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Monday Morning Motivation: Home

Woman in a neon jacket against a backdrop of a volcanic landscape

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation is pondering the roads and trails that made you who you are. Where did your running start? Which locations are indelibly etched in your memories when you think of running? Above all, what’s your running home? No runner was made in a day. Each of Read more…


Two runs in a row at Southampton parkrun

Wet tarmac

Yesterday was my first buggy run at Southampton parkrun for a number of weeks. I’ve missed a few because of being in Warwick for the parkrun Ambassadors Conference, then I was in Tenby for the Long Course Weekend. After that, I was at Thunder Run. Last weekend, I had relatives Read more…


Leamington parkrun with the parkrun Ambassadors

Parkrun Annual Conference delegates at Leamington parkrun

As part of the parkrun Ambassadors’ Conference, we were taken by coach to Leamington parkrun. Some people chose to run there… and an unlucky coachload worried that they would have to run there as their coach broke down. Fortunately, there was room for them to squeeze onto the other coaches. Read more…


Climbing a small mountain

Yosemite Valley, USA

I did barely any running in April, so it was nice to see an improvement in May. Let’s hope June is better! After a good run with Rachel yesterday, I had a fairly slow run at Southampton parkrun today: I hope next week’s run is better!


My new SOAS kit and a long run

New Team SOAS kit

I was so excited to receive my new SOAS kit… especially as the parcel contained a handwritten note from Steph (owner and founder of SOAS Racing). I had completely forgotten about the extras that I added to my order this year. I’m so glad I got the puffa jacket, even Read more…


I heart Heartlands parkrun

Heartlands parkrun route with mining headstocks in the background

This weekend, Stuart M and I headed down to Cornwall to visit my family. I’ve not been home since Christmas, so I was looking forward to it. I was also looking forward to trying out a relatively new parkrun at Heartlands. It’s now the nearest parkrun to my mum’s house. (It’s Read more…


London Landmarks Half Marathon

LLHM medals being held by a Pearly

I was looking forward to the London Landmarks Half Marathon even though I hadn’t trained adequately for it. My goal for the race I’d originally expected to run Reading Half the week and the Southampton Half a few weeks later. My goal was to get a PB in Reading and then Read more…


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…


parkrun #250 – done!

Screenshot of information about when Tamsyn claimed her parkrun club t-shirts

As usual, I had a busy weekend, so there wasn’t much time to be able to update my blog, but I did manage to get a couple of runs in. I can also confirm that I completed parkrun #250 🙂 It was really nice to get home and receive the following Read more…


Getting back on track for Reading Half Marathon and testing GearBunch leggings

Tamsyn wearing Gear Bunch leggings whilst running

It was really nice to be back running at Southampton parkrun. I’m feeling stiff, tired and unfit, so I decided to do my best to enjoy my run. I know my fitness will come back when I get into a more regular programme of exercise. About 500m in, I caught Read more…