Ultra-runner Jasmin Paris headlines BAF – 11 Jan 2017

13th Dec 2016

RECORD breaking ultra-runner Jasmin Paris will headline the first Buxton Adventure Festival event of 2017 – on Wednesday, 11th January.

Jasmin shattered numerous long distance running 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.

Jasmin Paris running - webThe trailblazing runner also set the fastest female time for the Bob Graham Round, covering 66 miles across 42 of the highest peaks in the Lake District, in 15 hours and 24 minutes. 

Fitting training and world-class running performances around a full-time job, the weekend warrior’s other outstanding achievements include a new record in 2015’s Fellsman (11 hours 9 minutes) and coming second in the 5-day 180-mile Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race.

In her Buxton Adventure Festival talk, Jasmin will cover the preparation for her record-breaking achievements, including training and nutrition, as well as the astonishing runs themselves. She will take a look back at her start in fell running and how she fits a world class athletic performance around a busy schedule.

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.

There will also be a showing of the inspiring Cape Wrath Ultra, a stunning film from Rich Heap and Ben Pritchard. The 8-day running expedition winds 250 miles through the beautiful lochs, glens and mountains of the Scottish Highlands, with the film following the inaugural race’s progress.

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.

“It is sure to be a highly entertaining and illuminating evening on the dedication it takes to participate in and dominate these truly arduous races.”

The event takes place at 7:30pm on Wednesday, 11th January 2017, at the Buxton Opera House, in the heart of the Peak District. Book your tickets online or call the Box Office on 01298 72190.

The Buxton Adventure Festival is supported by University of Derby, Buxton Advertiser, Buxton Opera House, The Old Hall Hotel and Heason Events.

Further events in the 2016/17 BAF calendar:

  • Endurance adventurer and ultra-triathlete Sean Conway on 8th February 2017
  • Leading climbing adventurer Mick Fowler on 8th March 2017
  • Octogenarian mountaineer and adventurer Eric Jones on 5th April 2017
  • Author Richard Askwith tells Emil Zátopek’s amazing story on 10th May 2017.