Short piece on professional fell running, starring Pete Bland
Whilst we wait for the Spring edition of The Fellrunner to arrive, containing I hope a piece from me (a profile of a top fell runner), here is an article (for downloading) which touches on some of the shenanigans in the early pro fell running scene.
I walked from my friend’s house, where I was staying at the time, down the back alley of a row of neat terraced houses in Staveley, in the southern Lakes. Past Rob Jebb’s house, and in through Pete Bland’s ‘yard’ to their comfortably appointed house, to interview him for a writing project I am just embarking on. An hour and half later we had put the fell running world to rights, having chatted about way more than is presented here.
The full article can de downloaded here [as PDF].
Other stuff from the interview is included in the book I am currently working on, my fourth on fell running. Info on my previous books.