Becoming a brand ambassador for Queen of the Mountains

Photos by Richard Lewisohn Last Wednesday I mingled my way around a cool art gallery in Fitzrovia with a glass of Prosecco and wearing a jersey from the debut collection of Alicia Bamford's new women's cycling brand, Queen of the Mountains. It was launch night and I...

Bowndling | ‘We believe hiking deserves better clothing’

Occasionally I like to feature brands that are doing something really special for women in the world of outdoor and endurance sports. One of these that I've been meaning to write about for a while is a trailsport clothing brand named Bowndling who make premium hiking...

Runner, Susie Chan shares her 5 ultra marathon survival tips

The story of Susie Chan is a fascinating one. She got into running "sort of by accident" when her brother asked her to support him in a half marathon. By her own admission, she was very unfit but started running a mile or two in her lunch breaks. Although going into...

5 things Rebecca Learnt at Ironman 70.3 Mallorca

Rebecca Porter recently completed her first Ironman 70.3 Mallorca triathlon. Here are 5 key lessons in middle distance triathlon that she will put into practice next time! 1. I needed more fluid than I thought Nutrition and hydration really worried me before the race....

Women in Sport Week: The rise of women’s endurance sports

Top photos by Dean Alexander.   On the morning of April 19th, 1966, a young woman called Bobbi Gibb hid in the bushes at the start of the Boston Marathon wearing her brother's bermuda shorts and a hoodie. When the starting gun went off, she waited for most of the...

What it takes to swim the English Channel

As I struggle to get my swimming up to scratch for the Zurich Half Ironman triathlon in June, I am in absolute awe of a lady who will be swimming the Channel this Autumn. Lisa Williams will be tackling the 25 mile swim through one of the busiest ferry crossings in...

Training for an ultra marathon in your sixties

Ais North is 64 and training for a 100km ultra marathon on the 11th July at which she will be attempting Race to the Stones in one go, along the Ridgeway, one of England's oldest trails. Ais is raising money for The Friends of Charing Cross which is a charity that...

How I got back into running after I had a baby

Today I speak to Jo Cowper who has started a fitness group for new mothers called Go Ultra Baby. As a keen trail-runner herself and also someone who has experienced the challenge of maintaining her running training during pregnancy and after the birth of her son, Jo shares her tips on how to get back out there.

Meet the founders of Muddy Cwtch, an MTB micro-adventure

The other day an interesting story arrived in my inbox. It was from Charlotte Griffin, one half of mountain bike micro-adventure company, Muddy Cwtch which she founded with her partner, Craig Jones. Charlotte was emailing me to tell me that the new website was up and...

“Laughter is the finest exercise” says my Grandma

I like to interview lots of different women on Queen of the Mile like casual joggers, yoga bunnies, determined Ultra marathoners and speedy triathletes. A lot of being a good endurance sportswoman comes from having a good attitude. The motivation to get up and get out...

Beautiful film captures the honest thoughts of runners

Going running is a real therapy for those of us who need that release. We sit at our desks for eight hours a day and juggle professional and personal stress but going for a run is a time of reflection. This film entitled The Runners by Matan Rochlitz & Ivo...