Showing posts from October, 2017

The Running Hard Blog Tour: author Q&A

The Running Hard Blog Tour - feel free to check out the other posts shown above
I recently met Steve Chilton at one of his book talks (at the Snowdon International Race this year), and fell into conversation with him as we were staying at the same hotel. This has developed into a (mostly social media) friendship since then. So, recently I got a chance to have a chat with him about his own running and also writing the book, Running Hard: the story of a rivalry. Before I could ask him any questions though he threw a few at me, which I enjoyed answering:
Cal, when did you start fell running and who encouraged you to give the sport a go?
I did some fell races when I was very young, I have results from Woodentops quarry runs from 1997 & 1998, but, I have a results sheet from Shooters fell race in 1995, so I was either 4 or 5! I then basically played football 6 to 7 days a week along with a bit of rugby union until I was about 24. My fell running return, I suppose, was the David Staff mem…

Fell Running Q & A with Limitless Pursuits

I recently received a message from the team at Limitless Pursuits, a website dedicated to delivering stories of men and women from around the world who show great spirit and strength to achieve things they never thought would be possible.  Sounded good to me!  They asked if they could interview me in the form of a Q and A.  I'd never answered one myself before but once I saw the questions I was immediately intrigued and went ahead.  I've copied the conversation below with the images used on their website.  The link to the official posting is here;
The interview took place in September 2017 and was published in October 2017.
Traversing Lords Rake, Lake District, while supporting a Bob Graham Round attempt (pic by Ross Spalding)
CALVIN JAKE FERGUSON took part in some fell running when he was just five years old, back in 1995.  He played and compe…