Friday 22 April sees Doug Richard’s Running Hot & Cold up for Best Book in the prestigious Running Awards at the O2 London. It’s the inspirational and motivational story of his late entry into the world of running – and, boy, has Doug made up for lost time…


The book tells the tales of a bus-pass bearing pensioner running across the Sahara Desert and Greenland’s polar ice cap. Read of confrontation with elephants in South Africa, puddles in the desert in China and the emotional rollercoaster of running in tsunami-ravaged Sri Lanka.


Good luck, Doug! And joggers and adventurers everywhere – don’t miss out on the best running book published this year!

  • Running Hot & Cold shows how running can be useful in breaking down barriers – mental, physical, geographical and stereotypical.
  • The book is an inspiration to runners of all ages and abilities, and both sexes. By starting small and slowly building up to greater targets, amazing feats can be achieved.
  • A medical lecturer’s cool and lucid feedback on the pleasure, the pain and therapeutic value of the open road – and the insanity of taking on the desert!
  • The more daunting the challenge, the more hazardous the terrain and the climate, the more attractive the project is to Doug.
  • Up close and beautiful descriptions of the Sahara, Siberia, Sri Lanka and Africa.
  • When all your friends and neighbours, your doctors and even the voice inside your own head tell you you’re mad to drive your body to increasingly agonising limits – that’s when to take on global marathons and super marathons. If you’re Doug…


Click here for more information, or to read a sample from Running Hot & Cold.