Tiki Terror on the real importance of cross training

18th March, 2019

Many of us take up roller derby because it doesn’t feel like exercise. It’s a sport that doesn’t feel like a sport. The moment you strap your skates on and get on track, you don’t get the same feeling...

Tiki Terror on the real importance of cross training

The open recruitment experience - Vamp Vengeance

12th March, 2019

Hello potential new recruits! My name is Vamp Vengeance (aka Naomi) and I'm currently a semi-newbie with Nottingham's Hellfire Harlots. I (hopefully) will be graduating out of Sparks (which is essentially the...

The open recruitment experience - Vamp Vengeance

Roller Derby + Half Marathon = !?!?!?!?!?!

19th June, 2018

Did you get involved in roller derby without much of an athletic background? Did derby become your slippery slope/gateway drug to actually using that gym you have a membership to? Do you struggle to fit in a rest day...

Roller Derby + Half Marathon = !?!?!?!?!?!

16 July

By Miss May-Hemm It’s fair to say I am not a natural at Roller Derby [ed remark: disagree!], so when it was time for my first scrim I was quite nervous. The Hellfire Harlots are possibly some of the best motivators and supporters I have ever known, so when I voiced my anxiety they were… Read more »

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4 July

What an incredible week for women’s sport in particular, women’s football. The women’s England football team, the Lionesses may have lost out at the semi-final stage in the FIFA 2015 Women’s World Cup but oh my goodness, what a way to leave the World Cup! They entered the tournament without the same kind of support… Read more »

30 June

They are fierce, they are fast and they play a contact sport on roller skates! On Saturday 27th June at Nottingham Trent University, the Nottingham Hellfire Harlots hosted the most recent instalment in Tier 2 North British Championships of roller derby. Four teams from Tier 2 of the roller derby British Championships (or British Champs)… Read more »

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12 May

Unlike many of our derby friends, we are really lucky to have a great relationship with our training venue. Southglade Leisure Centre have not only let us paint down a full-sized WFTDA track on their sports hall floor, they supported us when we were fundraising to get our team to A Skate Odyssey, and when they… Read more »

8 May

I’ve been working so hard at a lot of things lately that the inspiration to be awesome hasn’t been as forthcoming for me as it has in the past. Unforgiving deadlines, a growing to-do list with no end in sight and physio to work on burns a person out, leaving her going through the motions… Read more »

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