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Southampton Half Marathon 2016

The 2:20 pacers heading for the finish of Southampton Half Marathon

Although my original plan has been for Southampton Half Marathon to be one of my A-races for 2016, the chest infection that I got earlier in the year put paid to that plan. When I was offered the chance to pace sub 2:20, I was really excited. I loved pacing Read more…


ABP Southampton Half Marathon

Tamsyn giving a thumbs up at Southampton half marathon

I didn’t run as much as I’d planned to in Japan. In fact, my running was limited to the running tour that we did in Tokyo at the very start of our trip. Since returning, I’ve struggled with jet lag and laryngitis, so I was a little apprehensive about doing Read more…


Progress towards Marafun

Until, I got ill, my training for : was going well. After being unable to run for a month because of having laser eye surgery, my parkrun times started out quite slow but have started to pick up again. I’m hoping that when I’m well, I’ll be able to run 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…


Round up of my first week of a crazy year

RunKeeper PB for my fastest average pace in a month of 9:40 min/mile in Jan 2014

2015 is going to be a crazy hectic year as I’ve set so many goals for myself. I’ve already got back to some training, but I can’t train outside on my bike at the moment. I’m also not back to swimming yet, so I’ve been doing a lot of running. One Read more…


My goals for 2015

I’ve spent the last couple of days discussing the races and events that I want to enter in 2015. Stuart is a firm believer of quality over quantity, whereas I want to enter everything! I quite enjoy doing cross-country running and usually do some of the local cross-country series (CC6) Read more…


Catching up, CrossFit, Ironman Dublin 70.3, Marafun, stir-fry and Santahampton.

Ironman Dublin 70.3 logo.

I’ve been so busy recently that I’ve not had enough time to blog. I hope that I can find more time in 2015 – I think that perhaps I need to be more productive in my lunch breaks. As I’m struggling to find enough time, I’m trying to add more Read more…


Mmmm maple protein pancakes

As a vegetarian, I’ve had an interest in protein for a long time. There’s lots of conflicting information about the healthiness of vegetarian diets, with some people arguing that it’s not possible to get enough protein from plant sources. I disagree with this, but as a very active person who Read more…


Starting my half marathon training

Kale and quinoa stew

Muddy cross-country run or a sociable long run? Decisions, decisions. This morning I had to choose between doing a cross-country race or a long run with other people who are training for Southampton Half Marathon. Although the weather forecast was good, I decided to avoid the cross-country race. My chest 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…