Inspirational ultra-runner and diversity activist to speak in Bristol next month

Inspirational ultra-runner and diversity activist to speak in Bristol next month

Posted on: 14 Jan 2022

Sabrina Pace-Humphreys is visiting the South-West to talk about her journey to success and inspirational campaigning mission.

 

Skilled long-distance runner and anti-racism campaigner, the Stroud-born Sabrina Pace-Humphreys, has taken part in many of the world’s most arduous and prestigious races.

 

The remarkable 42-year-old mother and grandmother took up running to improve her physical and mental health after the birth of her fourth child.

 

Since then, Pace-Humphreys has run several gruelling races, such as the Marathon Des Sables through the Sahara Desert – only the 13th British woman to do so.

 

She'll be arriving at Bristol's Tobacco Factory on Friday 11 February to discuss her inspirational story, with tickets available here or through the venue's box office on 0117 902 0344.

After years taking part in runs all over the world, driven by her love of the sport, Sabrina Pace-Humphreys decided she wanted to share her passion with others. 

 

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and appalled by the murder of black runner, Ahmaud Arbery, Pace-Humphreys co-founded Black Trail Runners – a trail running community, campaign group and charity for black people interested in the sport.

 

Speaking about the organisation, its co-creator has said: “The outdoors is a place of healing, a place to be at one with nature but visible and invisible barriers exist for people of colour.

 

“It is so important that these walls are broken down, and access to the outdoors opened to more diverse communities. Representation in these spaces is crucial.”

 

February 11 will see Pace-Humphreys speak at the Tobacco Factory as part of the Kendal Mountain Festival UK Tour. The festival is an annual event that attracts over 20,000 enthusiasts, with the tour acting as a UK-wide showcase of the world's most revered adventure films and speakers.

 

Speaking ahead of this year's festival, Director Steve Scott said: “‘Kendal’ is all about adventure; stories of extreme human endurance, breath-taking environments and adrenaline-fuelled excitement.

 

“Our tour events are mini-festivals that distil the spirit of adventure and exploration into one unique evening.”

 

Tickets for Sabrina Pace-Humphreys’ talk at Tobacco Factory are available via the venue's website or over the phone on 0117 902 0344.


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Article by:

Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturday’s are spent watching his team both home and away.