South West adventurer to feature in film festival
South West adventurer Milly Young will dash across the Margaret River HEART big screen at the upcoming 2021 Gutsy Girls Adventure Tour on October 28.
Muddiest Known Time, a film by Alex Clapin, follows the Kojonup local’s quest to run 100 miles through remote Tasmania and is one of eight inspiring short films included in this year’s tour of trailblazing ‘Gutsy Girls’.
Young took up running in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns and after entering her first 50-mile race, said she was curious to see if she could run 100 miles.
“I wasn’t sure how 100 miles would play out, but one thing was certain – I didn’t want it to be a race, I wanted it to be an adventure,” Young said.
“I wanted to place myself at the mercy of nature, where there was no escape, and a level of self-sufficiency was required.
“I’d never run that far before, so this was an experiment to see if my body and mind could handle it.”
The five-minute film draws on Young’s connection with nature, the intrinsic hazards she encounters and her perseverance to keep putting one foot in front of the other as she tackles the gruelling 100-mile link-up of Tasmania’s Port Davey and South Coast Tracks.
Adventure Reels CEO and Festival Director Jemima Robinson said this year’s tour will connect with both the avid adventurer and the armchair adventurer alike.
“The Gusty Girls tour was born from a desire to showcase the strong, inspirational and adventurous women of the outdoor world,” Robinson said.
“By celebrating the adventurous female spirit, we aim to break down stereotypes and make women in the outdoors more visible.
“It’s a chance to promote diversity and inclusion and celebrate all the rad ladies of the adventure world.”
The 2021 program dives into the world of Sri Lanka’s first competitive surfer, pushes the limits with the uniquely French-Canadian sport of ice canoeing and joins fellow Australian Lucy Barnard on her walk around the world.
Audience members are invited to stick around after the screening for a special live Q&A session with both Young and Clapin.
Tickets are on sale now. Adult $30, Youth $23, Group of 10+ $28. To purchase tickets, jump online at margaretriverheart.com.au, phone 08 9780 5294 or visit the Box Office Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm.
Milly Young – available for phone and in-person interviews in Margaret River this week.
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