Season 2, Ep 46 - Saki Nakamura on Adventuring With Purpose
My guest today is Saki Nakamura (@ultra_saki). Saki was born in Japan and raised in England from a young age having lived her for more than 25 years. After falling in love with ultra running, she realised she had lost touch with her Japanese heritage and wanted to reconnect with her family in Japan and rediscover Japan’s culture. She continues to be blindsided by Covid travel restrictions but is currently gearing up for her Pilgrimage Run - running between 88 temples whilst covering over 1200km around one of the Japanese islands. With a target of 50 miles a day Saki is looking to set the Fastest Known Time in under 14 days and 10 hours. This is both an epic challenge and a remarkable way to reconnect with her Japanese heritage. As it is a true pilgrimage there are certain rituals that she must perform at each temple, adding an element of complexity to the already exhausting plan.