon

Still image from Overland Triathlon film showing a group of people in trisuits or swimming trunks getting ready to race.

This past summer, four professional triathletes and one amateur national champion set out to show that triathlon can be whatever you want it to be. Gravel, check. Non-standard format, check. Hardcore workout, definite check. Eric Lagerstrom: Professional triathlete and the guy who decided to make this film. Trevor Wurtele: Professional Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Dave Wottle

Runners on an athletics track. A man in a white cap is narrowly in the lead.

Today’s inspiration comes in the form of American middle-distance runner David Wottle. This video is from the men’s 800m final at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. It shows Wottle (wearing his signature cap) seemingly coming from the back of the field to win. Interestingly, although Wottle was known for his sprint Read more…


Two Sunday swims and a Monday swim

Tamsyn by a swimming pool with the text 'Two Sunday swims and a Monday swim'.

For two Sundays in a row, I’ve been to The Quays in Southampton. It’s convenient as my university gym membership allows me to swim there for free and parking is free before midday on Sundays. Another bonus is that there is a fun pool, so Stu can swim with M Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Marcus Cook

Large man in a red cycling jersey riding a bike.

This week’s motivation comes courtesy of Marcus Cook, a man who lost half his bodyweight to take part in an iron-distance triathlon. Read more about Marcus Cook: From nearly 500lbs to an Ironman Marcus Cook: Use my finish as your start How Ironman finisher Marcus Cook lost over 250lbs 250lbs later: Read more…


Mountbatten School parkrun

parkrun Tourism: Mountbatten School parkrun superimposed over an image of the school field.

I’m still struggling to find the time to run, so I’m trying to enjoy any runs that I get to do as much as possible. Last week was the first parkrun at Mountbatten School (Romsey, Hampshire). I knew it was starting, but I’m also well aware that parkrun HQ request Read more…