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7. Alexandra Heminsley – wobbly bits, wetsuits and writing

7. Alexandra Heminsley – wobbly bits, wetsuits and writing

Alexandra Heminsley is a writer, broadcaster and journalist, whose books ‘Running Like A Girl’ and ‘Leap In: A Woman, Some Waves And The Will To Swim’ chronicle her journey into, firstly, marathon running and subsequently the unknown world of open water sea swimming. She talks of conquered fears, putting one foot in front of another and the joy of succeeding against the odds. ‘Leap In’ was written against the backdrop of Alexandra’s journey through IVF, and is heart-wrenching and hauntingly beautiful in equal measure. Her writing is frank, funny and relatable, and it is this honesty that stands her out from the crowd.

Alex’s most recent project has been as co-writer of Knowing The Score, Judy Murray’s autobiography. She also writes for The Pool and frequently appears on both television and radio. 

She chatted to us about role models, working with Judy, getting into writing and publishing, and what’s next for her.


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