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Keep on Running - The Highs and Lows of a Marathon Addict

posted 30 Mar 2012, 08:26 by Cranleigh Runners
I very much hope you won’t mind an unsolicited email from a fellow runner, but I’d love to quickly tell you about my latest book Keep On Running which I hope would interest your club members.
The book is the story of my addiction to long-distance running, which comes out on April 2. Would you mind forwarding this email to anyone you think might be interested? The book looks at most of my marathons from New York to Paris, from Rome to Berlin, from London to Tokyo etc, but it is also about motivation and obsession (yes, I admit that might be the best word!) – and fitting it all in with family and work life. The book has got its serious elements, but mostly it’s very light-hearted and above all, it’s intended to be fun. If you could circulate this email as much as possible, I’d be extremely grateful.

Very best wishes and keep on running, Phil.

(Dr P G Hewitt, 12 Tennyson Close, Bishops Waltham, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 1RU).

‘a beautiful description of one man’s passion for the open road, powered by rock ’n’ roll.’
Jo Pavey, international track and field athlete

Keep on Running
The Highs and Lows of a Marathon Addict

Author: Phil Hewitt
Price: £8.99
Dimensions: 129 x 198
Number of pages: 320
ISBN: 9781849532365
Publication Date: 2nd April 2012

“Marathons make you miserable, but they also give you the most unlikely and the most indescribable pleasures. It’s a world that I love – a world unlocked when you dress up in lycra, put plasters on your nipples and run 26.2 miles in the company of upwards of 30,000 complete strangers.”

Phil Hewitt, who has completed over 20 marathons in conditions ranging from blistering heat to snow and ice, in locations from Berlin to New York, sets a cracking pace in this light-hearted account of his adventures on the road. This story of an ordinary guy’s addiction to running marathons looks at the highs and lows, the motivation that keeps you going when your body is crying out to stop, and tries to answer the ultimate question, ‘Why do you do it?’
Phil is an arts journalist based in Hampshire and West Sussex
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'A charismatic, charming, funny – and, above all, thoughtful – memoir about running, motivation, ambition. Perfect, not just for those who do run – or intend to run – a marathon, but for the hundreds and thousands of us who venture out from time to time to run just a mile or two... A complete delight.'
Kate Mosse, author and broadcaster

‘This is a wonderful and frank view of a first-time-marathoner-turned-running-addict. Phil shares the pitfalls and emotions that running a marathon for the first time evoke and how running can grab you and draw you back for more.’
Liz Yelling, Double Olympian and Commonwealth bronze medallist

‘An intriguing insight into one man’s marathon journey… an inspiring read for any marathoner or wannabe marathoner.’
Andi Jones, international long-distance runner

 ‘Phil Hewitt’s highly entertaining Keep on Running reminded me of my own marathon experiences – the inevitable suffering followed by elation at finally crossing the finishing line. It is a must-read for all runners, particularly those contemplating a marathon for the first time.’
Anna Nicholas, author and journalist