Felicity Hawksley (Felicity (Fawkes) Hawksley)




About Felicity (Fawkes) Hawksley:

Freelance sports hack, ex-rower, keen cyclist and professional accidenteer. Enjoyer of insane self-made challenges. Proud to wear Dark Blue on Boat Race Day. About to escape the country to follow the women's pro peloton for a year - find out more at my blog ...

Felicity (Fawkes) Hawksley's Posts:

Marathons: Tips from a Pro ... maybe
posted on November 6, 2012 at 8:18pm

I've always been one for experiments. Us sisters, when we were little, ate some dry dog food, just to see what it tasted like (salty). Then there was the time that, aged about 9, I convinced my little sister to let me lick her eyeball, just to see wha...more

Wiggle Cycle Store: Men and Sluts Only!
posted on October 29, 2012 at 8:48pm

  No copyright infringement intended in the use of this photograph. This picture is the month of April from a calendar sold online by bicycle and bicycle accessories website, Wiggle. My first reaction to products like this is to shake my head ...more

Haven or Hell: Women's sports - a good place to be gay?
posted on October 27, 2012 at 4:31pm

It passed under the radar months ago and only hit the headlines with Laura Robson’s cute, understated rainbow hair-tie protest at the Australian Open. Margaret Court, Australian tennis legend, turned wacko chose to speak her mind. Though these mo...more

The Leper Colony: Why women's cycling can (and should) go it alone
posted on October 27, 2012 at 9:32am

  I've been avoiding writing about Lance Armstrong for some time. Partly because my legal brain is engaged in a battle with my common sense. “He never tested properly, properly positive” whispers the lawyer in me. But there is such ...more

Convenient Reverence: Forward with Scholarships (Pt. 1)
posted on October 12, 2012 at 3:05pm

'CONVENIENT REVERENCE' [Originally written as a discursive paper for conference presentation] 'On the judicious use of university athletic scholarships to increase the number of British champions and better a nation's sporting culture' 1.1: Introduc...more

Enjoy Some Good Ol' HATE MAIL!
posted on September 29, 2012 at 9:47am

I just sent this email to the Guardian Sports desk.  I doubt very much that anyone will ever read it; that I will ever get a reply or that their practices will change.  Hence the silly tone - might as well have some fun whilst you're failing ...more

That Which Was Lost
posted on September 25, 2012 at 9:22am

Somewhere in Oxford, Great Britain, 2009, 5.25am. Two Varsity rowers sleep, the winter morning silent around them, the spires of their Oxford scraping the frosted sky. Three more months to the Boat Race.  192 sessions gone; 144 to go, until they l...more

Emma Pooley: Completely Wrong
posted on September 23, 2012 at 9:50am

The Women's Senior Elite Road Race Championships, Holland Interviewing a competitor directly after an event is a bit like interviewing a drunk person. They can be tired, emotional, even vomiting – I've seen combinations of all three. And as with...more

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