Women’s running and training program Another Mother Runner announces the appointment of Tish Hamilton as a contributing writer
Portland, OR – (January, 2018) – Another Mother Runner announces Tish Hamilton has joined their team as a contributing writer for their content website AnotherMotherRunner.com. Hamilton, a longtime executive editor for Runner’s World and “Mother Runner” herself, will be contributing 4-5 articles per month on popular topics such as setting goals, injury prevention, and becoming a stronger, faster runner.
Another Mother Runner, (AMR) founded by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea, has cultivated a community of like-minded women with similar goals and challenges since their best-selling book Run Like a Mother, published in 2010, hit the shelves and struck a chord with audiences across the country. McDowell will remain as creative director and editor of the website, which features a popular blog that covers everything from injury prevention to training, nutrition, and both funny and poignant stories from contributing authors.
“Back when our five collective kids were ankle-biters, we got an assignment from Tish to run the Nike Women’s Marathon and write about our training for Runner’s World magazine. That whole experience morphed into Run Like a Mother, a chatty, advice-filled book published in 2010,” says Shea. “Train Like a Mother followed in 2012, and Tales from Another Mother Runner completed the trilogy in 2015. Turning the tables, Tish contributed an essay to Tales from Another Mother Runner, and she’s been a guest on our podcast twice. We’re absolutely thrilled to have her on board for more regular contributions and know our tribe will enjoy her advice and insights.”
“Sarah and I both wrote various stories for Tish, who, as executive editor at Runner’s World, helped direct the focus and content of the magazine,” adds McDowell. “Like the capable editor she is—she honed her craft at such magazines as Rolling Stone and Outside—she guided us with expertise and grace, polishing our prose while allowing our attitudes and personalities to shine through. It’s a fun turn of events to do the same for her as she interacts with our AMR tribe.”
AMR has also snowballed into a robust virtual community that includes a podcast, rapidly growing social media networks which feature advice, motivation, and giveaways from partners, very popular blog, and online marketplace with sassy running tees and accessories. The duo also created the Train Like a Mother Club, which offers comprehensive training programs for everything from the 5k to the marathon, as well as triathlon, ultra, nutrition, and mental performance programs.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to interact with the passionate AMR community online. As an editor at Runner’s World for 14 years, I absorbed so much about the running lifestyle that I’m bursting to share,” says Hamilton. “Even though I have run marathons for nearly 30 years, I’ve always been more interested in community than in competition. I’m so excited to join a tribe of women who appreciate running’s power to lift the spirits, create community and just generally make us all happier and healthier.”
Studies continue to show an upward trend for female runners, and expectations for 2018 seem to be following the same projections, something McDowell attributes to the popularity of their podcast, blog and training programs. “Not long ago, women and girls were not playing a large part in distance running,” says McDowell. “That’s completely changed. Not only are they running, but they’re owning it. And they’re hungry for content that gives them advice, camaraderie, and support as they become more involved in running and races, not only for health and sanity that every mother runner needs, but setting goals for personal best times, more competitive experiences and conquering longer distances.”
According to Running USA, McDowell’s statement are backed by strong statistics, including the fact that women made up 57% of the 17 million race finishers in 2015. That includes everything from a 3.1 mile runs to 26.2 mile marathons. In fact, nationwide women made up 44% of marathoners and 60% of half-marathoners in 2015.
“I think our website and podcast are popular because not only do we discuss running, but we talk a lot about motherhood as well. And that’s a support network that’s really driven by our tribe,” reflects McDowell. “At the end of the day, running and motherhood are pretty similar. You have to put one foot in front of the other, you need a good community to support you, and you need practical advice. AnotherMotherRunner.com basically has all of that in one place. Plus, we like to laugh and share TMI- too much information- which reminds us we’re all human and we’re all doing our best.”
Hamilton’s first column will debut on Monday, January 8th.
About ANOTHER MOTHER RUNNER:
Another Mother Runner, founded by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea, has cultivated a community of like-minded women with similar goals and challenges since their best-selling book Run Like a Mother, published in 2010, hit the shelves and struck a chord with audiences across the country. Train Like a Mother followed in 2012, and Tales from Another Mother Runner completed the trilogy in 2015. AMR has since expanded into a podcast, online store for sassy running tees and accessories, active social community, popular blog, and training club.