Dr Julie Carter




I am a Fell Runner

Fell running is more than a sport - it is part of an identity. It requires self-reliance, the ability to navigate and survive in all weathers, racing over rough terrain which can be tough but intensely rewarding. Fell running is rooted in the mountains of Cumbria with some iconic races set in the northern fells around Keswick. But competition is not the only objective. Through the evocation of a poem, ' I am a Fellrunner,' explores the way in which one woman is defined as a fellrunner in the place where she belongs. The film is available to view on BMC TV.

fellrunner video

On Souther Fell

A poem about an eerie run in the mist over Souther Fell in the Northern Lake District - scene of the legend about the 'spectral army', a legion of ghosts seen marching over the fell in 1745 on Midsummers eve.

Makin a Mackem

The Journey of Running into my Skin

Running The Red Line

A selection of pictures from the book with some additions, and with music from the Cumbrian band Stooshie

Everyday Magic

A poem celebrating the extraordinary everyday.

More poems can be heard on Soundcloud