Just to let everyone know who missed the documentary 'Running to the Limits' the first time around it's going to be shown on Sunday morning (31st of January) 7:45 am on Channel 4.
The documentary won't be on 4OD this time around but will be out on DVD from the 15th of February. The DVD version includes loads of extra features, interviews, an extended version and a more in depth look at the training behind the documentary.
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It's great to have a quick read through this forum and see what you all made of the documentary. I'm glad that the majority of you enjoyed it for what it was and I'm only sorry that a couple of you still feel upset for one reason or another.
I'd be more then happy to answer any questions that you might have about the documentary or the training.
To answer a couple that i've spotted.
I) I did run in the Paris Marathon (I tore a muscle in my hip at 10km and walked the second half of the race. This effectively ended the project and put me out for 5 weeks. I took part in the Prague marathon as a way just to finish in a satisfactory personal way. I had only run twice in between the races.
2) At the start of the documentary when i'm wearing the fluorescent yellow top I had not just jumped into the race...(that made me laugh). The red top that I was meant to have never turned up and the fluorescent top was all I had to run in.
The DVD will be out mid January and will go into far more detail about the training, include additional interviews and a coaching video with one of the worlds top coaches. The Channel 4 version was intended to appeal to an audience outside of running who would not be interested in details.