Local sporting hero Rob Jebb headlines Lowepro BAF - 7th March

15th Feb 2018

WORLD Skyrunning and British Fell Running champion Rob Jebb will headline the Lowepro Buxton Adventure Festival on Wednesday, 7th March 2018.

He will talk about his extraordinary running and cycling career, from finishing next to last in his first junior race to representing Great Britain at two sports, followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

Rob has won the annual Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross in the Yorkshire Dales a record 10 times since 2000. He won the British Fell Running Championships three times, the English Championships twice and the Ben Nevis Race four times.gt-3peaks-image-4-1-1600x900-186794_original_1[1]

He is also a four-time winner of the Three Peaks Race, set the second fastest ever time of the Bob Graham Round in 2016, finishing in 14 hours and 30 minutes, and broke Catalan dominance in the Buff Skyrunner World Series when he became champion in 2005.

Rob will be joined on the Buxton Opera House Pavilion Arts Centre stage by support speaker Jon Morgan, who will be talking about three iconic mountain journeys.

Jon has run an unsupported winter Bob Graham Round, climbed the North Face of the Eiger and skied the famous Chamonix Zermatt ski tour in a continuous non-stop push in 30 hours – a journey that normally takes a week.

22119511_10212950001439222_286367554_oMatt Heason, Buxton Adventure Festival Director, said: “We’re really excited to have local sporting hero Rob Jebb join us for an evening of adventurous entertainment at the Lowepro Buxton Adventure Festival on Wednesday, 7th March.

“He is an inspiration to everyone who enjoys running and cycling in the mountains. He went from being a not particularly outstanding ability as a youngster to one of Great Britain’s most successful Skyrunning and fell running champions and will reveal his secret to success at the Lowepro Buxton Adventure Festival.

“We’re also delighted to be joined by our support speaker Jon Morgan. Jon is an under the radar adventurer who has taken some of the toughest endurance challenges on offer and conquered them in some incredibly impressive times.

“If you’re looking for an evening of inspiration to get out there and conquer your own challenges, then look no further.”

The event takes place at 7:30pm on Wednesday, 7th March 2018, 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 in association with LowePro is also supported by Exodus Travel, Buxton Opera House, Buxton Advertiser, The Old Hall Hotel, Heason Events.

Anyone who attends a Buxton Adventure Festival event this year can claim £100 off their next Exodus Travel holiday. See the website for full terms and conditions.