Simply, this site emerged as a result of people asking for one to be set up. For the longest time I’ve resisted the move to the Internet for my writing, instead preferring to hide in the paper-based world.
Well, it’s a new day, and I find myself writing for this website. Please let me know how it goes. I can’t promise much, but I can promise that it’s an active site with lots of new (and original) material being posted regularly. Most of the material is about running, but there’s other stuff here that I hope will generate some interest – great people, inspiring words and stories, links to videos and interviews, and humour. Poke around for a few minutes, no-one will mind.
If you like what you see, please let me know and please keep coming back. If you don’t like it, then tell me why, and I’ll see what I can do to help improve things.
About the Author
I live in Yarker, Ontario Canada. I took up running (again) in 2006 in a bid to get back in shape and discovered that running was much more than just simply putting one foot in front of the other. That certainly helps, but I realized that I was undergoing a transformation – one that started with a desire to get fit – but one that continues because of all the other things being active does for you. I’ve now run 40+ marathons, including two ultras, one of which was the 90km Comrades Ultramarathon in South Africa, the double at the Connemara International in Ireland in 2009, and the Brathay 10 marathons in 10 days Challenge in the Lake District in England. My most important event was a 5km Wolfe Island race which I ran with my sons Callum and Jack in 2008. I have my sights set on running longer distances, including more trail running, a 100-miler, qualifying for the Boston Marathon, and not getting a disabling, showstopper injury.
I’ve written three books and some articles on marathon running. The third book, titled ‘The Messengers’, is about runners who have completed 100 marathons or more. Some have completed more than a a thousand. I interviewed over 120 messengers/ runners from around the world. Their stories are inspirational to runners and non-runners alike, and reaffirm the belief that anything is possible if you set your sights on the goals that are important to you. More information on the book is available on this website.
My second book, ‘A Marathon Odyssey’ has got some great reviews. If you’re reading this right now and you’re interested in getting a copy, let me know that you read this About section and I’ll arrange for 35% to be taken off the price of the book.
I’m also the founder of Run for Tomorrow, a global charity event that will be held in 2012 and 2013, in which a marathon team of 10 core runners will be running a continuous relay around the world. There’s more on this on the website.
Cheers; enjoy your day!! Malcolm