Tamsyn Smith

Blogger, Triathlete, and Running coach in the United Kingdom

Tamsyn Smith

Blogger, Triathlete, and Running coach in the United Kingdom

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- 2019 Running Awards Nominee

- Health Bloggers Community Best Fitness Blog 2018

- Winfields Best Outdoor Bloggers 2018

- 2018 Running Awards Nominee

- Naked Nutrition Top Fitness Bloggers 2017

- Winfields Best Outdoor Blogs 2017

- Wimi Fitness - 50 best women's running blogs to start reading now August 2016

- Feedspot Top 200 Running Blogs August 2016

- Vuelio Top 10 UK General Sports Blogs July 2016

- UK Blog Awards 2016 Best Health & Social Care blog nominee

- UK Blog Awards 2016 Best Lifestyle blog nominee

- Bloggers’ Lounge Health and Fitness Blogger of the Year 2015

- Blogging Edge 2015 UK Blog Awards Best Sports Blogger

As an overweight couch potato, I decided to turn my life around. I lost over 2.5 stone and now love keeping fit and healthy. In February 2013, I set myself a five year challenge to complete an iron-distance triathlon (2.4 mile/3.8k swim; 112 mile/180k bike; 26.2 mile/42.2k run).

Swimming: In the past 3 years, I've learnt to swim and completed a 17.5km swim around the Isles of Scilly in 2015.

Cycling: I cycle to work every day and am a Breeze cycling champion. I have a British Cycling Ride Leader Award level 1. In 2015, I supported the YMCA Tour de Y nearly 400 miles from Lake Windermere to London over 4 days. I've also cycled across the Japanese Alps and conquered various Cols (including Col D'Aspin and Peyresourde).

Running: I'm a Run Director at Southampton parkrun the second largest parkrun in the UK. I'm also a UK Coach in Running Fitness and member of Lordshill Road Runners.

I've completed two half iron distance triathlons and train with Southampton Tri Club and SUTRI.

As well as swimming, cycling and running, I enjoy yoga and weight training. I've achieved a black belt in karate and competed in the British Teamgymnastics Championships.

  • Work
    • Fat Girl to Ironman blog
  • Education
    • University of Southampton