Running with a friend – my appearance in Runner’s World

2 Oct

A while ago, I responded to an online question about who had inspired me to run… little did I know that my comment would lead to an interview and photo shoot with Runner’s World!

My running inspiration, Jez, and I were photographed at Southampton Athletics track and also in front of a screen. I’m good at looking out for photographers when I’m running, but Jez is far too much of a proper runner, so I think it all felt a little awkward for him. I particularly like the first picture of us in the magazine, where Jez was asking what he should do!

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I’m also amazed that the lovely photographer managed to make us both look like proper runners as our legs are beautifully in sync!

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You can probably just about read our interview here, but if you want to see it properly then you’ll need to buy the November 2016 issue!

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8 Responses to “Running with a friend – my appearance in Runner’s World”

  1. mawil1 02/10/2016 at 10:20 pm #

    Aaah that’s lovely! Ps do you always wear matching shoes and shorts or was that just for the photo shoot?😊😊 you look great, running with really good form😊

    • Tamsyn Smith 02/10/2016 at 10:26 pm #

      My friends think my love of matching kit is really funny. I tried Brooks PureFlow 3 when they had one of their special trial events on, but the local shop told me I could only have them in grey. I spent a bit of time persuading them that I needed to have them in the blue/turquoise colourway as otherwise they wouldn’t match my SOAS kit and in the end they relented and ordered them for me!

      To be honest, I tend to wear my more supportive Brooks Vapors at the moment as my loose tendons and ligaments need all of the support they can get, but I knew I wouldn’t have to run too far for the shoot! πŸ™‚

      • mawil1 03/10/2016 at 6:51 pm #

        I usually buy matching kit too! I used to worry that it marked me out as ‘not a serious runner’ but hey, who cares anyway! Lol! Fair to say I’ve never really managed matching kit and shoes though!

  2. Melissa 03/10/2016 at 1:24 am #

    Congrats!

  3. bgddyjim 03/10/2016 at 3:16 am #

    Very cool, congratulations!

  4. Darren Hann 06/10/2016 at 12:03 pm #

    Superstar!

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