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Feet in the Clouds - Richard Askwith

A Story of Fell Running and Obsession


The concept of fell running is simple: a long-distance race that includes running up and down several tall mountains. Though rarely making the sports pages, it is a mass-participation sport in areas like the Lake District and Snowdonia - indeed, race organisers turn competitors away so that fragile mountain uplands are not irrevocably damaged by thundering feet. Fixtures like the annual Ben Nevis and Snowdon races, or the Borrowdale and Wasdale fell runs in the Lakeland valleys (20-mile-plus marathons), have remained local events attended by the whole community - the runners back at work the next day shearing sheep. Now, Richard Askwith explores the world of fell-running in the only legitimate way: by donning his Ron Hill vest and studded shoes and spending a season running as many of the great fell races as he can, from Borrowdale to Ben Nevis: an arduous schedule that tests the very limits of one's stamina and courage.
Along the way he also meets the greats of fell-running - like the remarkable Joss Na

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Cordee Code: CTJ024
Author: Richard Askwith
No of Pages: 352
Page Size: 129 x 197 mm
ISBN 10: 1781310564
ISBN 13: 9781781310564
Publisher: Aurum Press
Published Date: April 2005
Edition: PB Reissue , May-2013
Binding: Paperback
Illustrations: 8 pages of b&w photos
Weight: 250g

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