Meet the team - Women's Running

Meet the team

Hello, lovely runner.

Welcome to Women’s Running. We’re all about encouraging women of all backgrounds to get out there and run. Whether you’re training for your fifth marathon, you want to make the leap from a 10K to a half or you’ve never laced up your trainers before, we’re confident that you’ll be able to find something useful on our website or in the magazine. We aim to be your running coach, your motivator and your trusted news source for all things running. Here’s a little bit about us…

Esther Newman

Esther is passionate about promoting running as just about the best thing there is, and empowering women to take ownership of their physical and mental wellbeing. She hated team sports at school, but has always loved (slow) running and swimming, and thoroughly enjoys being punished at early morning bootcamps. Her favourite race distance is half marathon, but she’s recently been shifting gears to marathon, and loves the nutrition, hydration, form and kit nerdiness that comes with that.


Holly Taylor
Digital Editor

Holly writes content for the Women’s Running website and runs our social media channels. She never really considered herself a runner before working with the WR team and discovering that running could, in fact, be brilliant. She ran the Bath Half this year and found the training a fantastic way to deal with stress and anxiety as well as a way to challenge herself and keep fit. She’s now absolutely hooked and is already signed up for next year’s race.


Kate Sellers
Digital Assistant

 Kate is writes content for the Women’s Running website, collaborates with our fave brands and often pops up on our Insta stories. She is passionate about enjoying movement and exercise, and is also a PT and yoga teacher. She loves running around the countryside and you’ll often find her trying to encourage her reluctant dog to go just one more mile.


Neha Baveja
Digital Marketing Assistant

Neha has just joined Women’s Running to manage and create content for our social media channels. She loves all things marketing and is extremely excited to bring in her new ideas to the team. Growing up in a family of fitness enthusiasts, Neha ran her first 5K when she was just 12. She has never looked back since, and finds it a great way to keep fit and stress-free.


Verity Travers
Head of Marketing and Production

Verity is a busy mother of two who tries to fit in a run when she can. The feeling when she gets out for a run is second to none – fresh air, music on, freedom! She feels very strongly that running helps her to be a good role model for her kids who also love to be active. Last year she completed her first half which she was excited and nervous about in equal measure.


Rachel Ifans
Chief Sub Editor

Rachel gets to meet and interview all our inspiring cover stars, so she has one of the best jobs on Women’s Running. She’s also recently become our new chief sub and whip-cracker. Having trained for the Bath Half Marathon again this year, Rachel is really enjoying running again now. She always enjoys running most after training for a race, because she can explore new paths and take the pressure off herself in terms of distance and speed. This year she ended up doing the Virtual Bath Half instead of the ‘real’ one, but ended up enjoying it just as much as the real thing.


Tina Chantrey
Fitness Editor

Tina has been a health and fitness writer for over 20 years, she has written several books, is a UKA qualified running and athletics coach and mental health champion and is happiest running long in the hills or coaching her team of incredible women on the south coast on Mondays and Fridays.


Alex Duce
Art Editor

Magazine designer, husband, father of two and Depeche Mode fan, Alex has previously worked on magazines covering home cinema to veganism, sci-fi to 80s pop music and beyond. He’s currently focused on designing the perfect running feature.


Megan Gibbings
Senior Advertising Executive

Megan joined the Women’s Running team in February 2019. Her role involves exploring the most effective way for brands to access our audience. She’s always had a passion for health and fitness – not only to make those cocktails totally guilt-free but most importantly for the post-workout endorphins. You’ll find her at body pump three times a week when she’s not chasing her best 10k time.


Ella Bywater
Sales Apprentice

Ella joined the Women’s Running team in March 2021. Her role is to explore how she can capture new brands to access our responsive audience. She loves keeping fit by working out and going to regular exercise classes, and has recently started enjoying exploring new places whilst going on more walks too.

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