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HOWL aquathlon 2017

Tamsyn at the finish of HOWL aquathlon

This evening Stu and I took part in HOWL aquathlon. It’s the second year that the event has taken place and it was my second time taking part. Last year, I was pregnant when I took part, so I was grateful just to be able to do so. This year Read more…


Swim the triangle, run the prom

Jubilee aquathlon medal

This week I’ve been down in Cornwall visiting my mum for her birthday. There are loads of events on this weekend (including Lordshill 10k and Southampton City Ride), but I had intended to do St Ives Biathlon. This is a race that involves running and swimming, not skiing and shooting. Read more…


Planning for 2017 and SUTRI aquathlon

Collage from SUTRI aquathlon showing Tamsyn, some marshals and some ducks

After feeling too tired to run on Monday, I arranged to meet my running buddy on Tuesday. Fate conspired against me and I didn’t make it, so I was pleased when Teri said that she could run on Wednesday. I drove over to The Common and did a gentle warm 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…


Embrace Sports 16/10/14 Aquathlon for others; day in bed for me :-(

Church in Luz

This was the day of the aquathlon, but my cold had got worse overnight and I felt really rough. I felt torn about what to do. I didn’t want to miss out, but I didn’t want to make myself worse. In the end, I was sensible and went back to Read more…


I wasn’t last, even though there was some swimming involved!

Although I’m still tired from last Sunday’s swim, I had already entered tonight’s aquathlon (hosted by the lovely TryTri chaps), so I figured that I’d better just get on with it. We left home a bit late, and I didn’t do a great job of getting myself organised. I thought Read more…


Some extra recovery followed by two days of intervals

After my long swim on Sunday, I was meant to go swimming with the Tri Club on Monday night… however, I had a fun night out planned with some former work colleagues. I tried to find a way to fit a swim in, but I would have had to get Read more…


First Eastleigh aquathlon of 2014

Tamsyn running at Eastleigh aquathlon

Thursday evening was my first Eastleigh aquathlon of the year at Lakeside. Last year, I did the novice event. It was my intention to move up the full (sprint) distance… but that was before my shoulder injury. Choosing my race distance I spoke to the organisers and they said that 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…


Embrace Sports Algarve Triathlon Holiday – Day 6

After the previous day’s failure, I hoped that I’d be able to pull myself together for the triathlon, but I knew that it would be a challenge – I was the slowest runner in the group and one of the weakest swimmers. Because I was worried, I asked Graeme who Read more…