In two races in the summer of 2014, at nearly 41 Jo Pavey cemented her place as an icon for mums and runners everywhere. Her book captures the journey and the person behind the runner.
This book made me wonder if there is perhaps a large intersection of ultra-runners and deep thinkers. It would be hard to know if there were a cause and effect here… whether the number of hours spent running such distances is likely to lead to profound contemplation, or whether the discipline of ultra-running itself is likely to appeal particularly to deep-thinking types. Or both.
Kathrine Switzer deserves her name to be familiar to all distance runners, particularly female ones. She has had a profound impact on the sport at every level, from the mass participative to the elite. In this book she tells the tale of her experiences and dispels some of the myths that have followed her (and women’s running more widely) for decades.
This is a practical guide to running, jam-packed with useful information, from one of Britain’s greatest ever distance runners. It’s tricky to think of anyone better qualified to provide coaching hints and tips! This book is a useful reference for a wide audience, from beginners to much more experienced runners, all put together by Paula Radcliffe in a characteristic friendly, approachable and no-nonsense style.