Record breaking ultra-runner Jasmin Paris, known for setting the fastest female time at the gruelling Bob Graham Round in the Lake District, will headline the first Buxton Adventure Festival event of 2017. During her talk at the Buxton Opera House on Wednesday 11 January, Paris will cover the preparation required for her record-breaking achievements and how she manages to incorporate her training around a full-time job.
In addition to her exertions at the Bob Graham Round, which involved covering 66 miles across 42 of the highest peaks in the Lake District, Paris has also shattered numerous recordS in 2016, among them claiming the fastest time ever for the Ramsay Round. She linked the 24 Lochaber Munros in a gruelling 60-mile loop in just 16 hours and 13 minutes
Other achievements include a new record in 2015’s Fellsman (11 hours 9 minutes) and coming second in the five day, 180-mile Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race. Support speaker for the event is Sally Fawcett, another top ultra-runner who achieved silver at the National Ultra Trail Championships and a team bronze at the Trail World Championships.
Matt Heason, Buxton Adventure Festival Director, said: “If you’re into your running, you cannot miss the January edition of the Buxton Adventure Festival. We have two of the top female runners in the country revealing all about their training, nutrition, record breaking achievements and overcoming adversities.
“Jasmin’s records on some of the most gruelling runs in the country cannot be overstated. She is setting top five times for both men and women – smashing previously set female records. Sally is also a highly accomplished runner who’ll be talking about the lessons learned when race plans don’t pan out.”
The evening will include a screening of the inspiring Cape Wrath Ultra, a stunning film from Rich Heap and Ben Pritchard. The showing follows the inaugural race’s progress, which entails eight days of running through the beautiful lochs, glens and mountains of the Scottish Highlands.
The festival, which opens in 2017 with Paris’s talk, runs until 10 May. Further information, including online ticket bookings, is available here.