The Looniness of the Long Distance Runner by Russell Taylor

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BMJ - www.stratium.co.uk
Reviewed: 08 December 2009

Tedious and uninspired

There's a very small bit of interesting history on the marathon.
Nothing of interest in here. The basic structure of the book is to record each training session (which includes nothing noteworthy) and then there's a short account of the marathon itself.
The book wasn't funny, wasn't interesting and taught me very little. There are plenty of enjoyable running books out there - this isn't one of them.
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BMJ - www.stratium.co.uk would not recommend this product
Em
Reviewed: 13 June 2009

A FUN READ

Highly entertaining, funny
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This book is a thoroughly enjoyable read that runners of all levels will be able to relate to. As long as you are not expecting a book that will improve your PB's by giving you a million and one training tips you will not be dissapointed by this book.
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Lisa kirby
Reviewed: 17 November 2008

FANTASTIC

Lots of funny bits
last chapter was not necessary.
really enjoyed it and could relate to much.....
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8iron
Reviewed: 19 September 2008

DARE I SAY IT SOOOO LONDON!

there are better ones out there!
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senor spam
Reviewed: 18 September 2008

VERY ENTERTAINING

Russell Taylor brings humour to all those feelings anyone who has trained for a marathon has experienced; expect to find yourself thinking 'ah - so its not just me that finds that' or 'I know exactly what you mean' or 'yep - I remember that happening to me at....'.
None really - as long as you aren't buying this book expecting some serious advice on training etc.
A really enjoyable read - light-hearted and full of anecdotes that most runners will identify with.
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