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Getting back on track for Reading Half Marathon and testing GearBunch leggings

Tamsyn wearing Gear Bunch leggings whilst running

It was really nice to be back running at Southampton parkrun. I’m feeling stiff, tired and unfit, so I decided to do my best to enjoy my run. I know my fitness will come back when I get into a more regular programme of exercise. About 500m in, I caught Read more…


Need a last minute Valentine’s gift?

Run toegther, stay together! Valentine's gift entries. Text surrounded by hearts.

It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow, which doesn’t leave you much time to find the perfect present for your loved one/Galentine/running buddy. Why not buy them a race entry? Anyone who buys a Valentine’s gift entry to Reading Half Marathon will be entered into a prize draw to win £50 Sweatshop vouchers. Read more…


A week where I managed to swim, cycle and run (at last!)

Reading FC hospitality package competition image

Wow – what a week! Swimming On Monday, I wasn’t feeling motivated to get in the pool. I think M knew that Stu was out with his friends watching the Superbowl on Sunday night, so she decided that she’d also like to be up partying. I got very little sleep Read more…


Planning for 2018

Planner with the words 'Make it happen'

I usually spend some time on New Year’s Eve planning my races for the following season, but of course, I start thinking about what I want to achieve before then. This year was no different, but I’ve been so busy that it’s taken until now for me to write down Read more…


A fortnight of exercising

Close up of the numbers on a running track

After the Reading Half Marathon workshop, I was determined to start my training for this year’s races. I still need to sort out a proper half marathon training schedule, but at least I’m making a move in the right direction. Three runs in a week I’ve been out running with 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…


Returning to my favourite (and fastest) ever race

Reading Half training morning

I am so excited to have been selected as a Blogger Ambassador for Reading Half Marathon. The race takes place on Sunday 18th March 2018.  I first ran Reading Half in 2012 and was thrilled to achieve a PB of nearly 25 minutes. I finished the race in 1:52:19. Last year, Read more…