It's now common to see people of all ages and abilities running through towns, parks, and rural areas, but it can still be surprising where the running journey can go. Doug Richards was indifferent to exercise until, approaching his middle years, he became increasingly aware of his declining fitness. So Doug took up running. Follow Doug's journey—overcoming modern-life obstacles including a marriage breakdown, work-related stress, anxiety, and depression—from that very first one-mile run to marathons at home and abroad, to wider and wilder horizons. How do you prepare for running 140 miles across the Sahara Desert? How does a pensioner stay upright running on Greenland's polar ice-cap? Read of a confrontation with elephants in South Africa, puddles in the desert in China, and the emotional rollercoaster of running in tsunami-ravaged Sri Lanka.