Thursday 28 February
Midland Arts Centre
TICKETS: £18 | Under 25s £10
Calling all adventure lovers! The award winning Kendal Mountain Festival is back on the road with its UK Tour.
Join us for a one-of-a-kind evening celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth. Alongside screening some of the best adventure films on this planet, we’ll be joined on stage by the talented and very funny British ultra runner Damian Hall.
Damian will be sharing stories from his many running adventures including completing the 105-mile Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc four times, the Marathon des Sables in the Sahara Desert, the Ice Ultra in Arctic Sweden and the Dragon’s Back Race.
The evening will be presented by Festival Director Steve Scott and we will screen some of the Festival’s most loved adventure films.
Banner image: Scafell Sky Race © Guillem Casanova
Damian is a trail-ultramarathon runner, coach and outdoor journalist.
His half marathon in 2011 was a life changing event! A year later he ran his first marathon and ultramarathon. Four years later he was representing Great Britain at the Trail World Championships.
Trail-ultramarathon running has become a, mostly healthy, addiction. The sport brings out his competitive nature, but it’s much more about having a big sweaty adventure somewhere spectacularly lumpy, and the great health, happiness and friendships it rewards with. And the opportunity to scoff a lot of cake.
In the UK, he’s placed on the podium at the Spine Race, the Dragon’s Back Race and the most recent British Athletics UK Ultra Trail Championships.
Abroad, he’s completed the 105-mile Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc four times, the Marathon des Sables in the Sahara Desert, the Ice Ultra in Arctic Sweden, and placed in the top 10 at several Ultra-Trail Word Tour races.
Damian has also completed a Bob Graham Round, a Charlie Ramsay Round and holds the record for the Fastest Known Time (supported) on Britain’s longest National Trail, the 630-mile South West Coast Path.