How to Run a Marathon, by Vassos Alexander
In 2020 I set myself the goal of running a half marathon (along with half the country who began dabbling in the sport). Two half marathons and over 400 miles later, cue 2021 – I’d decided this one was going to be the year of the marathon. To label this book as a how to guide would be to do it a disservice. Vassos (radio presenter-cum- race runner) reveals his arsenal of tips and tricks for marathon running – and shorter distance running too – in a thoughtful, light hearted and inclusive way, that will resonate with runners of all abilities. He shares his own personal story, along with stories from individuals running the world’s most notable races, in such a way you’ll find it hard not to tie up your shoe laces and head for the start line.
Lucy Murray, Food Editor