Sunday, 22 May 2022

Walk 4 Health

I had the great pleasure of filming with Walk 4 Health, a walking group in South Yorkshire for people from minority backgrounds which is aiming to widen access to the great outdoors. Walk 4 Health was created in Sheffield in 2004 initially for black men but now welcomes people from all minorities. Every month they head out into the countryside. The 7 kilometres I walked while filming the story was so much easier with my small, mobile journalism kit (which is made up of an iPhone and a rig) rather than my old, heavy filming equipment.

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Sunday, 15 May 2022

Running & Filming Leeds Half Marathon

When I was told I was going to be reporting on Leeds Half Marathon I said to the producer Jennifer that I could run it and film it at the same time! I realised it was a bit of a mad idea but to her credit she agreed. Cameraman Dan Nelson provided me with a small 360 camera (where it films all around you) on a selfie stick and I filmed about 5 different sections of the race while I was running including an interview with Leeds Rhinos coach Jamie Jones-Buchanan who I spotted halfway through. I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of running the race then putting this story together with Dan. An exhilarating and exhausting experience!

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Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Yorkshire at Headingley

County Cricket returned to Headingley last week for the first time since the racism scandal that rocked Yorkshire County Cricket club. They took on Kent following big changes in the personnel at the club.  All members of the coaching staff were among sixteen people to have left Yorkshire. It was after a report found former player Azeem Rafiq was a victim of "racial harassment and bullying" at the club.

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