Week 121

Now, before I start this post at all, I really want it to be more 'telling about', rather than 'advertising' - I hope that it ends up coming across as such. On the one hand, I hate (in other forums and sites, thankfully) spammy, adverty posts... on the other hand, a lot of you guys here have asked me about the progress on my book, about my journey from non-runner to fledgling ultra-runner.

I'm hoping that this will be interesting to at least the guys who've asked before and that if you're not that bothered, I hope you'll bear with me :)

After spending twelve months going from writing on here about how I was struggling to run 10km home from work, I made it to running ultra distances and setting out to run 130 miles across the South-west... I wrote a book about what I learned along the way and it's going to be released at the start of September. There are still a few bits and pieces to add in and tweak before the ever-looming final-draft deadline of 22nd August, but it's pretty much there - and if you're here reading this, I'm guessing there's the chance you might be interested in reading the book :)

I've set up a Kickstarter page as a kind of pre-order hub, so that I can offer a bit more back to anyone who would like to pick up a copy (there are things like signed copies, your name in the book itself, limited-edition covers etc).

If anyone's interested in having a look, the link is http://kck.st/1An9Uhg.

Although I've said this before, I'm indebted to everyone here who's shown me even the tiniest bit of support on my running journey - I wouldn't be the capital-R Runner that I am today (and certainly wouldn't be posting now about having written a book about it) if it weren't for all of your kind words and encouragement along the way.

Also, the nice thing is that once the book's released, I can clear my head of it and go back to writing blogs about actual running ;)

Thanks again everyone, speak to you all soon, I hope you take a minute to check out the book.

- Ben


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  • Awesome, thanks Robert - I hope you like it!

  • Hi Ben, just pre-ordered my copy of "Ben On Foot" so looking forward to reading it.

  • Thanks Eric, I'm pretty excited myself! It's weird it all being so close now - there're still a couple of bits and pieces to put into place, so can't get complacent, but I do keep smiling to myself :) Thanks for your support hombre.

  • This is very exciting Ben! I pre-ordered my copy and can't wait to read it! 

  • Thanks guys, very much appreciated and Robert that's really awesome - if I could be so bold, if you're thinking of picking up a copy then it's much better to pre-order it through the Kickstarter rather than wait until it's released on Amazon in September (you won't pay any more). If you'd rather wait until September, though, then that's cool, I'm not being picky :)

  • Fantastic Ben, congratulations on the book, I'll definitely get a copy!
  • Look forward to reading! Best of luck, keep us posted!
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