Tag: PB

Southampton Marathon – possibly the best race I’ve ever had!

Tamsyn's marathon certificate

When I heard that there was going to be a full marathon in Southampton, I immediately wanted to enter. I’ve never been lucky enough to get a place in London Marathon, so this is the next best thing (for me). I also thought Southampton Marathon would be a good comeback Read more…

PBPB – getting back on form

Turbo training with Teri

Well, I’m fully into the swing of marathon training now. I’m really enjoying it and have even achieved a PBPB! On 16th, my buddy Pete managed to get me around 17.5 miles, which is the longest run I’ve done for a very long time. I had been nervous about doing Read more…

Friday Five – Five ways to measure your running success

Running success - looking down from a height

Many of us measure our running success with numbers – most often, our personal bests. Improving your time over a measured distance is the easiest way of recognising success, but it’s not easy to get a PB and it can be demotivating when you keep training and trying, but that PB Read more…

My longest ever swim (and a cold dip in the lake)


It has been such a busy week, with lake swimming, cross fit and running so I think tomorrow may be a rest day. Cross fit On Monday morning, I had a cross fit session with SUTRI for the first time in a few weeks. There were only 4 of us Read more…

First PB of 2015 at Salisbury 10 Mile

Salisbury 10 race number

My first PB (or PR for my American friends) was at Salisbury 10 mile on March 8th. I met several friends at number collection, and was also snapped by the official photographer whilst getting ready: I ran Salisbury 10 with my friend, Pete, who is coming back from injury, so Read more…

A slow start to January

Tamsyn running at Southampton parkrun

I went out for my first run since I had laser eye surgery yesterday. I’ve been desperate to go out for a run. I didn’t want to push too hard and was looking to have a social run, but I didn’t see anyone I knew who was going to be Read more…

It’s taken 32 months, but I finally did it.

In April 2012, I ran 5k in 25:08. It was 14th April – a week before my first marathon. Afterwards, I was so broken that I struggled to run well for months. Since then I’ve only run 5k in under 26 minutes 6 times, with only two of those being 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…

Embrace Sports 06/10/14 Portimao boardwalk reps

Monday 6th October This morning, we headed out to Portimao for some boardwalk reps. Stu and I have visited Portimao before, but the session that we did last time was a pyramid sessions (200m, 400m, 800m and then reversed). We started out with a group warm up jog around the Read more…

New cycling PB!

Blurred image of two cyclists

That’s just over 23kmph!