Monday Morning Motivation: North and Lights

North and Lights still

Hopefully, this beautiful short film, North and Lights, will inspire you. It’s just over 3 minutes showing Vanessa Morales running and skiing in stunning scenery.    NORTH AND LIGHTS – 4K from Pat Foch on Vimeo.

Couch to Active

Win a copy of Couch to Active

I was really excited to receive a review copy of Lyn Lindbergh’ book Couch to Active. I desperately want to exercise and get fitter but am struggling to live an active life. My hope was that this book would inspire me and help me find solutions that would work for me. Read more…

MoRun in Southampton + 21 other locations in the British Isles

Lego figure with a large moustache

I was really excited to learn that a MoRun will be taking place in Southampton this year. Every year Southampton hosts Race for Life and various other runs to raise awareness of women’s cancers, but there are few events to raise awareness and valuable funds to support men’s health. Prostate Read more…

Two parkruns in a row at Southampton

Tamsyn's Strava stats from September 2018

I’ve been doing a bit of parkrun tourism recently, so it was great to do two parkruns at Southampton.  I’m getting ever slower, but it was lovely to be able to catch up with friends. It’s hilarious that it says it was my fastest time this year. It’s my fastest Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation – Dream Crazy

NFL player Colin Kaepernick kneeling to protest against police brutality. Kapernick features in the Nike Dream Crazy advert.

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation is the Nike commercial Dream Crazy: “Don’t ask if your dreams are crazy. Ask if they’re crazy enough. #justdoit“ If people say your dreams are crazy. If they laugh at what you think you can do. Good Stay that way. Because what non-believers fail to Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation: How to run 100 miles

Right to Shine logo

This week’s inspiration comes from Brendan Leonard and Jayson Sime. Do you have 30 minutes? How to run 100 miles is a 30-minute film sharing Brendan and Jayson’s stories… In September 2017, I stepped up to the starting line of the Run Rabbit Run 100 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, alongside my Read more…

Dinton Pastures parkrun

Tamsyn with M and Ellie heading towards the finish of Dinton Pastures parkrun

Despite still having his finger splinted, Stu took part in the Serpentine Swim on Saturday. To help him avoid rail issues and for a faster journey, I agreed to drive him to Basingstoke. This meant that I was able to do some parkrun tourism… something which Stuart tolerates rather than Read more…

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…

Six-hour challenge at Revolve24

Tamsyn on her bike at the top of a hill

On Sunday, I took part in the six-hour challenge at Revolve24. What is Revolve24? I’d not heard of Revolve24 before this year (although I knew such events existed), so as soon as it was mentioned to me I was keen to find out more. It’s a 24-hour race around Brands Read more…

Pilgrimage to Bushy parkrun

Bushy parkrun route

I’ve been planning to take part in the first ever parkrun for several years, but have never managed to make a pilgrimage to Bushy parkrun. Last weekend, I had arranged to stay with my aunt in Brockham near to Dorking, so the opportunity arose. Local parkruns Previously, I’ve done Reigate Priory Read more…