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    Re: Best Books

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinchy View Post
    The Krakaur book is excellent, as is Anatoli Boukereev's version of the same tragic events in "The Climb"
    but don't bother with Dick Beck's book again of the same events.

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    Re: Best Books

    'Testament of a Runner' by WR Loader
    'Running in Three Continents' by Arthur Newton
    'Zatopek - the Marathon Victor' by Frantisek Kozik
    'The Lonely Breed' by Ron Clarke & Norman Harris

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    Re: Best Books

    Its not a running book
    But check out "The Road"
    Trying to plod up hills every day slightly faster than the day before

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    Re: Best Books

    here is a link to the film website where there is a cracking trailer, it was recommended by a friend and can be read in a couple of days
    http://weinsteinco.com/#/film/road/
    Trying to plod up hills every day slightly faster than the day before

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    Re: Best Books

    Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage Hermann Buhl
    The Long Hard Road Ron Hill
    "I am not a number! I am a free man!"

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    Re: Best Books

    Just picked up The Perfect Distance again by Pat Butcher - story of Ovett v Coe - recommended.

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    Re: Best Books

    All time best running book for much needed inspiration and advice
    Is Born to run by Christopher Mcdougall.

    On a par with FITC in my opinion.

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    Nothing to do with running or the great outdoors this but it's the funniest (and saddest) thing I've read in ages:

    Me, Cheeta

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    Five Years To Freedom by Nick Rowe - a little dated now maybe but an astounding achievement by a remarkable man who ended his life years later murdered by a bunch of pondlife drug dealers!

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    Re: Best Books

    Lots of good stuff up there, esp Terray, Krakauer, Murakami
    WH Murray - Undiscovered Scotland/Mountaineering in Scotland
    Neil Bascomb - The Perfect Mile

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