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Running Crazy

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The personal stories of members of the 100 Marathon Club—ordinary people linked by the common desire to run, and run, and run

The 100 Marathon Club, also known as the Hell's Angels of Running, or Running Sluts (running one race while thinking of another), is growing in number every year. This is a club with no prejudices and only one prerequisite for membership—the completion of 100 marathons. It is full of colorful, contrasting characters with idiosyncratic personalities ...

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Overview

The personal stories of members of the 100 Marathon Club—ordinary people linked by the common desire to run, and run, and run

The 100 Marathon Club, also known as the Hell's Angels of Running, or Running Sluts (running one race while thinking of another), is growing in number every year. This is a club with no prejudices and only one prerequisite for membership—the completion of 100 marathons. It is full of colorful, contrasting characters with idiosyncratic personalities and diverse lifestyles. But who would want to run 100 marathons or more, and why? How do they find the time, the the money, and the energy? Are they crazy or just passionate? Here are their stories—funny, sad, and inspiring. This book will appeal to the millions of runners in the world, from the marathon-crazy featured in this book to just casual joggers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781782193579
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/2013
  • Pages: 318
  • Sales rank: 1,388,508
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Helen Summer is a running coach who has been involved in running for more than 40 years.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Foreword Steve Edwards xi

Introduction xv

Mile 1 A Little Bit of History, Plus Some Other Stuff 1

Mile 2 Vircins and Sluts 10

Mile 3 Vital Statistics, Contact Lenses and a Handkerchief 19

Mile 4 Butterflies and Bashfulness 33

Mile 5 From Anorexic to Uk/World No. 1 42

Mile 6 Out of Africa 56

Mile 7 An Expedition to the North Pole 63

Mile 8 76 Not Out! 76

Mile 9 So, How Far is a Wheel Chair Marathon? 87

Mile 10 Long Grass and Dirty Cars 103

Mile 11 Running in the Dark 112

Mile 12 Fags, Fry-Ups and Fitness 124

Mile 13 Halfway There! 131

Mile 14 Give Me Your Money, Or Get Out of My Toilet! 145

Mile 15 It's Cool Being No. 1 In the World 157

Mile 16 The Streaker 167

Mile 17 Automan 183

Mile 18 To Love, Honour and Run Marathons With… 193

Mile 19 The Man in the Iron Mask 204

Mile 20 Beer, Babes and the Perfect Pre-Race Hangover Cure 218

Mile 21 Bog Trotting in Ireland 229

Mile 22 Naked Men and Cakewalks 239

Mile 23 Bin Liners, Nosebleeds and Marital Disharmony 250

Mile 24 Camel Dung, Beauty Contests and and Fundraising 266

Mile 25 Throwing Stones 276

Mile 26 Crazy Races in Crazy Places 295

Mile 26.1 Meeting in Malta 308

Mile 26.2 Summer's End 317

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