After the posturing in the media concerning sporting female role models, following on from the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year 2011, (where there were no women in the final sift) I naively expected the press to readjust their thinking. I have just been through the sports pages of the Independent on Saturday, I regularly sit through the BBC sports reports, and there is so rare a sight of women’s sport that one would conclude that the female of the species never leaves its armchair except to wash up or cook. I do realise that it is not about sport but big finance, however, for the health of the nation the press and TV channels must get a grip and start reporting the thousands of unsung heroines who regularly get their kit on and go out there training in all weathers.

I wish you all a healthy year.

Denny Bradbury