#35) Susannah Gill

#35) Susannah Gill

Photo credit: Susannah Gill (@TheIronLadyRuns) What Susannah Gill achieved last week is nothing short of extraordinary. The British runner not only completed the notorious World Marathon Challenge - also known as ’777’ as it involves running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days - but she did so in a world record time. In [...]

#31) England Netball

#31) England Netball

This week our second guest writer Ella Jerman explains why England Netball can lead the charge for women's sport in 2019. It was the gold that nobody predicted. England had won just three netball titles - and no ‘major’ ones - while Australia had won fifteen. Tracey Neville’s side had already made history by reaching [...]

#25) caytoo

#25) caytoo

You know women’s sport is on the rise when companies are being formed with specific objectives to help it grow even further. That’s exactly what caytoo - an exciting organisation launched earlier this month by former business intelligence quartet Jeremy Thompson, Alex Burmaster, Ellen Thornber and Mark Middlemas - is aspiring to do. Their ultimate [...]

#22) #SeeSportyBeSporty

#22) #SeeSportyBeSporty

It’s no secret that media coverage of women’s sport is far inferior to men. The stats are damning; research by Women in Sport in 2015 found that just 7% of all sport media coverage in the UK focused women, with the figure as low as 2% for national newspapers. While there are many fantastic initiatives [...]

#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 [...]

#9) #HWC2018

#9) #HWC2018

Sport has a habit of producing special moments. They can be very much personal - i.e. returning from injury or winning a maiden tournament - or they can be cultural, marking a major shift in perceptions. It’s fair to say the 2018 Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup was special for both reasons. In a slight [...]