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    Good good good good anoraks

    As some of you lt from the previous forum will remember, we had a thread about all the anoraky things that fellrunners do - as I was writing a book about sporting anoraks / geeks & the things that they do (the main point of the book being that us anoraks are actually not one bit like Roy Cropper from Coronation Street.)

    Good news is that a major publisher has agreed to take this on. I'm doing some redrafts to the manuscript at the moment - so if anyone else has anything to contribute......

    I could do with a bit more on fell running to be honest. Plenty of soccer related stuff, particularly as i've had several soccer books out in the past. Denzil from the old forum (where is he these days ?) gave me some good stuff, as did Mr.Minikin from K&C (albeit inadvertently).

    'anoraknophobia - the life & times of the sports fanatic' coming to a bookshop near you soon (well, around xmas time maybe)
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    Re: Good good good good anorak

    Quote Originally Posted by robgrillo View Post
    'anoraknophobia - the life & times of the sports fanatic' coming to a bookshop near you soon (well, around xmas time maybe)
    Who do you define as a sports fanatic?

    1. The sportsperson who would do anything to participate in his sport?
    2. The elilte athlete who would do anything to be recognised as the first or greatest?
    3. The fan who attends every event to watch his team?
    4. The collector who will purchase any items associated with his obsession?
    5. etc.
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    Re: Good good good good anorak

    Quote Originally Posted by XRunner View Post
    Who do you define as a sports fanatic?
    1. The sportsperson who would do anything to participate in his sport?
    2. The elilte athlete who would do anything to be recognised as the first or greatest?
    3. The fan who attends every event to watch his team?
    4. The collector who will purchase any items associated with his obsession?
    5. etc.
    The book concentrates mainly on 3 & 4 but as far fell running is concerned theres a bit related to 1. Anoraks, all of them.
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    Re: Good good good good anorak

    Quote Originally Posted by robgrillo View Post
    The book concentrates mainly on 3 & 4 but as far fell running is concerned theres a bit related to 1. Anoraks, all of them.
    I would have thought that person who goes munro bagging or is determined to complete long distance challenges would also qualify a fell runner as an anorak.
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    Re: Good good good good anorak

    Quote Originally Posted by robgrillo View Post
    'anoraknophobia - the life & times of the sports fanatic' coming to a bookshop near you soon (well, around xmas time maybe)
    I love the title! Brilliant!!

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    Re: Good good good good anorak

    Quote Originally Posted by Swoop View Post
    I love the title! Brilliant!!
    Does anybody known anything about this British rock group Marillion and their album anoraknophobia?
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    Re: Good good good good anorak

    Quote Originally Posted by XRunner View Post
    Does anybody known anything about this British rock group Marillion and their album anoraknophobia?

    No, but would know a lot about the Simarillion qualify you as anorakophillic?? (In other words being an anorachophile??)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Silmarillion
    I'm so naughty!!!!!!

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    Re: Good good good good anorak

    Quote Originally Posted by XRunner View Post
    Does anybody known anything about this British rock group Marillion and their album anoraknophobia?
    Aye, came across that.
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    Re: Good good good good anorak

    I know 5 people who would qualify on the obsessive desire to complete a long distance challenge!
    I am Kuno....

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    Re: Good good good good anorak

    Quote Originally Posted by Wheeze View Post
    I know 5 people who would qualify on the obsessive desire to complete a long distance challenge!
    Who's that then?







    Oy, who you calling anorak!

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