Archive | November 2022

Voices from the hills

‘Voices from the hills: pioneering women fell and mountain runners’ – my fifth book – is set to be published on 23 February 2023, by Sandstone Press.

You can pre-order it from Sam Read Booksellers at this link.

Praise from pre-press review copies:

‘A must read for anyone with a passion for women’s equality and sport.’ Sue Anstiss, Game On: The Unstoppable Rise of Women’s Sport  

Voices from the Hills is the story of the barriers and struggles encountered and the personal courage and self-confidence shown by female athletes doing things because they wanted to in the male-dominated sport. They suffered discouragement and even resistance in those early days. Steve Chilton has researched the subject deeply, interviewing many female athletes whom he rightly describes as pioneers. Thanks to them, female participation has become accepted and now increasing numbers of athletes are competing at the traditional fell races, international mountain races, and the endurance challenges such as the Bob Graham Round. The story is predominantly told through the words of those early pioneers, who look back over their lives, and running careers, and who fought for equality of opportunity and reward.