The festival programme
Thursday 23 May
Venue: The Spinroom Studio, Spalding Rd, Deeping St James, Peterborough PE6 8SD
Mimi Anderson is an endurance athlete and one of the world’s most inspirational distance runners. As a child Mimi was looked after by an abusive nanny which in later life lead to her suffering for 15 years with the eating disorder Anorexia. She found her love of running at the age of 36 very quickly discovering her ability to run silly distances by taking the Marathon des Sables in 2001 a race billed as “the toughest footrace on earth” with just over a year’s running under her belt.
Mimi has taken part in extreme races around the world running across deserts, mountains, enduring the freezing temperatures of the Arctic, the heat and humidity of the Peruvian jungle and the extreme heat of Death Valley in America setting course records, World Records – and on occasions beating the men!
Beyond Impossible shows what is possible with drive and determination to succeed.