On Saturday I ran my first trail marathon (a lovely, small race at Ladybower). Inevitably in the days that followed many people who knew or I have told have asked me, "how did you get on?" My answers have generally been variations of: "It was okay, I survived!" "Miles 20-25.5 were mentally very hard and lonely, a lot of me wanted to stop." "Good. I recovered really well, felt a little stiff on Sunday but generally okay." "I enjoyed it (mainly), I want to run a longer distance
Eve and I have been involved with a plethora of events recently concerned with addressing women's leadership and political representation. Given the timing, with the election of the 'metro Mayors' (all 6 are male, and 94% of their top teams are men) and the impending General Election (at which there is limited change to the representation of women predicted by analysis for the Fawcett Society), it has been an opportune time to reflect on the need for more structural changes.