Record-breaking hill runner at Buxton Adventure Festival

Finlay Wild after his Glamaig Hill Race
Finlay Wild after his Glamaig Hill Race

Top UK hill runner Finlay Wild will take to the stage at the Buxton Adventure Festival to share his love of the Cuillin of Skye, which led to his record-breaking sub three-hour traverse of the 22-peak ridgeway.

The 2015 Hill Running Champion will detail his light and fast traverses of Britain’s most alpine terrain, his background as a mountaineer and adventures around Scotland. Finlay has won the gruelling Ben Nevis Hill Race for the last six years in a row.

Finlay’s talk, titled Cuillin Calling, will also cover his future plans. He is now dabbling in “skimo”, lightweight ski mountain racing popular in Europe and growing in Scotland, which he describes as “a perfect blend of hill running fitness with the speed of an all-out racing ski descent.”

He will be joined by Buxton local Aleksander Kashefi-Mofrad, who covered the 1,200 miles between Land’s End to John O’Groats on foot without shoes and in just 42 days. The feat was completed without support, requiring Aleks to carry everything he needed to eat, sleep and run.

Finlay and Aleks will be at Buxton Pavilion Arts Centre on Tuesday, April 12, at 7.30pm.

Tickets are priced at £17.50. Call 01298 72190 or visit www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk