Tag: half marathon

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…

Training day for Reading Half Marathon

Tamsyn during Reading Half training day run

Last Saturday morning, I missed another parkrun. It was for good reason – I was off to Reading to take part in a training day in preparation for Reading Half Marathon. I wondered whether I’d be able to fit in a parkrun as there is one nearby, but unfortunately, it Read more…

Indy Run: It’s not the years honey, it’s the mileage!

Indy Run medals

Today is our 14th wedding anniversary, so Stuart and I decided to celebrate by taking part in a running event: Indy Run. This is an unusual running event in that it takes place along an out-and-back route along a towpath. Entrants can run as many or as few laps as Read more…

Heartbreaker Half Marathon

Heartbreaker bib and medal

The first time I ran the Heartbreaker Half Marathon (14 miles) was in February 2012. The course changed slightly in 2012 to remove a downhill start and move the turnaround point, so that it is now 13.1 miles and not almost 14 miles, however, that hasn’t affected my time very Read more…

Gosport Half Marathon

Montage of Tamsyn running at Gosport Half Marathon

Today was my last ‘proper’* race of the year. Although I knew I hadn’t prepared adequately for it, I was actually feeling quite good. I ran 10 miles a couple of times when I was on holiday in Portugal, did a 10-mile training run on 2nd November and a 15k Read more…

Injuries – 1; First week of Challenge Weymouth training schedule – 0

View from the Itchen Bridge

I was meant to start the first week of my first half iron distance triathlon training schedule this week, but I’m still struggling with arm pain and my swollen knee doesn’t seem to be deflating, so I’m already behind schedule. I should have been doing an hour on my turbo Read more…