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Forty year old supermum Jo Pavey on balancing training with the school run

Current 10,000m European champion Jo Pavey makes Sports Liberated laugh with her concern over a pre-school sports day mum’s race


I recall the unexpected reaction to the verdict of another huge drama-filled sports trial

Living a few miles down the road from a notorious court case gave a unique insight into the effect on the local population


Who wins? You decide: we refuse to mention the C-word but the festive season is looming and we want you vote on who makes it into our women’s sport calendar

Want to make sure your favourite sportswoman is recognised at year end for their achievements? Here’s your chance


RADIO SHOW EPISODE 9: Our Aussie guest talks about sport on her side of the world and asks who is this ‘Jess’ of which we speak (24 mins)

The one where Jo ropes in her Antipodean buddy to stand in for regular co-host Charlotte Carrick, Vic talks about Australia’s surprising kids obesity problem, and tells us she is glad the snakes will be sleeping when she takes on an epic charity walk


Five heartwarming sporting moments

Because there’s good things going on in the world


Let’s just politely say Jo doesn’t have the most natural affinity to roller skiing, shall we?

Turns out being a half decent skier doesn’t mean you’ll be any good at roller skiing – the cross-country skiing no-snow alternative as Jo soon found out


Sports Liberated’s gallery revealing the agony, ecstasy and camaraderie of newbie women’s triathlon participants

In deepest darkest Basildon, over 150 participants set off through the Essex countryside in the women-only Triathlon Pink event. For many, it was their first foray into the swim, bike, run affair. No Olympic-size distances were covered but Olympic-size heart most definitely was

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We find nattily dressed dogs at the Hyde Park triathlon, start crying when we’re taught to play polo, and attend a women’s sport event with the movers and shakers in the industry


Download Sports Liberated digital magazine and lose yourself in emotive, inspiring, laugh-out-loud, feel-good, frown-inducing, tub-thumping women’s sporting lives


Breathing life and liberty into women’s sports.

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RADIO SHOW EPISODE 8: ‘I’ve never heard that story before, I love it,’ Jo tells her dad when interviewing him for this week’s show on a father’s influence on sporty daughters (1 hour)

The one where Charlotte challenges her dad on his interest in women’s sport, and how one sporting father’s disgruntlement resulted in his daughter becoming an Olympian


RADIO SHOW EPISODE 7: ‘You’ve got a problem with Kylie Minogue this week haven’t you Jo?’ challenges Charlotte

The one with the controversial pop video, Charlotte voices her disappointment at basketball’s drop in funding and Jo giggles at her rather lacklustre school sports experiences

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Messing about on the river: a photo gallery featuring Henley Women’s Regatta #HWR14

What’s not to like about lolling about in glorious sunshine and hanging out with your mates?

Behind the scenes with a disappointed but philosophical England women’s hockey team

Guest post by Sarah Juggins: England retain their sense of humour despite poor performance

Are we really still using tired old cliches in World Cup advertising campaigns

A wife’s note left for her husband shows the humour advertisers should be using


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