In the Media

Interviews and Articles

Interviews with me

An interview with Liza Howard for her “Age-old Runners” series on iRunFar, March 2021

The E=MC² of Running Podcast interview
, February 2021

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

Articles online

Running Club Histories, Sporting Heritage, April 2021

Milestones in Women’s Marathon History – 1964 – Dale Greig, Playing Pasts, May 2020

Women’s History Network blog – article about Diane Leather, March 2020

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

Running and the menopause

Talk planned for May 2021

Creative Writing

“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

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Christine Oldfield – a runner with staying power

**Guest post** I'm delighted to feature this article from my friend and fellow club member Christine Oldfield. Her running story started more than 30 years ago and, now in her seventies, Christine is definitely a runner with staying power....

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Running and the Menopause – Resources

Running and the Menopause – Resources

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...

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Female Ultrarunners over 50

Female Ultrarunners over 50

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...

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Running on HRT

Running on HRT

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...

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“Jeffing” the Yorkshire Marathon

“Jeffing” the Yorkshire Marathon

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...

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The first London Marathon

The first London Marathon

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...

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