The Runner’s Code

£12.99

This light-hearted yet informative gift book explores the unwritten rules of everyday running. It is essential reading for anyone who marvels at marathons, sprints round the track, or simply plods round the park. Written by the author of ‘Running: Cheaper Than Therapy’, it takes the newbie and initiated alike through all the secret, nuanced and blindingly obvious rules of running. It helps you deliver your best performance (coping with running in different weather), advice on clothing (how many miles can a pair of trainers last, and is it ever appropriate to run in a mankini?) and pavement etiquette (overtaking dawdling pedestrians on a busy street).

ISBN: 9781472989598 Author: Newkey-Burden, Chas Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport Publication Date: 14th October 2021 Imprint: Bloomsbury Sport Cover: Hardback Dewey: 796.42 (edition:23) Pages: 208 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

Cracking… full of running gems, realities and giggles. Nice work!’ – Martin Yelling, Marathon Talk‘Lovely – very impressive’ – TalkSPORT‘From now on, if anyone I know mentions that they want to start running, this will be my first recommendation’ – Stuart HeritageThe Runner’s Code explores the unwritten rules of everyday running and is essential reading for anyone who marvels at marathons, tears round the track or simply plods round the park.Filled with smart advice and brilliantly knowing humour, this unique celebration of running takes the newbie and veteran alike through the secret, nuanced and blindingly obvious rules of running to answer all the important questions, such as:– What’s the correct etiquette for acknowledging other runners?– What should you do if you get ‘caught short’ on a run?– And exactly how many times can you ask colleagues for marathon sponsorship?The book is packed with plenty of need-to-know information to help you deliver your best running performance, such as coping with different weather conditions, advice on kit and clothing (how many miles can a pair of trainers last, and is it ever appropriate to run in a mankini?) and pavement etiquette (overtaking dawdling pedestrians on a busy street).There are also sections on getting the best race-day nutrition, finding the perfect running headspace and gaining maximum joy from your running.The Runner’s Code features exclusive contributions from BBC presenters Nicky Campbell and Louise Minchin, sports writer Henry Winter, and leading running authors Anna McNuff, Paul Tonkinson, Rachel Cullen, Martin Yelling, Liz Yelling, Helen Croydon and Michael Stocks. They each brilliantly reveal what they love and what they hate about running.Written by journalist, author and self-confessed running nut Chas Newkey-Burden, The Runner’s Code will help us to all run better and more responsibly, while reminding us of the joy and, at times, the wonderful absurdity of running.

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