Endurance running champ headlines Buxton Adventure Festival – 7th June

8th May 2017

ENDURANCE athlete Lizzy Hawker will headline the Buxton Adventure Festival on Wednesday, 7th June.

Lizzy is the five-time winner of the epic Ultra Tour Du Mont Blanc and the world recorder holder for 24 hours running on the road.

She has previously been the 100km World Champion and set a new world record running from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu, Nepal.RUNNER 4

In her talk, titled Journey, Lizzy will focus on her 1000-mile epic across the Nepal Himalaya, the challenges she faced and the lessons learned that can help everyone overcome adversity to achieve success.

She will be joined by support speaker Olly Stephenson, a self-confessed “ordinary bloke” who has climbed on six continents, ridden a tandem bike across the USA for his honeymoon and completed numerous long runs in the UK, Europe and America.

Olly StephensonOlly has been inspiring others through his talks for years, organising his adventures around a full-time job.

Alongside his motivations, he will cover his run in the 2016 edition of La Petite Trotte a Leon, one of the longest, toughest and most beautiful trail races in Europe, at 300km in length and 25,000m of ascent.

Matt Heason, Buxton Adventure Festival Director, said: “We’re very excited to bring Lizzy to the Buxton Adventure Festival. She is one of Britain’s greatest ultra marathon runners. Any keen runner with an interest in endurance events will have heard her name – as a multiple world record breaker and winner of some of the greatest endurance events on the planet.

”We’re also delighted to have Olly talking about finding the time, motivation and psyche to go on amazing adventures while holding down a full-time job. Olly is an endurance athlete in his own right but refers to himself as an “ordinary bloke” with a passion for the outdoors.”

The event takes place at 7:30pm on Wednesday, 7th June 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, Heason Events and SportsReps.co.uk.

Further events in the 2017 BAF calendar:

  • Former British cycling champion Dean Downing on 13th September 2017
  • Boardman Tasker night on 11th October 2017
  • The Adventure Syndicate on 8th November 2017
  • Record breaking runner Nicky Spinks on 6th December 2017.