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The calm after the storm… no parkrun tourism this week!

A row of Autumn leaves in colour order from green, through yellow to deep red.

After last week’s wet and windy run, I was so grateful that it was dry yesterday morning. However, it definitely wasn’t warm. I’d seen that it was predicted to be about 6C. I’ve been struggling with a heavy cold for over a week and haven’t been exercising much, so I Read more…


What does it take to run parkrun in under 30 minutes?

Stopwatch with text saying 'what does it take to run parkrun in under 30 minutes?'

Alongside my big goals (Castle to Coast triathlon) and RideLondon, I’ve been working on doing parkrun in under 30 minutes. I was over a minute slower than that at the LRR recalibration time trial, so I knew I had to get working. I still need to amend my eating habits Read more…


A weekend of running in Southampton

Inez Walker taking part in Southampton Marathon

Southampton parkrun We were finally back in Southampton for a parkrun, which was great. I love visiting new events, but I also like seeing my friends at Southampton. It was my turn to run with M in her buggy. I’d not run far when I saw my friend and former Read more…


Training with friends

Four people strolling along a road together with the text 'training with friends' superimposed on it.

I’ve been struggling to fit in any training because work has been busy. Also, M still doesn’t sleep so I’m always tired. I’m also struggling with my weight, which isn’t helping to make me motivated. I’ve realised that training with friends is the key to getting me back on track. Read more…


Back to my parkrun roots

Two men in fluorescent jackets in a parkrun picture frame at Eastleigh parkrun.

I’ve finally finished planning my schedule until the end of June – hopefully, I’ll get to visit 10 ‘new-to-me’ parkruns in that time as well as a few more letters on my parkrun alphabet. However, I also want to get back to my parkrun roots. Southampton parkrun After running at Read more…


Is breathing essential?

Tamsyn standing next to a swimming pool whilst wearing a Swimathon t-shirt

So, how’s my training going? Well, if I didn’t need oxygen, I’d say ‘GREAT’, but that’s not the case 🙁 Unfortunately, my unhealthy start to 2019 continues. I’ve just got over the worst case of sinusitis imaginable and have now got a cold. I’ve got a very annoying cough and Read more…


Did it! My first parkrun of 2019.

Multiple queues of people in the funnel at Southampton parkrun

I’ve seen a lot of posts on social media about people taking part in RED January whereby they take part in exercise every day to improve their mental health (amongst other benefits). I would have been interested in taking part, but I’ve really not been well enough to exercise so Read more…


Funnel managing

parkrun finish tokens in a pile

I’ve been unwell since 22nd December, so I was disappointed not to be able to take part in parkrun on New Year’s Day, not the first ordinary parkrun of the year on 5th January. Stuart was feeling fine, so we agreed that we would go to parkrun together and he Read more…


End of year parkruns

Pair of knitted trainers with in green with red and white patterns and red and white laces with bells on them.

As usual, the end of the year came around all too soon. It was filled with lots of events and family meet ups, so I had barely any time to blog. Volunteering at Southampton parkrun on 24/11/18 Stuart and I were Run Directors at Southampton parkrun on 24th November. It Read more…


Preparing for Southampton MoRun

A road that goes off into the distance.

Southampton MoRun is fast approaching, and I’ll be honest that my preparations have not been ideal thus far. I’ve only done 13 runs over 9km so far in 2018. The last time I ran that far was at Thunder Run in July. My most recent parkruns I had plans to Read more…