In the Media
Interviews and Articles
Interviews with me
Tough Girl Podcast interview, January 2021
Blue Sky Running, Competitive after 50, March 2020
Dr Juliet McGrattan’s active women series, January 2019
Video interview with Tony Pallotta, Runners Connect, included in an article: What does it means to become a masters athlete?, October 2017
Articles in print
There’ll be no prizes for women, Like the Wind magazine #25 (an article about Dale Greig), September 2020
Running Club Histories, Sporting Heritage, April 2021
Female Leadership at Fifty – Pursuing my curiosity, November 2019
Forthcoming conference paper: “Dale Greig – reluctant champion of the women’s marathon?”
Women in Sport – Women’s History Network West Midlands Region annual Women’s History Conference in conjunction with the British Society of Sports History, Saturday, 6 November 2021, University of Worcester
Independent Researcher Fellowship 2020/21 – Women’s History Network – for my research into Dale Greig
Women’s running history
I had an interview and chat with members of Istead and Ifield Harriers, March 2021
“M is for Mountain, M is for Menopause” and “The Bicycle” in Women’s Things – Writing from Mid-Life and Menopause, East Midlands Oral History Archive, April 2021
“Visiting the allotment during lockdown” in The World Outside zine published by Nottingham Writers’ Studio, August 2020
Most Read Articles
The six most popular articles on my blog recently….
There is not much research into, or information about, the impact of the perimenopause and menopause on runners. What effect might it have on women's endurance and on our performance? How can we cope with the symptoms of the menopause? Should we...
In January I added three women to my list of running bloggers over 50. I noticed that all three of them run ultra distance races. Alene Nitzky, from Colorado USA, has been running ultras since 1991 and has run the Badwater 135 race twice. Carolin...
Arriving late for my first race of the cross country season in 2017, I was already feeling hot and bothered by the time I'd dumped my bag, got my trail shoes on and made my way to the start. It was unseasonably warm weather for...
This is the story of how I got to the starting line of my first marathon and what happened on the day. Getting ready for the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon on Sunday 9th October 2016 I thought about the interview I had done with Sandy Poole in January...
Today (18th October) is World Menopause Day. I've spent quite a bit of time on Twitter participating in an awareness raising campaign organised by Henpicked, a network for women over 40, using the hashtag #HotFlashMob. It's probably the first time...
On a sunny day in August 1980 200 women from 27 countries lined up in Battersea Park in London to run a marathon. It was the first time the city's streets had ever been closed for a race. It was the 3rd August. Two days before the men's marathon...