Tag: pacing

Friday Five: 5 ways to change your parkrun experience

5 ways to change your parkrun experience

Like many people in the UK, parkrun is what made me a runner. Before I went to parkrun, I always ran alone and was never sure of how far or how fast I went. I would head out from home and plod around for an hour. I didn’t have any 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…

Pacing at parkrun

Close up of watch for pacing

.A few weeks ago, one of my friends commented on Facebook that her 8-year-old son was speeding up. She felt she was holding him back at parkrun. At the time, he was running at around 27 minutes. I felt that pacing at parkrun shouldn’t be too much of a challenge. Read more…

Pacing at Eastleigh 10k

Tamsyn and Heloise pacing at Eastleigh 10k ©Paul Hammond

This time last year, I was pregnant, but very few people knew, so I chose to be a pacer at Eastleigh 10k. It meant that I was able to take part in the race without people encouraging me to push myself harder than would have been good for me. I Read more…

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…

My first race as a pacer – Eastleigh 10k

Lining up with other pacers (and Iwan Thomas) at Eastleigh 10k

I had been hoping that I could go for a PB at Eastleigh 10k. It’s renowned for being a fast flat 10k (and is where I set my last PB). I’ve been fighting a chest infection since February, so I had to let go of that dream. Fortunately, I’ve got Read more…