Publisher seeks inspiring running stories

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Publisher Collins & Brown is looking to update a popular title in their health list called Running Made Easy, and the authors are looking for inspiring stories from Run England members to include.

Running Made Easy was first published in 2004. Written by two journalists specialising in health and fitness, the book features a tried-and-tested running programme that has helped thousands of aspiring runners become fitter, healthier and happier.

It includes a motivational running diary to help track progress and is packed with real-life running stories and advice – which is where Run England members come in!

In the new edition, the authors would like to include new and even more inspiring stories and advice from you! All those who are included in the book will receive a free version of the updated edition.

The authors are keen to find runners to share their stories, knowledge and experiences with those new to the activity, and give them the motivation they need to get started. They are looking for short quotes (up to 100 words) on subjects like:

  • ‘What I wish I’d known before I started …’
  • ‘How running makes me feel’
  • ‘Why I run’
  • ‘How I got started’
  • ‘How I find the time to run’
  • ‘How I motivate myself’
  • ‘My most memorable race’
  • Marathon running experiences (in the UK and elsewhere in the world).

They are also looking for longer case studies (up to 1,500 words) from runners whose stories can offer hope and inspiration to others on subjects including:

  • Running for weight loss 
  • Running to help battle stress, anxiety and depression
  • Running to beat alcoholism and other addictions
  • Running following treatment for cancer or other illnesses
  • Running with a disability or following a serious injury
  • Running as an older person.

Please get in touch by emailing with your stories for more details - and don't forget to mention your Run England group!

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