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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…


Are you feeling lucky? Phoenix Fit UK elastic laces review and giveaway

Phoenix fit UK elastic laces in Stuart's shoes

I’ve been lucky enough to have some new laces to try recently. This blog post is my Phoenix Fit UK elastic laces review. They come in a wide range of colours. This pair especially appealed to me as they match my favourite trainers… which match my Team SOAS kit. I Read more…


Preparing for Ironman Dublin 70.3

Stu and I drove to Holyhead on Thursday afternoon/evening. The traffic was heavy, so Stu did the first section on the motorway, and then I did the twisty bit on small roads in Wales. The scenery was absolutely stunning and several of the lakes and rivers we passed looked like Read more…


Embrace Sports 14/10/14 Transition training and a ride to Aljezur

Tuesday 14th October The day started with transition training in a local car park with Graeme and Andy. I was surprised that so few people decided to attend – I know that some of the others are very experienced, but I’m not sure that all of them are. Stu and Read more…


Preparation for Weymouth Half

The weekend of the big race was finally here. Stu and I finished packing and drove down to Weymouth, knowing that Liz and Suzanne were also on their way. We’d booked a hotel room in Dorchester, which is a 10 minute drive away. We thought it would be quieter there Read more…


Day 6 of Pyrenees Tri Camp with Embrace Sports

Tamsyn and Stuart in the chocolate shop

Tuesday started with a ‘fun’ aquathlon. Before my injuries, I had hoped that I might not be last or at least that I might not be last out of the water and that this would spur me on to run as hard as possible, but my painful arm put paid Read more…


Massive PB! Winchester Duathlon

Tamsyn during the run at Winchester Duathlon

Winchester Duathlon was my first multisport event last year, so I was excited about returning to the event. My primary goal as to get a PB, with a second goal of finishing in under 2 hours. We got up early and had plenty of time to set up in transition, Read more…


Embrace Sports Algarve Triathlon Holiday – Day 3

Group photo taken before the woodland trail run

I woke early on Monday morning, although it was nice to know that we had a relatively late start. I felt mixed emotions about what we would be doing: a trail run. Looking back to January I knew that the trail run consisted of 5-mile loops. Each runner could choose Read more…