Last Weekend was magic! In fact the whole week was a whirl of fast paced Derby goodness with a humongous chunk of PR frivolity chucked in!
Are we sitting comfortably? Then I will begin:..It started when we had a very special phone call at SWAT headquarters from non other than The Sun newspaper ! We had been chosen (thanks to some help from Roller Derby UK) to feature in a double page spread about the sport we all love! Football, I mean ROLLER DERBY!!!!!
What an honor! Now we knew we’d been working hard on and off the track, but to be noticed by a national paper wasn’t something that happens every day! The buzz started to vibrate round our PR minds.What would they focus on? Would it portray Derby under the light it should be, a serious, hard, … Read More »
Sometimes you have to just start! – My first blog for a while, but it’s crammed with lots of Roller Derby goodness!
Well I didn’t think that would happen!
Writers block, laziness, busyness, business, not knowing what to say, knowing what to say and not wanting to? For whatever reason my blog history now has a massive gaping hole in it!
This is my first blog since January.
I’ve started to write it in my head many times but never put fingers to keys and actually done it! So much has happened, almost too much and I think that has actually stopped me writing it as the enormity of the task, how to cram it all in, just got too big! The thing is, for you the readers, reading a novel of a blog would have been as much of a chore as me writing it so today, I’ve just got myself into gear and just started typing! What will be will be (and hopefully … Read More »
Well hi there! Long time no read!
I haven’t written a blog since New Years Eve!!!! I try and write one a week but my life has been jam packed! (Jam packed, jammer packed pack is here! Yes Derby filled to the brim!)
We’ve all been training hard since the return from our Xmas break. We’ve been pushed, pulled,squashed,hit,crunched and all manner of moves that have raised our cardio and agility on the track (plus I think we all wanted to work off some of the boxes of chocolates we consumed over the Xmas period!)
Seems others have been discovering the benefits of the Derby Workout too! ABC News picked up on it on Good morning America. Check out this link to see their reporter in action! Our training sesh’s are somewhat a bit more extreme but that’s why we LOVE it!
Our … Read More »
So did we get to training last weekend??? Noooooooo is the sad sad answer.The floods were just too bad and it was touch and go whether we would make it back …..without a boat (or someone with a batman car) so ‘The Topsham Massive’ as we are collectively called in our car share, made a very grown up decision to stay in bed! Ha ha well not quite but we all were in out PJs I think when we were discussing it over the tinternet in the warm (I won’t tell you what time of day it was!)
As it happened it was the right thing to do as the rain came in hard just after training and my town was cut off from the rest of the world completely! Quite exciting really but it didn’t help matters though when I … Read More »
This is more live coverage of my life rather than a blog as I am writing live! (not that I am normally dead when I write but I do write my blog on my laptop and mark it like being my own teacher, pontificate a bit, swap sentences round and make sure I haven’t offended anyone in the writing process!
This is me, writing straight onto the Roller Derby UK website, unfiltered, un-doctored and straight out of my brain!!! Ouch!…….Why? (you may ask) well, I chose to do a NEWS FLASH of sorts as time is slipping away from me and I have to get ready for a very BIG event………
………….and I am playing! My first bout as a fully fledged Derby girl for S.W.A.T!
Mega excited as you can probably tell and have been upping my game, practicing hard … Read More »
“My sweat has sweat on it!” .That was my status last night after training! It amazes me what my S.W.A.T girls are capable of and there is something that blows my mind at every session.
So as you can see, I am finally back on my skates after my tooth catastrophe!…and I love it!
My first session back was a couple of weeks ago now. It was a light one and I had the pleasure of being Smousey, our Fresh Meat coach for S.W.A.T’s, demo model for our new Fresh Meaties! This was a lot of fun and I finally got to meet everyone who had taken the fabulous leap into the world of Derby. This session was the Freshies first proper training session and I was Smousey. Debbie Mcgee to her Paul Daniels! I wanted to wear more glitter but … Read More »
This is my 11th Blog for Roller Derby UK. That’s about 15000 words so far! Nearly enough for my book! (I like to aim high) Just maybe!?
I never thought that I would actually enjoy writing every week. I guess it helps to be passionate about the subject, but to be honest with you, I was put off taking my English education any further than the school gates when I was younger. My best friend and I spent most of the time shut in the stationary cupboard by our English teacher!
She thought she was punishing us but we didn’t half have fun in that cupboard which became our second home! There was a T.V (which didn’t work, much to our dismay, as our lesson was bang on neighbours time after lunch) There was also a window so pretending we had … Read More »
Passed my written skills test tonight! Yay! What a good way to start off a training session.
We worked on positional blocking tonight, I have to say I’ve never been very good at this.
The main aim of this is to use your bum to stop the other skater getting past you. We were told to get as close as we could to the skater we were blocking but no matter how hard I tried I always seem to roll off too fast and they skated right on by! Our trainer suggested getting into the Plough stop stance and it worked a treat!! My partner ended up tripping up and taking me down with her which meant she got the major penalty and off to the sin bin she went!
Therefore today’s top tip for nailing the back blocking technique… … Read More »