Steve Birkinshaw is a legend within the fell running and ultra-running 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 has 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 and the Dragon's Back Race. In 2014, Steve broke Joss Naylor's record for completing all 214 Wainwright Fells with a time of 6 days and 13 hours.
Steve is delighted to be sharing his experiences in the Lakes and beyond at Rheged. Make an evening of it, and book a table in our brand new Cafe before or after the Lecture.
Society Members: £8 (Membership card to be shown with your ticket on the evening)