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International Women’s Day 2018

This Girl Can advert. Bird's eye view of women in a sports hall.

Today is International Women’s Day, so I thought it would be relevant to ponder the role of women in sports. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you will know that I’m passionate about equality for women (and often share inspirational images from the ‘This Girl Can’ campaign… Read more…


Can you imagine playing soccer barefoot with a leather ball?

Nigerian football team, 1949

I love reading about unusual stories from the history of sport. My friend Ola recently wrote a great article on The Story of the 1949 Nigerian Football Team’s UK Tour before I read this article, I had no idea that this tour took place. One of the aspects that I Read more…


What do you know about the history of sport in Nigeria?

It’s a little-known fact that the first football match that I went to see was a friendly between Japan and Nigeria at the St Mary’s stadium in Southampton. I’m not a huge football fan and the weather was bleak (torrential rain), but the atmosphere was electric. The fans were incredibly Read more…


Where I’m from

I am from home-made school uniform, from a class of four and lots of attention. From a bed full of toys and hours spent dancing. From days on my bike and jumping down sand dunes. I am from a slate-fronted home tucked away by the towans where the whisper of Read more…


Why are you here?

Hello! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that my posts tend to be about swimming, cycling, running, multisports events, nutrition and motivation… mainly focussing around my training and how I’m intending to reach my goal of completing an iron distance triathlon. Now I’d like to Read more…


Work has submerged my world

Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds poster

I’ve not been posting much this summer. I’ve been so busy with my day job (which currently feels like a day and night job). I really love what I do as I get to work with some amazing people. (If it weren’t so interesting, I could really start to resent Read more…


Mmmmmm…. massages

This has been a week of recovery and preparation. After last week’s challenges: 14 miles of running on Thursday 50 miles of cycling on Friday an early start and a day of enthusiastic cheering and spectating at the London triathlon on Saturday Victory 5 mile race on Sunday Run Leading Read more…


Nothing more to say

I’ve not blogged for a while, but I saw this on ‘Fit for a year’ and wanted to share it 🙂