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Winchester May Day Tri 2017

Tamsyn cycling during Winchester May Day Tri

Last year, Winchester May Day Tri was the only full triathlon that I did, so I was looking forward to doing it again this year. (I did three elements from the Long Course Weekend, over 3 days and the run part of London Triathlon, but they don’t really count!) I was Read more…


First aquathlon of the year

Tonight’s excitement for the Smiths was an aquathlon at Lakeside. We both decided to do the sprint distance (750m swim; 5km run) and managed to get in the water before the start to acclimatise. Lack of time to acclimatise was something that I found difficult last year, but I think Read more…


Grand Shaftesbury Run and Tri weekend

Tamsyn finishing Grand Shaftesbury Run 2015

On Friday 15th May, Stuart and I headed down to Wimborne St Giles in Dorset for the TryTri Grand Shaftesbury Run and Tri weekend. We left home a little late and knew that we would need to set up our tent before it got dark. Unfortunately, we had our first Read more…


Winchester Duathlon (aka Hell on the Hills in Hampshire!)

I’ve done Winchester Duathlon twice before: 2013 (sprint) – my first ever multisport event (completed on a hybrid bike) 2014 (sprint) – my second try at this event and a massive PB for me However, this year the event has moved to the beautiful Lainston House, so it’s a new Read more…


Last tri of the season – HOWSC 100

Tamsyn and Teri with their arms aloft at the HOWSC 100 finish

My first triathlon, last year, was HOWSC 100, so I was excited about entering the same event this year in the hope that I would get a PB (and some proof that I have made progress). I know that I’m more confident and my swimming has improved, but I wanted Read more…


Final aquathlon of the season

This week has been so busy: Saturday: Lake swim followed by a run (and then a bit of cheering the junior triathletes at Lakeside) Sunday: 40k bike ride followed by a 30 minute run Monday: 1 hour of swimming with some challenging drills Tuesday: 1:06 on the turbo trainer Wednesday: Read more…


Good Fri Tri

Tamsyn and Stuart with their medals after Good Fri Tri

Good Fri Tri was my first triathlon of the year and my second triathlon with a pool swim. I hated my last pool-based triathlon (Ferndown Try-a-tri), so I was hoping to lay that ghost to rest. An early start We got up at 5am, and I knew that I move Read more…


What did the postie try to deliver today?

OMG! OMG! OMG! I think my Team SOAS kit has arrived… I’ve received a “Sorry you were out” note through my letter box and the main clues on it are that: it’s an international item it’s a parcel it’s too big for my letterbox I really hope it’s my kit. Read more…