An open air (bring something to sit on) subtitled screening outside at Charlton House. Documentary: Vegan marathon runner, Fiona Oakes takes on the gruelling challenge of Marathon des Sables. (IMDB) – the documenaty has not yet been given a BBFC rating.
Fiona Oakes will be our special guest on the night! The movie will be followed by a Q&A with Fiona – she aims to be there in person but if not, then live via a video link-up.
Running For Good is a feature length sports documentary following world record marathon runner Fiona Oakes, in her attempt not only to set a new global record in endurance racing, but to compete in the “toughest footrace on earth” the Marathon Des Sables, 250km race through the Sahara Desert.
She is the fastest woman in the world to run a marathon on all seven continents and the north pole. In 2015 Fiona ran 6 official marathons in 6 days on 6 continents.
Fiona’s achievements are made even more astounding due to the fact she was told at age 14 that she would never walk properly, let alone ever run, after undergoing several knee surgeries which ultimately led to having her entire right kneecap removed.
She also operates almost single handedly, an animal sanctuary, caring for nearly 400 formerly abused and neglected animals, all while training more than 100 miles a week in running. (Text adapted from the Running for Good website).
All of our film screenings are free. No ticket needed, just turn up – first-come, first-served.
This is one of several films being screened as part of the annual Charlton and Woolwich Free Film Festival.
The screening venue is wheelchair accessible but we will be using portaloos as there is a private event inside Charlton House.