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My Brighton Run2Music training schedule

A woman running up some brightly coloured stairs.

I’m really looking forward to Brighton Run2Music. It takes place at the end of May, so it’s quite late in the season for a half marathon. I think that’s fantastic as it gives me longer to prepare for it. I’ve planned my own Brighton Run2Music training schedule. I’m planning to Read more…


Avenue of Pain and a long run

Pete and Tamsyn after a long run.

I’ve had a busy week of running this week. The highlights were the Avenue of Pain, lunchtime runs, a long run and a parkrun. On Monday, I made it out to another training session with Lordshill. We did the ‘Avenue of Pain’, a training session that Stu wrote back when Read more…


Getting serious about my challenges for 2020

Last year I found it hard to balance everything in my life. There was never enough time for sleep, so training took a back seat and I didn’t take on many challenges. I’m now more determined than ever to get my training back on track, so I’ve been planning a Read more…


A weekend of running in Southampton

Inez Walker taking part in Southampton Marathon

Southampton parkrun We were finally back in Southampton for a parkrun, which was great. I love visiting new events, but I also like seeing my friends at Southampton. It was my turn to run with M in her buggy. I’d not run far when I saw my friend and former Read more…


Is breathing essential?

Tamsyn standing next to a swimming pool whilst wearing a Swimathon t-shirt

So, how’s my training going? Well, if I didn’t need oxygen, I’d say ‘GREAT’, but that’s not the case 🙁 Unfortunately, my unhealthy start to 2019 continues. I’ve just got over the worst case of sinusitis imaginable and have now got a cold. I’ve got a very annoying cough and Read more…


Planning for 2018

Planner with the words 'Make it happen'

I usually spend some time on New Year’s Eve planning my races for the following season, but of course, I start thinking about what I want to achieve before then. This year was no different, but I’ve been so busy that it’s taken until now for me to write down Read more…


Southampton Half Marathon 2016

The 2:20 pacers heading for the finish of Southampton Half Marathon

Although my original plan has been for Southampton Half Marathon to be one of my A-races for 2016, the chest infection that I got earlier in the year put paid to that plan. When I was offered the chance to pace sub 2:20, I was really excited. I loved pacing Read more…


Ready to Race?

Selfie of Carmen and Tamsyn at parkrun

It feels like I’ve been so busy training recently that I’ve not had as much time as usual to blog. I mentioned back in January that I’ve signed up for Solent Athlete’s Ready to Race course, which includes two track sessions a week and a self-led long run at the Read more…


Illness stopped play :-(

After a great start to January, it didn’t take long for things to go downhill. On Wednesday lunchtime, my work colleague, Sarah, and I jogged down to Southampton Common where we met a friend from Tri Club, Rob. The plan was to do an intervals session, which was just as Read more…


ABP Southampton Half Marathon

Tamsyn giving a thumbs up at Southampton half marathon

I didn’t run as much as I’d planned to in Japan. In fact, my running was limited to the running tour that we did in Tokyo at the very start of our trip. Since returning, I’ve struggled with jet lag and laryngitis, so I was a little apprehensive about doing Read more…