Talk

Running Int' Fells: Pioneer Women Running Int' Fells with Steve Chilton and Guest Pioneer Carol Campbell

9 March 2024
18:00 - 19:30
£10

Running Int' Fells: Women in Fell Running with Steve Chilton

The talk will illustrate the story of the barriers encountered by the first female fell runners who fought to participate in the early days of this male-dominated sport. Despite experiencing discouragement and resistance, these women responded with personal courage and self-confidence. Thanks to them, women now compete at traditional fell races, international mountain races and endurance challenges in increasing numbers. It is a story of a fight for equality of opportunity and reward.

About the Speakers

Steve Chilton is the author of five books on fell and mountain running, all highly regarded both inside and outside the sport. His first book, It’s a Hill, Get Over It, won the Bill Rollinson Prize for Landscape and Tradition. He is a long-time member of the Fell Runners Association, and has run in many of the classic fell races, as well as mountain marathons. Steve is a UKA qualified long-distance coach and has coached and mentored many women and men, and young athletes, over four decades. His latest book is Voices from the hills: pioneer women fell and mountain runners.

Carol Campbell has been a top fell runner from 1974 onwards and the first female to be voted onto Fell Runners Association committee in 1978.

Copies of 'Voices from the Hills: Pioneer Women Fell and Mountain Runners' will be available for sale and signing at this event.

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