It’s safe to say that Anna McNuff doesn’t do things by halves. After retiring from rowing for Great Britain, she realised an office job just wasn’t for her – and so rode a pink bicycle across every state of the USA.
Since then the self-confessed mischief maker has run the length of New Zealand, cycled the equivalent of 11 times the height of Everest through the Andes, and ran the Jurassic Coast dressed in a dinosaur onesie.
Named by The Guardian as one of the top female adventurers of our time, Anna is also passionate about telling her stories and inspiring others to challenge themselves.
Anna will be sharing her advice and experiences in two free talks at BU’s Festival of Learning on Saturday 8th July.
She said: “I’m just going to share stories and try to take everyone that’s in the audience and put them up that mountain with me, or on that trail and hopefully they’ll get a feel for what it’s like and get inspired to go out there and do something for themselves.”
We caught up with Anna to chat about her incredible adventures and her upcoming talks at BU. Just don’t expect her to turn up in that dinosaur onesie…
The 2017 Festival of Learning runs from Saturday 8 – Wednesday 12 July, with over 140 free events and activities on offer at Bournemouth University and locations across Dorset.
For more visit the Festival of Learning website or call 01202 961961.