Steve Birkinshaw & Martin Stone
AN EVENING WITH TWO BRITISH FELL RUNNING LEGENDS
DATE: TUE FEB 12TH 2019
COST: £17.50 / £12.50 CONCESSIONS. TICKETS AVAILABLE VIA THE BUXTON OPERA HOUSE WEBSITE
Steve Birkinshaw is a legend within the fell running and ultrarunning communities, both for the extreme distances he can run in the roughest terrain and his ability to push himself to the absolute limit. Born in 1968, he began orienteering by himself at the age of seven. Since then his enthusiasm for running has never diminished, and over forty years later he is still happiest running with a map and compass through bogs and rocks in the wind and rain. He was won many fell races, adventure races and orienteering events, including over twenty wins in the elite class at mountain marathons and victories at the Lakeland 100, the Dragon's Back Race and the record for the completion of all 214 Wainwright fells in the Lake District.
Steve will talk about his running career. He will focus on his Wainwright Round record and the chronic fatigue and heart issues he suffered as a result of this and then his recovery and return to winning races