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Does school uniform make girls less active

September 2022

We value curiosity, and as experts in the Gender Sport Gap in schools, we often find ourselves thinking and talking about big issues surrounding the Gender Sport Gap. This half term Totally Runable Director and co-founder Nat is being curious, asking; Does school uniform make girls less active?...

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My 5 role models… with Karen Dobres

August 2022

For the next article in our role models series, Totally Runable’s Natalie Jackson spoke to Karen Dobres, Director of Lewes Football Club. Lewes FC is the first (and currently only) football club in the world to dedicate equal resources to its men’s and women’s teams...

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Is running good for my mental health?

May 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness month and, to recognise the importance of the work that Team Totally Runable do around all forms of health and wellbeing, we have lots going on this month...

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Should You Be Doing More For Girls In Sport?

May 2022

It was great to appear in AfPE’s Autumn 2021 Edition of Physical Education Matters...

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Girls and Sport Pledge Week is coming this term

April 2022

From 27th June to 1st July we’ll be celebrating schools doing more for girls in sport. We'll be sharing success stories from schools working hard to close the Gender Sport Gap, and giving some awards to those schools doing it best...

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Take a moment to celebrate our new ambassador!

March 2022

Keely Hodgkinson won the nation’s hearts in 2021 when she announced herself as Great Britain’s brightest Athletics talent. At just 19-years-old, the 800m track specialist started the year by becoming the youngest British athlete to win a European Indoor title for over 50-years. The showcase event of the Summer was the rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games, and again Keely showed maturity beyond her years when came home with a silver-medal and a new British record. The final big event of the season was the star-studded Diamond League Final in Zurich where Keely finished ahead of all her rivals and lifted the title...

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Looking for a way to boost teacher wellbeing and staff morale? How about Desk to 5k?

March 2022

Whether you are juggling school staff roles to deal with today’s 25 staff absences, or you are considering whether to reimplement class bubbles as 6% of your pupils test positive for covid, working in (and leading) schools can feel a little chaotic at the moment.

We don’t want to claim that running is the answer to EVERYTHING, but what we know from the work that we do both in and out of schools, and in our own lives, is that you might be surprised how much it could help. And what’s more, our Desk to 5k tool is completely free and staff can start using it TODAY...

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How to start running: a 3 step beginner’s guide

March 2022

Starting anything new can be scary, especially something like running. Running isn’t always easy, but it can be pretty simple if you go about it the right way. And we’re here to help with this beginner’s guide.

Our 3 step plan will get you out the door and on your way to being a runner before you know it.

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Is 2022 the year of women’s sport?

January 2022

With an action-packed elite sports calendar featuring the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, the EUFA Women’s Euro’s, the Women’s Rugby League and Women’s Rugby Union World Cups, the Women’s Cricket World Cup, the Commonwealth Games and the Women’s Ashes Tournament that’s a pretty comprehensive range of sports to interest most sports fans as well as an opportunity to capture the interest of new audiences...

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My 5 Role Models... with Amelia Strickler

May 2021

This week Totally Runable’s Natalie Jackson spoke to Amelia Strickler, the Loughborough-based British shot put Champion heading to the Tokyo Olympic Games, about the role models who inspired her to back herself...

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My 5 Role Models... with Nat Panagarry

April 2021

Totally Runable’s Natalie Jackson spoke to England Vitality Rose and Loughborough Lightning Netball Captain Nat Panagarry, about the role models who inspired her to pursue a life in sport and be a strong fearless female athlete...

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My 5 Role Models... with Nikki Fong Lyew Quee

April 2021

This week Totally Runable’s Natalie Jackson spoke to British Basketball player, Commonwealth Silver Medalist and Manchester Met guard, Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee about those who inspired her to be a role model to others...

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My 5 Role Models... with Bethany England

March 2021

Totally Runable’s Natalie Jackson spoke to Chelsea FC and England Lionesses striker Bethany England about her role models and the ways they inspire her...

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My 5 role models… with Stacey Copeland

March 2021

In this week’s article Totally Runable’s Natalie Jackson spoke to Stacey Copeland, Commonwealth boxing champion, former England footballer, public speaker, women’s sport advocate and founder of the charity ‘Pave The Way’, all about the categories of people that inspire her...

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My 5 role models… with Laura Massaro

March 2021

This week Totally Runable’s Natalie Jackson spoke to retired squash player, former World Number 1, World Champion and British Open Champion, Laura Massaro, about the 5 people who inspired her to be the best version of herself...

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My 5 role models… with Emily Freeman

March 2021

In this week’s article Totally Runable’s Natalie Jackson spoke to Olympian and Former UK Number 1 sprinter (as well as her Totally Runable and #SeeSportyBeSporty Co-founder) Emily Freeman about those who inspired her during her sprinting career...

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My 5 role models… with Jenny Meadows

March 2021

In this week’s article Totally Runable’s Natalie Jackson spoke to Olympian, World and European Medallist, 800m runner (and her Totally Runable and #SeeSportyBeSporty Co-Director) Jenny Meadows about those who inspired her to reach her potential as an athlete and in business...

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My 5 role models… with Hannah Cockroft

March 2021

This week Totally Runable’s Natalie Jackson spoke to wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft, 12-time world champion and 5-time Paralympic champion, about the role models who inspired her to be the best...

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My 5 Role Models... with Holly Bradshaw

March 2021

This week Totally Runable’s Natalie Jackson spoke to British pole vault legend and British record holder Holly Bradshaw about the 5 people who inspired her to become a better person and pole vaulter...

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My 5 Role Models... with Stef Reid

January 2021

Totally Runable’s Natalie Jackson spoke to 5-time world record holder, world champion, triple Paralympic long jump and 200m sprint medallist (and Celebrity Masterchef finalist!) Stefanie Reid, about the role models who showed her how to make her dreams a reality...

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My 5 Role Models... with Bethan Partridge

December 2020

This week Natalie Jackson spoke to 2020 British Indoor High Jump Champion Bethan Partridge about those who inspired her to be a role model to others...

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My 5 Role Models... with Emily Borthwick

November 2020

This week Natalie Jackson spoke to British High Jump bronze medallist Emily Borthwick about those who inspired her to take risks and believe in herself...

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Totally Runable Work Wins Primary School Sports Award

September 2020

Totally Runable’s work with Darton Primary School in South Yorkshire has won a prestigious county-wide sports award for innovation...

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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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My 5 role models… with Carrie Dunn

August 2020

This week Natalie Jackson spoke to sports writer, author and academic Dr Carrie Dunn, author of women’s football books Roar of the Lionesses and Pride of the Lionesses, about those who inspired her to pay it forward.

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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'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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