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    I don't believe it is fell running alone which does not attract women and other ethnicities. I think that can be said for mountain activities in general but I do believe that it is changing (for the better) certainly in the case of more female runners. Having more high profile women athletes such as Jasmine Paris and Nicky Spinks has definitely helped.

    My favourite fell race is probably the next one I'm about to do and rarely the last one I did! If I did have to plump for one it would be the LDMT though I'm not sure that's exactly a fell race in the strictest terms.

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    erm on the 'do you post your runs to social media' question you have a 'why' box but you can only type in it if you select 'why' without selecting any of the actual options, which doesn't appear to make much sense.
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    Agree on that one ba-ba. I filled in the form but didnít answer two or two questions

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    Wonder if there was a bug there on the social media question?

    PeteS, I don't think your are quite correct, walking groups have a very healthy level of female participation.

    I see a lot of women climbers as well, not as many as men, but a decent sized minority

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    Walking groups, yes a healthy contingent of the opposite sex but mountaineering and climbing seem to be largely still male dominated. My local climbing wall does have a significant younger female crowd though so hopefully the balance will be redressed there.

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    There seems to be a big difference in female participation between running and racing. I see as many women as men, in fact probably more women than men, out running on the footpaths in the countryside near me, and on the roads in town. Yet this isn't reflected in female participation in any kind of organised racing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonykay View Post
    There seems to be a big difference in female participation between running and racing. I see as many women as men, in fact probably more women than men, out running on the footpaths in the countryside near me, and on the roads in town. Yet this isn't reflected in female participation in any kind of organised racing.
    I'm not sure about that. I don't run on the roads, but (at least in my area) at Cross Countries the number of women is typically about 2/3 of the number of men.

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    If correct, very good.

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    nothing much has changed here since I made these observations 4 years ago :-



    http://https://forum.fellrunner.org....An-observation

    There still seems to be more females than males out running on the hills.
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