22/02/2018 - Awards Dinner
Location: The Volley, King St, Bristol
Contact: Harry Bloxham
This year it will be held at The Volley on King Street in Bristol on Feb 22nd.
Our guest speaker will be Anna McNuff:
“Anna McNuff is an endurance athlete, adventurer and mischief maker. Named by The Guardian as one of the top female adventurers of our time, Condé Nast Traveller included her in a list of the 50 most influential travellers in the world. She has also recently been appointed as the UK ambassador for Girl Guiding, and is the co-founder of Adventure Queens; the UK’s fastest growing women’s adventure community.
Anna’s major journeys include cycling a beautiful pink bicycle through each and every state of the USA, running the length of New Zealand, and most recently exploring the peaks and passes of The Andes mountains – a journey in which she ascended the equivalent to eleven times the height of Everest on a bicycle.
Much closer to home, she has also spent a month cycling across Europe directed entirely by social media, run the length of Hadrian’s wall dressed as a Roman Soldier, and the length of the Jurassic Coast, dressed as a dinosaur. As you do.
Anna was never anything like those ‘real’ runners on telly – all spindly limbs, tiny shorts and split times – but when she read about New Zealand’s 3,000-kilometre-long Te Araroa Trail, she began to wonder… perhaps being a ‘real’ runner was overrated. Maybe she could just run it anyway?
Travelling alone through New Zealand’s backcountry for 148 days, she scrambled through forests, along ridge-lines, over mountain passes, along beaches and across swollen rivers. Running up to 52 kilometres in a day, she slept wild most nights, and was taken into the homes and hearts of the kiwi people in between.”
She’ll be talking to us mostly about her New Zealand adventures so come along for what promises to be a great night!
Send me a message if you'd like to come!