Run Like Duck

By Mark Atkinson

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A guide to running for the unathletic, told by a man who fell into the sport almost by accident. Unlikely to break any records or become a national figure for the standards he sets, he nonetheless has enhanced his life and fitness, taking his long-suffering family along with him.

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A guide to running for the unathletic, told by a man who fell into the sport almost by accident. Progressing cautiously on a reluctant and unexpected journey to 100 Marathons (and beyond), he learned the hard way from years of getting it wrong. Unlikely to break any records or become a national figure for the standards he sets, he nonetheless has enhanced his life and fitness, taking his long-suffering family along with him. In this witty account, he writes about his unsteady progress while knocking the stuffing out of running pomposity.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Sandstone Press Ltd
Publication Date 15 Nov 2018
ISBN 9781912240319
Number of Pages 320

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‘Witty, funny and informative. Great for someone starting out in running!'

‘A hilarious tale of one man's obsession, packed with advice for runners from beginners to aspiring marathon competitors.'

‘This book will inspire you to stop reading and run more. Better than the Bible - if you're looking for a running book!'

‘Thanks to Mark's brilliant self-deprecating humour, Run like Duck will have you laughing up out the couch, into your trainers, and running a hundred miles with a smile on your face before you know it.'

‘God-like, majestic, awe-inspiring are all words. Buy this book.'

‘I haven't read this book but how bad can it really be?'

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