As a keen runner and netball player I enjoy writing about sport, exercise and leisure activities along with a diverse range of social and lifestyle issues.
As a long distance runner with my own running group I was keen to explore the recent rise in popularity of this activity in my own market town. I put this piece together for MAHA magazine.
I spend a lot of my time tracking down specific case studies and have developed a knack for it over the years. It is definitely something commissioning editors know me for. So I decided to write this advice piece for journalism.co.uk to share my techniques with others.
I was asked by the editor of MaHa magazine to write a Veganuary comment piece about why I gave up dairy and the impact it has had on me. I tried really hard not to preach and just to give readers useful suggestions about how they could reduce their meat and dairy...
As an avid runner and running coach this research on women pacing better than men during races caught my attention. I explored why women pace better and the benefits of pacing for this article in the South China Morning Post.
I explored the growth of technology in home fitness following the pandemic in Hong Kong. Here is the full article for the South China Morning Post.
With my Freelancing for Journalists partner I wrote this article on what podcasting has taught us about freelancing for specialist publication UnderPinned.
This year I have made an effort to offer remote work experience opportunities to journalism students, knowing how difficult it has been to get newsroom placements. I had the idea to expand this to a national scheme and link up freelance journalists with those seeking...
To mark the launch of our book Freelancing for Journalists, Emma Wilkinson and I wrote this article for Journo Resources on getting started in freelance journalism.
I had pitched this story about making your own loo roll a couple of years ago but it wasn't until panic buying struck during the coronavirus outbreak that the story got snapped up by The Sun Digital Fabulous. Read the full story here.
I covered this story on the benefit of listening to high tempo music whilst exercising, for the South China Morning Post whilst Hong Kong was in COVID-19 lock down. Read the full article here.
I love to run. I love to talk to people about running and I love to write about running. This year I am taking on my first 100k ultra marathon. So I was delighted when I was able to write this article for the South China Morning Post on why people run endurance races.
I spoke to the founders of alcohol free spirit Silk Tree Botanics about their growing Irish business for Vegan Living magazine.