Don't Stop Me Now: 26.2 Tales of a Runner's Obsession

Author(s): Vassos Alexander

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This is a celebration of running, and what lots of us think about when we run. Part escape, part self-discovery, part therapy, part fitness. Part simple childlike joy of running when you could be walking. Vassos Alexander shares the highs and lows of falling in love with running, from his first paltry efforts to reach the end of his street to completing ultra marathons and triathlons in the same weekend. Each of the 26.2 chapters also features a fascinating insight into how others first started, from Paula Radcliffe to Steve Cram, the Brownlees to Jenson Button, Nicky Campbell to Nell McAndrew. Funny, inspiring, honest - the perfect read for anyone with well-worn trainers by the door (or thinking of buying a pair...).

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Vassos Alexander - Radio 2 Breakfast show presenter and sports journalist, shares the highs and lows of falling in love with running - from the first stumbling (and sweaty) steps on the running machine - through to the finely honed marathon runner he is today. Funny, inspiring, honest - the perfect read for anyone with a pair of well-worn trainers by the door (or thinking of buying some...)

He even inspired me to run a marathon! Chris Evans This entertaining story of a reluctant athlete might just inspire you to follow Vassos's advice and 'find some trainers and see where they take you' Daily Mail Vassos shares the highs and lows of running, from his days as a novice to his journey of completing ultra-marathons and triathlons in the same weekend... it's a celebration of running that all runners will relate to... Running Magazine Celebrate running with sports broadcaster and presenter for BBC Radio 2's The Chris Evans Breakfast Show, Vassos Alexander Health & Fitness Don't Stop Me Now will appeal to everyone, from marathon runners to casual joggers and those just thinking about getting off the couch Sunday Post Full of inspiration to kick you into gear Women's Fitness Celebrates the joy and obsession of running Trail Running This book is for all of us - whether we're tackling 26.2 miles or 2.6. it's a valuable reminder that there's something great about just putting one foot in front of the other, and running Women's Fitness Whether you're a regular gym bunny, a fan of pounding pavements or just have good intentions, you'll love this Living North Vassos Alexander's Don't Stop Me Now is ideal reading material Bristol Post Don't Stop Me Now provides story after compelling story from every level of athletic prowess to reveal the enduring attraction and challenge of completing a 26.2 mile marathon with or without time to spare Philosophy Football Full of inspiration to kick you into gear Women's Fitness Vassos Alexander's ode to running, offers up a highly entertaining, illuminating and inspiring read Mumsnet

Vassos Alexander is one of the UK's best known sports broadcasters. Every morning he's heard by ten million people as an integral part of the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio2. He can also be seen presenting on TV, and he commentates on everything from tennis to triathlon, diving to darts. He lives in London with his young family. @VassosA

General Fields

  • : 9781472921543
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : December 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Vassos Alexander
  • : Paperback
  • : 224