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Talks // Coming up // Katharine Lowrie: Running South America
7 December
Thursday
7:30pm

Katharine Lowrie: Running South America

Our tale transports the reader on an intimate journey through this extraordinary continent, viewed on the hoof, allowing you to inhale and bask in some of South America’s most remote and undiscovered regions. It’s soaked in nature- with observations and revelations about the animals whose lives we ran into and in the nature of running- barefooted, free-thinking, wild and exhilarating.

This is the story of two everyday runners, Katharine and David, who decided to take on a continent and learn how to run again barefoot, pushing their bodies and minds to levels they had never considered possible in a bid to become the first in the world to run the length of South America, to give a voice to the wildlife and wildernesses they adore.

Join Katharine as she explains the journey, physical and mental made during their 15 month epic voyage.

Day after day, for months on end, running from freezer through desert and into the biggest rainforest on earth, they survived hurricane-force winds, near 100% humidity, swarms of biting insects and some of the most crime-ridden places on the planet. The expedition nearly cost them their marriage, health, sanity and lives. But somehow, they made it to the other end of the continent, 6,504 miles and 15 months later, when they splashed into the warm and much-dreamed of Caribbean Sea.

HRH Prince of Wales , ‘a gruelling and challenging run for a vitally important cause… an extraordinary marathon.’

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, ‘A feat of extraordinary courage and determination which transports (you) on a wild journey through deserts and forests, in the face of extreme dangers and physical hardship.’

Katharine will be signing copies of her book after the talk.

 

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