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Two of our authors' inspirational running books have been nominated in this year's Running Awards.

Don't forget to vote for Doug Richards' Can We Run With You, Grandfather: Seven Continents, Seven Decades and Caroline Bramwell's Loo Rolls to Lycra: The Ironman Dreams of an IBD Sufferer.

Voting closes on 6th December so that the Running Awards can produce their 'Best Running Books for Christmas' list - and any help you can give in voting for your favourite in the Christmas/Books category would be much appreciated!

Click here to vote in the Running Awards 2019

In his previous book Running Hot & Cold (a Running Awards Silver award winner in 2017) Doug described his journey from couch potato in late middle age to running long-distance races across deserts, mountains, jungles and snow fields on four of Earth's continents. Can We Run With You, Grandfather? describes Doug's ongoing journey towards his ultimate dream of running at least a half marathon on all seven continents before his 70th birthday.

Read Can We Run With You, Grandfather?, and discover:

  • How Doug confronted his fear of heights by taking on a daunting challenge in Sydney, Australia
  • Why Doug’s running trip to New Zealand included spending a day at a sheep farmers’ study day
  • How a running trip halfway across the world was threatened by a sickness bug that swept through a hotel
  • Exploring the challenges of daily life in the schools and villages of central Myanmar
  • How Doug coped with returning to the multi-day race formats in the hills and mountains of the Akamas peninsula in Cyprus
  • What happened when a pair of 40-foot humpback whales came within touching distance of Doug’s rubber dinghy in Antarctica
  • The most wonderfully named Chinese noodle house in the middle of the Australian Outback.
  • The most precarious portaloo experience a runner could possibly face

Click here for more information, or to read a sample from Can We Run With You, Grandfather?

Loo Rolls to Lycra: The Ironman Dreams of an IBD Sufferer is the inspirational and insightful autobiography of Caroline Bramwell, a wife and mother who believed her life was going down the toilet when she was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, an Inflammatory Bowel Disease. A self-confessed couch potato, Caroline turned to sport after intestinal surgery, dispelling the medical profession’s ‘you can’t do that’ attitude by announcing her London-to-Paris 24-hour cycle ride. Loo Rolls to Lycra is the epitome of the self-belief that anything is possible. 

Read Loo Rolls to Lycra and you will discover:

  • How understanding your own body and pushing the boundaries of what it can do can reap results you only ever dreamt of
  • Why a woman recovering from major surgery wants to change the perception of living life with a stoma, and break the taboo of talking about bowel conditions
  • What happened when Caroline's drug-befuddled head couldn't even cope with doing the weekly supermarket shopping
  • What happened when a race Marshall tried to curtail Caroline's ambition of completing Ironman Staffordshire 70.3, on her Ironman journey
  • How, even when you think you've got everything under control, the unexpected can happen to derail your day
  • How having a permanent ileostomy was the beginning of a whole new approach to living life to the max
  • That being a wife and mum, as well as a triathlete, is the biggest juggling act of all, and that sacrifices need to be made
  • How Caroline had to deal with the remarks and glares from those who couldn't see a woman suffering from a hidden illness

Click here for more information, or to read a sample from Loo Rolls to Lycra