11 Sep

Running Adventures At Buxton Festival

Fell RunningOrganisers of the third Buxton Adventure Festival, scheduled for the weekend of 11 and 12 October, have announced an exciting line-up for the upcoming event. The festival, supported by the University of Derby and Rab Outdoor Gear, will feature a series of running-related workshops and interviews.

On Sunday at 8pm, Cumbrian fell runner Steve Birkinshaw will talk about tackling all of Alfred Wainwright’s 214 peaks in the Lake District. Steve Chilton, author of It’s A Hill, Get Over It, will interview Steve about how he prepared for the immense challenge. The 45-year-old university researcher ran the equivalent of two marathons a day completing a total of 320 miles, with 118,000ft of ascent in six days and 13 hours. 

Earlier in the day, David Taylor of Fell Running Guide will lead a practical workshop in the Peak District’s beautiful Goyt Valley. The session will include coaching advice and the chance to practise a number of skills including: running efficiently over various types of terrain; how to improve your uphill and downhill technique; different types of training methods; and navigation skills for trail and fell running. The workshop will include a guided run of approximately 5 miles.

This year’s speakers include Emma O’Reilly – Lance Armstrong’s personal masseur who blew the whistle on the seven times Tour de France winner; top climbers Tim Emmett and Shauna Coxsey; and Paralympic Silver medallist and ground-breaking adventurer Karen Darke.

For more information on all of the events at the Buxton Adventure Festival, you can visit their website here.