Time for women’s football to be recognised. 

I post here about an issue I feel strongly about. It has nothing to do with racing or adventure sport but everything to do with discrimination towards women in sport. 

For those of you that still laugh at Women’s soccer I hope you have watched the World Cup. It has been excellent. As a coach of a women’s team for years this issue is close to my heart. I have had comments about how it must be nice to coach ladies soccer, it must be easier and you get to see nice fit women. These guys that made these comments are totally ignorant to women’s football. During my years coaching I learnt that women work just as hard to become the best players they can. They have the exact same attributes of skill, strength and character as men do. It may be true in some cases that men are stronger and faster than women but this doesn’t mean the women’s game isn’t as good a sport or shouldn’t be advertised or followed in the same way as the men’s.  Women are exactly the same as men in terms of passion for the sport and this should be recognised. 

Anyhow I won’t rant for long but this article below is worth a read. I also advise anyone out there to make the time to watch the final between the U.S. and Japan, no doubt it will be a cracker.

http://mashable.com/2015/06/30/fifa-alex-morgan/

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Good article and the week just past

http://kayteehause.weebly.com/blog/the-wife-of-an-ultrarunner

This article is well worth the read. For any girlfriends or boyfriends of runners or crazy trainers of any kind out there. This will give you a laugh and is well written!

I enjoyed the croi cornamona 80km spin on saturday, maintaining a 31km/hr average pace and really pushing it at times with David that joined me last week on the 120k really flying it in this one. I will post a few photos when I get my hands on them. All in all it has been good to get the miles under my belt on the bike as July will be mostly cycle free.

This week has been crazy at work but my toughest session went well where I clocked a 17.56 and an 18.10 minute over 5km. Really went hard but very happy to clock a PB over the 5km!

Enjoy the article anyhow and I will have a few photos coming soon including my new/second hand MTB,