Tag Archives: Why We Run

Why We Run paperback launched at Hull TEDx

Consider the following. You are hanging to the side of a vertical rock face having spent 10 days climbing 1200 metres straight up. It has taken 3 attempts to get this far, and there are 50 metres to the top, … Continue reading

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New Year new, er…

First the excuses. The end of last year got swamped in a deluge of new job and striping 70 years of paint off a rather rickety bannister while trying to keep the boy at bay. Somewhere in between a few … Continue reading

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Meeting the Master

Every runner’s story starts somewhere. A New Year’s Resolution. A bet taken too far, or in Dean Karnazes’s case – ‘bad tequila’. The first time I ever heard of ultra-distance running as something more than an underground cult was in … Continue reading

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A Serpie in Seattle (and San Francisco and New York)

Until last Sunday, rather astonishingly, the last time I had run any serious distance outside the UK was over Christmas 2009 in France when I started to get back into running after 3 months with my feet up. However, since I … Continue reading

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A Day of Reckoning

To mark the publication day of Why We Run: A Story of Obsession, below is an extract from the prologue, entitled ‘Lacing Up’. Christmas Day. The light from the west was sharp and watchful, a cusping breeze rose from the sea. … Continue reading

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The book gets launched in the Highlands!

The publicity tour for Why We Run began this weekend, even though the book is not out until next Thursday (14th, April). First there was a talk at the excellent Saffron Walden Festival which ended up being a free-for-all discussion … Continue reading

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Why We Run: A Story of Obsession finally goes to press

It is nearly 18 months since I came back from the Spartathlon, a story that is recounted in the penultimate chapter of Why We Run, which is published in April. And yet the book only went to press last week. … Continue reading

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