13 Apr

Unmissable Evening At Buxton Adventure Festival

Ultra Running Star Marcus Scotney

Running devotees are in for a treat at the Buxton Adventure Festival on Wednesday 10 May. Buxton Opera House Pavilion Arts Centre is the venue for an inspirational night of running, supported by Montane and aimed at the newcomer and experienced athlete alike.

The event will provide a rare opportunity to listen to well-known figures in the running world, followed by a film, before ending with an audio-visual presentation. The event starts at 7.30pm with a fascinating story of the legendary Emil Zátopek by journalist and author Richard Askwith. Known as the ‘Locomotive’, Czechoslovak distance runner Zátopek won three gold medals at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics and pioneered high volume, high-intensity training.
 
Next up will be Marcus Scotney – one of the leading ultra runners in the UK and an endurance coach who will talk about the highs and lows of his racing career over the past eight years. 
 
Buxton-based photographer Jimmy Hyland will present his film ‘Running Sucks – Story of a Barefoot Runner’. The film tells the story of Aleks Kashefi on why he chose to run barefoot and his epic challenge of running the length of Europe. 
 
The evening ends with a presentation by Ourea Events, who organise mountain marathons, ultra events and expedition races in some of the toughest locations in the UK. 
 
Anyone wishing to attend is advised to book as soon as possible. Matt Heason, Buxton Adventure Festival director, reiterated this, saying: “Our running events have proved hugely popular in the past, selling out quickly.”
 
You can book tickets online at the Buxton Opera House website
 
For more information about this and other events, visit the Buxton Adventure Festival website
 
Photo courtesy of Buxton Adventure Festival