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…


Planning for your Ironman support crew

Pile of Ironman branded cowbells

If you’ve been reading for a while, you’ll know that I missed the deadline for my original challenge (to complete an Ironman by the age of 40). It’s still a goal, but I know it’s going to take me a bit longer to achieve it. To that end, I’m still 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…


Improving your transition times

Transition bags ready!

Did you know that the key to getting a PB is improving your transition times? I’ve been to support a few friends at various multisport events recently. It is amazing how often winning or losing is determined in transition. In an aquathlon, a woman who was one of the first Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Ascend – a film about Jon Wilson

Jon Wilson pulling a wheelie on his mountain bike

Ascend is a short film about Jon Wilson. As a young adult, he lost his leg to cancer. He mountain bikes to maintain a normal life (amongst other reasons). He doesn’t see himself as an amazing person – he sees himself as an ordinary guy who happens to have one leg. Read more…


Zest for life

Zestful compression socks

One of the products that I’ve been testing recently is a pair of Zestful Compression socks. The socks are available in a wide range of colours (black, white, royal blue, pink, and white with red), but I chose white with turquoise as a lot of my running kit is turquoise. 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…


Monday Morning Motivation: Dane Tudor – Training for Life; No Shortcuts

Dane Tudor skiing

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation focuses on Australian-American freeskier Dane Tudor. He’s a Big Mountain freeskier and a Freestyle skier. On top of that he’s an open water swimmer and mountain biker – is there no end to this man’s talents?! Watch these videos and prepare to be blown away! Read more…