The 52

#18) Lizzie Carr

#18) Lizzie Carr

Photo credit: Joel Caldwell As the saying goes, every cloud has a silver lining. No-one understands this better than Lizzie Carr - or Lizzie Outside as many know her - who was diagnosed with cancer aged just 26. “It completely blindsided me to be honest,” she recalled. “I didn’t expect it at all. I thought [...]

#17) Ana Carrasco

#17) Ana Carrasco

In a world saturated with choice and opportunities, breaking records or setting firsts isn’t as difficult as it might seem. Some achievements don’t require even an ounce of talent - i.e. having the tallest mohawk (genuinely!) - but then there are those feats that require something so special only a handful of individuals can ever [...]

#16) Julie Creffield

#16) Julie Creffield

Take a moment to picture yourself in this situation: you are just three weeks from running a marathon but, having spent months training, injure your back days before taking to the start line. Now imagine having the following conversation with a doctor who you’ve just met and has no prior knowledge of you or your [...]

#15) West Ham WFC

#15) West Ham WFC

Photo credit: @westhamwomen West Ham WFC made history earlier this week by playing their first ever top flight game of football, securing a well-earned draw against Reading in the FA Women's Super League (WSL). Not that you would have known it from looking at the major media outlets. While it’s true that from the outside [...]

#14) Tamara Taylor

#14) Tamara Taylor

What is it that defines an athlete as a ‘legend’? Some base it on the number of trophies, accolades and records a sportsperson collects over their career, others on the length of time an individual represents their country at the elite level for. Furthermore there are those who also look at athletes that inspire the [...]

#13) Sarah Williams

#13) Sarah Williams

As many readers will know, The 52 was devised to promote equality and increase media coverage of women’s sport. This is one of a number of projects set up in recent years set up to achieve the same goals, including the ‘Women's CricZone’ website and the recently formed ‘It’s A Woman’s Game’ podcast. But one [...]

#12) Caitlin Beevers

#12) Caitlin Beevers

Picture Credit: Caitlin Beevers (@CaitlinBeevers1) For most of us, creating history is something we can only ever dream of. But for Caitlin Beevers this is becoming something of a regularity as she did that twice last month - while still at school! As well as focusing on her GCSEs, 16-year-old Caitlin has been writing her [...]