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Meet Juliet

  • Expert in running and health
  • Award-winning author
  • International speaker
  • Freelance writer
  • National television and radio appearances
  • Podcast host
  • Master Coach and Women's Health Lead for the 261 Fearless global women's running network
  • Founder and Director of 261 Fearless Club UK

Award-Winning Author

Juliet's debut book, Sorted: The Active Woman's Guide to Health was published in 2017 and won first prize in the category of Popular Medicine at the 2018 British Medical Association Book Awards.

Reviews include:

“Dr Juliet McGrattan shares her love of exercise and provides inspiring reminders on why it's so good for you. If you've ever let body concerns stop you doing the activities you love, this handbook is full of great advice to empower you and spur you on” – Top Sante Health & Beauty

“Practical tips aplenty, encouraging self-help and a positive attitude…an excellent resource for all women” – British Journal of General Practice

Juliet's second book Run Well: Essential health questions and answers for runners was published by Bloomsbury on the 18th March 2021. It's already a best seller.

Reviews include:

"The antidote to Dr Google all runners have been looking for. Run Well carefully navigates us through every health questions we might have, and many we didn't realise we needed to know in the first place... Compelling, essential and fascinating." - Women's Running Magazine

"Answers all the questions I always wanted to ask... so useful." - Vassos Alexander, author of Don't Stop me Now

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International Speaker

Juliet feels at home on a stage. During her time working for Public Health England as a Champion for Physical Activity, she gave almost 100 presentations to health care professionals in the North West of England about the benefits of exercise. She has spoken both nationally and internationally including presenting at The Female Athlete Conference in Boston. Other speaking and panel appearances include Women In Sport Empower Conference, Women In Sport North Conference, Newcastle College/The Literary and Philosophical Society public lecture series, BASRaT Annual Symposium, Bloomsbury Institute - International Day of the Girl, The Lancaster Health Festival and Cumbrian Girls Can Summit.

Juliet enjoys speaking to the general public as well as health care and sporting audiences. Speeches titles include - Exercise as Medicine, Exercise in the Menopause, Exercise to Empower, The Benefits of Exercise.

Freelance Writer

Juliet has written widely for numerous publications. Current roles include:

  • Resident health expert for Women's Running Magazine
  • Resident heath expert for Women's Fitness
  • Medical writer and editor for Netdoctor

In addition to the above, Juliet's work and expert comment has been featured in many publications including: Runner's World, Good House Keeping, BBC Get Inspired, RedOnline, Harper's Bazaar, Prima, Boots magazine, Honest Mum, Athletics Weekly.

Television and Radio Appearances

Juliet started her media career as a child with national TV appearances related to her hobby of song writing and singing! More recently she has appeared talking about her love of exercise for bringing good health on BBC Breakfast, Radio Scotland and Times Radio.

Podcast Host and Guest

Juliet hosted her own Active Health podcast series with WiSP Sports. She also hosted the 261 Fearless Voices podcast and presents regularly for the 261 Empowerment Talk series on You Tube interviewing inspirational women.

Juliet has appeared as a guest on many podcasts including: Free Weekly Timed - it's a parkrun thing, The Big Run, The High Performance Human Podcast, and the UKRunChat podcast.

261 Fearless

Juliet is the Women's Health Lead and a Master Coach at the global, women's, social running network 261 Fearless. This was founded by Boston Marathon legend Kathrine Switzer to use running to unite and empower women around the world. Juliet is part of the core team working to make running accessible to every woman regardless of geography, background or ability.

In 2017, Juliet co-founded 261 Fearless Club United Kingdom as a community interest company. It houses the 261 Fearless clubs around the United Kingdom. She remains as a Director and also a volunteer coach for her local club, 261 Fearless Club Lancaster.