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First Women Awards

“Are guys your own age ever intimidated by you?” my date asks me*.

We’re walking through central London at midnight (all future dates take note, this is one of my favourite things to do) and although I suppose asking someone to cancel dinner reservations and attend a black-tie awards ceremony with you for a second date isn’t exactly normal, it strikes me as a strange question.  969 more words


My Animals and Other Family by Clare Balding (2012)

An unguarded moment without a book while I was staying at a friend’s house, and this is what happens!  I was reduced to scrabbling through the limited selection of paperbacks in one of the children’s bedrooms and, having rejected… 170 more words

Top UK sports presenter calls on Irish broadcasters to do more for women's sport

TOP UK sports broadcaster Clare Balding believes Irish broadcasters and media outlets should be doing much more to promote women’s sports.

Speaking at the Liberty Insurance… 619 more words

Jack of all trades and master of none

The BBC announced today that Clare Balding would be fronting their evening highlights show, Wimbledon2day. Balding will be a direct replacement for John Inverdale who somewhat bizarrely, given his penchant for inflammatory off the cuff remarks will move into the commentary box. 846 more words


Final answer: you are what you wear

When it comes to accelerating your career, you are most definitely what you wear. That’s it, the final answer, no debate. And, by the way, it’s exactly the same for men and women. 472 more words

Career Coach

Press Conference – Clare Balding style! Part One

Coverage of women’s sport needs to go ‘much further than it is’ as Clare Balding says information and funding are two big things to help women’s sport progress. 629 more words

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A degree of equality

It takes a special sort of person to start rowing at five in the morning. By rowing, I mean the sport, rather than arguing loudly, although you could argue (loudly) that there is a certain amount of sport in rowing competitively, and just as vigorous a training regime. 848 more words