Women in Sport Week 2016

The 3-9 October 2016 is Women in Sport Week. To help celebrate it, we've brought together writing from all of our women (and girl) contributors - athletes at the top of their sport, athletes just starting out, school children, octogenarians, volunteers, race marshals, race secretaries - all women putting something back into the sport (and writing rather well about it too). We've included a couple of other pieces - like the one on the Special Olympics below, which also celebrate the achievement of female athletes.

Our first piece below is from paratriathlete Lizzie Tench, followed by two collections of writing from Stoke-on-Trent to scroll through, the first celebrating sport generally, the second celebrating Stoke's wonderful half marathon, the Potters 'Arf.

Read and enjoy - there are some great stories here!