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.
How to get there
Rydal Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9BL
February-March: Wednesday-Saturday 10:30am-4:30pm (last admission 4pm).
April-October: Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm (last admission 4:30pm).
November-December: Wednesday-Saturday 10:30am-4:30pm (last admission 4pm).
Also open on the first Tuesday of every month.
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