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Ponies, pushchairs, peaks and parkrun

Cycling selfie of Teri and Tamsyn

M has been ill again this week, so I ended up not doing a midweek run. Then my friend Teri invited me to go for a bike ride on Friday morning. I love New Forest cycling, so I was definitely up for it. I had hoped to get myself organised Read more…


What I’ve been doing

New Forest ponies by some frozen water

Busy, busy, busy! I’m still managing to exercise, but it’s so difficult for me to find time to blog, which is very frustrating. I thought I’d do a quick summary of what I’ve been up to recently. It includes marshalling a race, attending a Giant store workshop, parkrunning and more. Read more…


Another hectic week

End of Red Skye Sportive.

It feels like all of my posts start with an excuse about how busy my week has been. This week is no exception. I’ve taken part in some CrossFit sessions, Southampton Tri Club’s Tim Wilks Day triathlon, and Red Skye Sportive. Hopefully, I will have more time for blogging in Read more…


Wiggle New Forest 100 Sportive

Whilst on the Isles of Scilly, I noticed a post on a Breeze facebook group looking for a ride leader with a first aid certificate to support a 4 day charity bike ride from Ulverston to London (about 360 miles/580km). ‘How convenient that I’ve just completed my first aid certificate’, Read more…


Heartbreaker Half Marathon

Heartbreaker bib and medal

The first time I ran the Heartbreaker Half Marathon (14 miles) was in February 2012. The course changed slightly in 2012 to remove a downhill start and move the turnaround point, so that it is now 13.1 miles and not almost 14 miles, however, that hasn’t affected my time very Read more…


Update on my cycling

A group photo of us on our ride: (L-R) Mike, Tony, Tamsyn, Stuart, Pete and Kirsty

I have failed to keep my blog up to date because I have been so busy. This week, I’ve got a couple of days off work so I’ve decided to try to get myself back up to date. It might be easiest to recap the progress I’ve made in each Read more…