Reviews & Interviews

I’ve really enjoyed being interviewed for various podcasts, blogs, newspapers and magazines about mountain running, adventure racing and my two books, Mud, Sweat and Tears (2011) and Bump, Bike and Baby (2018).


If you want an idea of what adventure racing is all about, in 2014, Channel 4 produced this stunning video of the Helly Hansen Killarney Adventure Race (now known as Quest Killarney) that I feature in:


I spoke to the brand new Outsider Magazine Podcast about the Wicklow Round and juggling training with starting a family. Have a listen here.

I was really privileged to speak with Helen Murray of Oxygen Addict Triathlon Podcast about what it takes to compete in adventure races. You can listen to the interview here.

It was lovely talking with coach, Laura Fountain of Lazy Girl Running, about combining training and racing with raising a young family. The podcast can be heard here.

I had a great old chat with Sarah Williams of Tough Girl Challenges, who regularly interviews women around the world to hear their inspiring stories.


Outsider Magazine also wrote a brilliant review of Bump, Bike and Baby. Apparently my “ability to train right up to my due date will dispel any rumours that your life as an athlete must come to an end the minute you pee on that stick.”

Podium Cafe did a thorough review of Bump, Bike and Baby, suggesting that, “Far too many recent books telling stories about ‘ordinary’ people taking on extraordinary bike-based challenges have been written from a point of view that excludes spouses and family commitments. Bump, Bike & Baby is a breath of fresh air and shows that the two can be mixed while still telling a story that can inspire and amuse in equal measures.”

As part of Bump, Bike and Baby’s Launch, there was a formidable blog tour. Details of and links to all the blogs that took part can be found here.

_Bump Bike and Baby Blog Tour

In late 2018, I was fortunate enough to speak with Run247 about how great a sport adventure racing is. I also spoke with Outdoors Radar about how adventure racing helped me beat post-pregnancy blues and let me become an award-nominated author.


The fantastic Wendy Rumble of held a competition to win a copy of Bump, Bike and Baby, as well as inviting me to take part in an Instagram Live Interview.

Run Deep published an extract from my book before releasing a full review of it in the August edition of the magazine.

I shared with The Running Bug my top tips for runners who are thinking of starting a family, for women who want to keep active while pregnant, and for new parents.

The fantastic movement, Endurance Women fielded some great questions about running and pregnancy in this Q&A.

Ireland’s also wrote a superb interview at the end of 2018, detailing the kind of woman I want to be.


The kick-ass adventure racing magazine, Kayathlon, interviewed me as part of their competitor spotlight and even made me the cover girl! The full magazine can be downloaded here.

I was so chuffed that my hometown paper, the Derry Journal have featured both my books. The review of Bump, Bike and Baby can be found here, and of Mud, Sweat and Tears is available here.

Sunday Life Newspaper brought me and my kids on a fun photo shoot for their coverage of what it is like getting back in the saddle as a new mum:

Trail Running Magazine also gave the book a good mention while reporting on my Denis Rankin Round.

The wonderful author, Sue Leonard, interviewed me as part of her Beginner’s Pluck column in the Irish Examiner.

And, last but definitely not least, my local paper the Newry Reporter christened me ‘Mountain Momma’. It doesn’t get better than that!