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Beginner runners wanted in Barnsley

August 2020

Exciting news! We’ve launched a new online course in Barnsley aimed at helping 18-25 year old women get active. Our Co-founder (and former Team GB Olympian) Emily Freeman is heading up the campaign in South Yorkshire, as one of 7 physical activity based projects across the country addressing physical activity levels post-lockdown...

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What is a runner?

August 2020

The word “runner” causes problems for a lot of people. Until recently it still caused me problems on occasion. I vividly recall a discussion with my Dad one evening in April 2011 when he referred to me as “a runner” and I corrected him, as I always did when people made that mistake, “no Dad, I’m not a runner”. It was the night before I ran my first Marathon...

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We are recruiting!

July 2020

Role: Totally Runable Assistant Trainer. We work in schools with children and school staff to help them close their Gender Sport Gap. We are looking for positive, motivated and inspiring individuals to join our coaching team delivering courses and workshops in schools.

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We've been shortlisted! Starting the New Year with a bang...

January 2020

We're excited to finally be able to announce that our Directors Natalie Jackson and Emily Freeman have been shortlisted for a Northern Power Women Award for Innovation. In fact, Nat and Em are the only Yorkshire-based names among the 8 individuals...

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Sport England stats show Gender Sport Gap of 8%

December 2019

Statistics from Sport England's 2018/19 Active Lives Children and Young People Survey, published last week, show an increase in both boys' and girls' activity levels, but still show an alarming gap of some 8% (319,200 children) between the number of...

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Students win Adidas award with campaign using Totally Runable research

October 2019

Helen Giles and Remi Hardy, students at Bucks New University, have won a prestigious award thanks to their pitch for a campaign using photographs of female athletes on London buses, and Totally Runable's research.

The pair entered the AD&D New

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7 ways to start the school year more gender neutrally

September 2019

It’s the start of the new school year and our Co-Founder and Director Natalie Jackson has 7 ways to start the new year more gender neutrally in your school;

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Rugby renames “the Women’s World Cup” “the World Cup”, and why that is awesome news

August 2019

World Rugby has done something this week that no other major sporting federation has done, and in the process resolved one of sport’s most obvious markers of inequality; gender marking.

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Olympics Days are a hit!

July 2019

With an Olympian in the team an annual Olympics Day is a no-brainer, and for the second year running we held our Olympics Days at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield last week.

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Charity Run Day Raises £898.88 For Local Children

June 2019

The pennies have been counted and the final total for our fundraising Ultra Challenge Run Day is...... •••drumroll•••.... £898.88!!

Thank you again to everyone who was a part of the day and such a fantastic fundraising effort!

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Our #UltraChallengeRun Day was a hit!

May 2019

Local businesses downed tools last week to take part in our “Ultra Challenge Run Day” at our offices at The Business Village in Barnsley. 66 runners and walkers representing 32 Barnsley businesses and organisations took to the treadmills in a relay for an entire working day, with two treadmills on the move between 8am and 5pm.

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Tri-golf Competition is a Multi Academy Trust Family Affair

May 2019

120 pupils from 10 Primary Academies in the Astrea Academy Trust competed last week to be crowned Astrea Active Tri Golf Champions 2019. The event was organised by Totally Runable as part of our ongoing “Astrea Active” project, heading up Astrea’s PE, Sport and Physical Activity Strategy.

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PE and Sport Premium funding set to continue for 2019-20

May 2019

The Department for Education has this week confirmed that it will fund the Primary PE and Sport Premium, at the doubled rate of £320 million nationally, for another academic year.

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Meet our chosen charities - Forget Me Not Children's Hospice and Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

March 2019

Totally Runable have partnered with two local hospices as our Charity Partners. Our chosen charities are Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, the two hospices serving children across West and South.

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We've reached 1000 supporters on our #SeeSportyBeSporty Campaign Petition

October 2018

Thank you to everyone who has supported the campaign so far! We've had a really exciting week at #SeeSportyBeSporty HQ, Totally Runable.

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We've launched our #SeeSportyBeSporty Campaign Calling For Sport In The Media To Be More Gender Equal

October 2018

Our research, published today reveals that less than 3% of photographs of sport in the newspapers show women playing sport. We are 33 times more likely to see a man playing sport in the newspapers than a woman.

We work with girls and female school staff building confidence in sport. Our research, completed over the course of a year, looked at photographs in the UK’s top national daily newspapers, and the gender split of sports photographs.

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Big News - We have our first national ambassador!

September 2018

South Yorkshire business Totally Runable has joined forces with former 800m athlete and Olympian Jenny Meadows as its first national ambassador.

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Want to work in the Totally Runable office?

August 2018

We're hiring! Do you know someone with office admin experience who'd like to be a part of Team Totally Runable and help keep our office running smoothly? Send them our way. Our Office Administrator role is a part time, term time only position based in Barnsley.

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Study shows Yorkshire primary schools need to boost girls' sporting confidence

May 2018

A Yorkshire training company is working with primary schools across the region to boost confidence among girls and increase their motivation to play sport.

A new study conducted for the Laurel Trust by Yorkshire-based Totally Runable identifies a confidence gender gap in children as young as seven when it comes to participating in sport at school.

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11 Top Tips for Awesome Impact Reporting on your PE and Sport Premium Spending

February 2018

Schools receiving the PE and Sport Premium must publish information about their use of the premium on their school website by 4th April 2018. For a lot of schools, this falls during the Easter Holidays so you’ll need to get in ahead of the deadline.

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Stop telling girls what to like: toys, gender and the messages they send

December 2017

‘Tis the season! Christmas is nearly here – over the next couple of weeks we’ll gather with friends and family, give gifts and celebrate - eating, drinking and being merry. Or at least some of us will – there’ll be less drinking and being merry for me this year as I’m around 5 months pregnant.

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How NOT to spend your PE and Sport Premium

November 2017

The big news this week is that the Government has released its guidance on spending of the PE and Sport Premium. This article explains the funding and how it should (and shouldn’t) be spent.

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Totally Runable recognised at business awards

October 2017

The Totally Runable Team were excited to be guests at the Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards this week, and even more excited to be named a Finalist in the Most Promising New Business Category, sponsored by Enterpising Barnsley.

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