The Queen B Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Its that time of year again, when we put pen to paper and come up with our most wanted list for Santa. Naturally Queen B stash is at the top of our list but here are some other options of Queen B approved pressies for your loved ones this year!   The Squad. This one is for all you gym …

Joining a new sport as an adult – A few years on…

A while back I wrote a blog about my experience joining a new sport as an adult. You can check it out HERE. The general theme was that sport doesn’t have to die for grown ups and access to sport is open if you just ask. I am writing this piece after one of the most satisfying, heart breaking and …

I Always Wondered Why Barry Ran…

I always wondered why Barry ran… Everyone I know who runs (myself included) no matter how fast or slow they do it, wear it loud and proud like a badge. ‘I’m a runner. I love to run.’ We all have different reasons for it. For me it is a way of staying sane, it is what I do when being …

Christmas Gift Guide 2016

Here at Queen B HQ we take presents pretty seriously. We want to pick the perfect pressie for each of our loved ones and keep eyes and ears open from at least October for that something special that will push the joy levels over the edge on Christmas morning. As it is the season of giving, we have come up …

The Queen B Sports Bra Challenge

Last year we sent out some samples to the ladies of Oxford University Women’s Lightweight Rowing Club to try on for sizing and after receiving a couple of hilarious photos back of who we like to call “Oxford Man” (real name Aidan) wearing the bra samples we issued a challenge – You want to wear that bra? Then let’s do …

I Did That…When the Ireland Men’s Hockey Team Inspired us to get Obsessed. Player Q&A

Hello from Queen B HQ, Team Captain Brid here. I like to muscle in occasionally on the blog because despite the fact that I am in no way responsible for 99.9% of the blogging on this website, I manage to get all the credit for it so I figure I’d better do something occasionally! (Sorry QueenBloggers!) It’s Olympic year *bites …

Sink or Swim…A First Triathlon Diary

There is something oddly vulnerable about huddling at the side of a pool with a bunch of swim suit clad strangers.  We smiled nervously at each other, shivering, partly from the freezing temperatures that greeted us that April morning but mostly from nerves.  We swapped congenial stories of where we are from, finding camaraderie in downplaying our preparedness for the …

Q&A with UCD Cox Shauna Fitzsimons

In 2015, University College Dublin Student and Superstar Cox Shauna Fitzsimons told us her story about a time when she was dropped from her squad and what she did next. It was one of our most well received blogs that resonated with people well beyond the rowing world. If you haven’t read it, here’s a LINK (Seriously, check it out…it made …

Q&A with Irish Rower Claire Lambe

As the Olympic Games in Rio draw closer we thought we would touch base with Irish Rower and Queen B Claire Lambe. Claire and her phenomenal crew mate Sinead Jennings qualified their boat for Rio (Lightweight Double Scull) at the 2015 Rowing World Championships. I have known Claire to see since she was J15 in Commercial Rowing Club, Dublin and …

Athlete Q&A, Emma Buckley, International U18 Hockey Goal Keeper

In the coming months we will be profiling some of our friends who are making waves in the sporting world. People you know and people you might not have heard about…YET! Time to shine a light on the girls who are kicking ass and taking names left, right and centre with a set of quick fire questions. First up is …

Size Guide

Some advice on choosing your size at Queen B Athletics. For any queries or specific questions email us at: info@queenbathletics.com we love to help. S M L XL Size UK 8 – 10 12 – 14 14 – 16 16 – 18 Size EU 34 – 36 38-40 40-42 42-44 Size US 4 – 6 8 – 10 10 – …

The Queen B Christmas Gift Guide 2015

Panic over people!!!! Panic over! We got you covered for gifts for the sporty girls who made the Badass list this Christmas. So if you are buying for the sporty girl in your life or if you are a sporty girl and remembered that the best thing about Christmas when you were a child was that YOU MADE A LIST, and require …

Guts, Glory, and Gr-Outfits

We are thrilled, pumped and generally over-excited to bring you a new guest blogger and latest member of the Queen B family. Christa Dine is a former coxswain for the University of Notre Dame, and current coach. A gal after our own hearts Christa has also founded “Call the Coxie” working with rowers and coxswains. So, in honour of our …

Never Give Up – A Cox’s Story

All our blogs are special, but this blog is extra. Shauna, Cox and friend of the Queen B Royal Family was brave and dare we say plucky enough to agree to write about how it feels to be dropped from a squad. This is the reality of elite sport. It doesn’t always go your way. What is important isn’t when …

Are you a Unicorn? 10 Questions with Sharon Hutchinson of Sportswomen.ie

Queen B Team Captain Brid interviewed Sharon in Cork Harlequins Hockey Club. Best. Day. Ever. We have been thinking about a theme for our blog about Dr. Sharon Hutchinson (she never told us she had a Ph.D, but we found out, mwa ha ha haaaa), founder of sportswomen.ie, former international hockey player, active member of Cork Harlequins and Kinsale Hockey …

Joining a New Sport as an Adult – My Honest Experience

Hello Team Queen B. It’s your Captain Brid speaking. I was chatting to a friend recently who suggested I write a little piece about my recent hockey addiction and well, here we are. You see hockey is a sport I have always been drawn to but it never quite sucked me in for a few reasons: I was a rower. …