I love being active. I’ve been a runner for many years. I have run seven marathons and over 180 parkruns, and I cycle and swim regularly too.
I’m a writer and my book, Run for Your Life, tells the story of how I kept running through treatment for breast cancer in 2015. You can find out more about the book and my cancer blog posts here. I started this blog in 2013 to write about running and doing the Palestine Marathon for the first time. I go through phases of writing regularly and then having long pauses between posts, so don’t hold your breath.
I’m a feminist and I’ve been an activist for gender equality for most of my life, through the way I’ve parented, the study I’ve done, through setting up a charity, writing a book, mentoring women and organising events for women in leadership. My latest project is Out of the Box cards, which I’m working on with a brilliant team of women. We held a successful Kickstarter campaign in October 2018, and launched our website in February 2019 with a party in London.
I live in London. I am married to Jonny and we have two very creative adult sons, two fabulous daughters in law and three amazing granddaughters. I am proud to be an Ealing Eagle. I own some woodland in Sussex with friends and I share an allotment in Ealing. I have Masters degrees in Gender, Sexuality and Society from Birkbeck, University of London and in Voluntary Sector Management from Bayes Business School. I am Operations director for Green Alliance.