Hi everyone! I hope everyone has had a good week. It's been nearly a week since I travelled to Sheffield for SHAFF - which is the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival. Like Kendal Mountain Film Festival, this is a chance to meet some very wonderful, incredible explorers, adventurers and sports people, and see some fantastic films!
This was the first time I had actually managed to see 'Running Wild' on the big screen, as I unfortunately could not make the screening of the Kendal showing. Seeing the beautiful scenery of Chamonix again, some dear people on the screen - it left me very nostalgic, and keen to go back out to Chamonix again. Not long now !
I also saw some other really amazing films. 'Finding Traction' about the incredible feat of Nikki Kimball's 273 mile ultra challenge was uplifting, motivating and quite frankly, nothing short of running mastery. It was then an honour to hear her talk at the Women in Adventure forum later in the evening. Her, along with other very talented women in sport, including climber Mina Leslie- Wujastyk, and adventurer Squash Falconer reaffirmed for everyone in the room, and everyone who has heard about it since - that women are taking the sporting world by storm, as we absolutely should be acknowledged for doing.
Whether male or female, a runner, climber, skier etc, novice or expert - keep doing what you are doing, and enjoy every moment. Everyone is a sporting champion in their own right, no matter who you are.
A really wonderful event, bring on SHAFF 2016 already!