Adventurer and elite athlete Anna McNuff will visit Bangor on Wednesday, 18 September, as she sets off on stage 57 of her quest to run 100 marathons (2,620 miles) through Britain – completely barefoot.
Anna, who has been named as one of the 50 most influential travellers of our time, and one of the top modern female adventurers, is also an Ambassador for Girl Guiding, and the co-founder of Adventure Queens; the UK’s fastest growing women’s adventure community. Her other adventures include cycling the 50 states of the USA, running the length of New Zealand and Cycling the Andes.
As a proud ambassador for UK Girl Guiding, Anna will be working alongside the organisation to visit as many Guiding units on her route through the UK as possible – speaking to girls of all ages about the joys of adventure and the great outdoors.
Anna said: “At the core of the journey is an aim to show the young women of Great Britain that there is more magic in them than they will ever know.”
“It’s an exciting time for Girl Guiding in the UK – they’ve recently overhauled their badge program, and are progressive in encouraging young women to carve out a bright future for themselves.”
Anna started her journey in June this year in the Shetland Islands and will end her journey on 10 November in London. She added: “I’ll weave my way along rugged coastlines, through small villages, across moors, along beaches, over farmland and even pitter patter down the odd picturesque A-road too.
“I’ll be passing through some of the country’s biggest cities, and a fair ole wodge of suburbia as well – in the hope that runners (or wannabe runners) will throw on their trainers and join me for a mile or two.”
For the Bangor stage of here journey Anna will be joined by Tori James, who at the age of 25, became the youngest British women (at that time) and the first Welsh woman to climb to the summit of Mount Everest.
Anna will start from Bangor Clock Tower at 11am on Wednesday as she runs barefoot to Colwyn Bay, before setting off to Rhywl Mosten in Flintshire on Thursday.
For more information about Anna’s challenge visit her website here: https://www.annamcnuff.com/barefootbritain/