About

This blog is loosely based around my venture into trying to become an author. The first book that I had published was It’s a hill, get over it subtitled Fell running’s history and characters. It was published by Sandstone Press on 19th September 2013. Then on 17th September 2015 my second book The Round: in Bob Graham’s footsteps was published, also by Sandstone Press. In February 2017 the third in the trilogy – “Running Hard: the story of a rivalry” – was published.

Information about the events I will speaking at as part of the publicity will be available here, as will be links to resources – including the race maps included in the first book. My contact details are available, so feel free to contact me or add comments to the pages and posts on this blog.

About me:

Steve Chilton is a committed runner and qualified athletics coach with considerable experience of fell running, and a marathon PB of 2-34-53. He is a long-time member of the Fell Runners Association (FRA). In a long running career he has run in many of the classic fell races, as well as mountain marathons and has also completed the Cuillin Traverse.

Steve worked for 42 years at Middlesex University (where he was Educational Development Manager, after starting as a cartographer), retiring in August 2016. He is currently involved in an in-depth project to document the history and value of the 1st Edition 6” maps of the Ordnance Survey.

Steve’s work has been published extensively [see CV], particularly in his roles as Chair of the Society of Cartographers, and  Chair of the ICA Commission in Neocartography. He is heavily involved in the OpenStreetMap project (osm.org), having co-authored  OpenStreetMap: Using and Enhancing the Free Map of the World. He also co-edited Cartography: A Reader (a selection of over 40 papers from the archive of The Bulletin of the Society of Cartographers, the Society’s respected international journal).

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