Martin Thomerson con A Long Way to Run: The Obsessive Days of a Marathon Runner
Running marathons and ultra-marathons is not easy. At times there are successes… and at others failures. This is the follow-up book to It Kept Me off the Streets which was the story of a runner’s journey to an unsuccessful attempt at Europe’s toughest trail race, the UTMB.A Long Way to Run continues the author’s tale of how he learnt from that failure, then prepared differently for a second attempt at the UTMB. It chronicles a three-year period of success in both marathons and ultras, with a renewed focus on the ultimate running time trial: the iconic 26.2 miles of the marathon.Personal bests fell, race positions improved, bones were broken and eventually membership of the 100 Marathon Club was secured.About the AuthorMartin Thomerson has been running, walking and cycling in the hills of England and Wales for the last thirty years. He is the first person to have climbed all Wainwright’s Lakeland Fells twice and all the 2,000-feet mountains of England and Wales twice. He is a member of the 100 Marathon Club and lives in Warrington with his wife, Clair, and two teenage sons, Kieran and Harry.