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Ironman Weymouth 70.3 – my A race for 2016

Ironman Weymouth 70.3

Woohoo! I’ve now entered my final A race for 2016 (with the other two being Southampton Half Marathon in April and Long Course Weekend in July). I’ve entered Ironman Weymouth 70.3. However, this wasn’t because I’d been repeatedly nagged to enter more Ironman events by Ironman: There are a lot Read more…


Ironman Dublin 70.3 – The Bike

I grabbed my bike as quickly as possible, attached my Garmin and ran towards the mount line. I was surprised to see that almost everyone else was holding onto their handlebars or bars and saddle – I may not be quick, but at least funny and pushing my bike whilst Read more…


Ironman Dublin 70.3 – The swim

We got up early and got ready quickly. Breakfast was just a Fuel protein porridge pot, but I was feeling so nervous that I didn’t think I could eat any more. We had agreed to meet Steve in the lobby at 6am, but we there ready and waiting by 5:50am. Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Tamsyn Smith

Tamsyn running in Weymouth

Woohoo! I’m featuring myself (Tamsyn Smith) as this week’s Monday Morning Motivation, just because I can! At the end of this week, I’ll be taking part in my second half ironman, but I was interviewed by Just Racing (on June 4th) as one of their inspirational stories ahead of the Read more…


Ironman Dublin 70.3 is fast approaching

I am starting to feel so nervous about this race, but I’ve been doing my best to prepare. I bought a new wetsuit last week. I chose a Zone3 Aspire as it had good reviews and I was able to try it on locally. According to the size guide, I Read more…


Fundraising for the Chestnut Appeal

This year, Stuart and I are raising money for the Chestnut Appeal, which supports men with prostate cancer in the south-west. It is an important charity that has funded six nurses and a variety of treatments and equipment.     The events that we are doing: 26th April – Stuart Read more…


Weymouth half – the run

I had mixed feelings as I headed out onto the run – I knew that I could complete the distance as I’ve run further before, but I was a little daunted as my longest run in training had only been 8 miles. I had only just turned right to head Read more…


Weymouth Half – The bike (and T2)

After grabbing my bag and putting on my helmet, it was time to put on my race belt and ride. I’d decided to put my shoes on before getting to my bike as there was a slightly twisty section before getting out onto the road, and I didn’t want to Read more…


Weymouth Half – the swim (and T1)

We got up stupidly early as triathlons always start before sane people are awake. Stu made an instant porridge, whereas I ate some cold blueberry protein porridge that I had made the day before. It didn’t taste especially delicious as it was so cold, but I thought it was safer 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…