The Women's Running Podcast

Ep 17. Gabby Logan, Broadcaster

December 10, 2020 Esther Newman Season 1 Episode 17
The Women's Running Podcast
Ep 17. Gabby Logan, Broadcaster
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The Women's Running Podcast
Ep 17. Gabby Logan, Broadcaster
Dec 10, 2020 Season 1 Episode 17
Esther Newman

In this episode we speak to Gabby Logan. Gabby is a mainstay on our TV, presenting Match of the Day and Question of Sport, as well as reporting on the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games, and the London Marathon. Coming from a very sporty family, it’s perhaps not surprising that Gabby excelled at sport as a child, becoming an accomplished gymnast in her teens. Injury put an end to her gymnastic career, but an appearance on Blue Peter tapped into her ambition to launch a career in broadcasting, which she swiftly did once out of university. She talks to us here about how she launched her career, how she's shrugged off discrimination, the snarly comments in newspapers, and the disparity in the financing of men’s and women’s sports which, she explains, begins at grassroots level. She also talks about her running, how her teenage son now overtakes her, and how she’s chuffed to bits with her recent MBE, but because of covid she still hasn’t had her audience with the queen. Yet.

Gabby is an ambassador for  TYG, a gut health sports drinks packed with functional ingredients and live bio cultures to help optimise your performance.

This episode is sponsored by Runderwear. Women’s Running listeners can still get an exclusive 20% off all full-priced items online using the code WR20 at www.runderwear.co.uk



Runderwear


Show Notes

In this episode we speak to Gabby Logan. Gabby is a mainstay on our TV, presenting Match of the Day and Question of Sport, as well as reporting on the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games, and the London Marathon. Coming from a very sporty family, it’s perhaps not surprising that Gabby excelled at sport as a child, becoming an accomplished gymnast in her teens. Injury put an end to her gymnastic career, but an appearance on Blue Peter tapped into her ambition to launch a career in broadcasting, which she swiftly did once out of university. She talks to us here about how she launched her career, how she's shrugged off discrimination, the snarly comments in newspapers, and the disparity in the financing of men’s and women’s sports which, she explains, begins at grassroots level. She also talks about her running, how her teenage son now overtakes her, and how she’s chuffed to bits with her recent MBE, but because of covid she still hasn’t had her audience with the queen. Yet.

Gabby is an ambassador for  TYG, a gut health sports drinks packed with functional ingredients and live bio cultures to help optimise your performance.

This episode is sponsored by Runderwear. Women’s Running listeners can still get an exclusive 20% off all full-priced items online using the code WR20 at www.runderwear.co.uk



Runderwear