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Ducking Long Way

Ultra Running for the Rest of Us

Mark Atkinson

Ducking Long Way by Mark Atkinson

Mark Atkinson is living proof that you don’t have to be ‘good’ at running to make it through a marathon or even further. Packed with insights and tips, pitfalls and joy, Ducking Long Way invites you to join him for a beer at mile thirty as he pushes himself as far as he can while still running for the sheer joy of it.

RRP: £9.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781913207588
Publication Date: 26/08/2021
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Mark Atkinson
Mark Atkinson is a husband, father and engineer. After a lifetime of inactivity and ballooning weight, he decided at thirty-two to improve his health for the sake of his kids...


‘Mark clearly understands all the pain and turmoil of an ultra, and also why we keep coming back for more.’

Vassos Alexander

‘A refreshingly unpretentious, inspiring, funny book. It's like going for a very very long run with your best mate. Heartily recommended to all who are tempted by an ultra, it may well tip you over into actually doing one. The main message seems to be - bring beer.’

Paul Tonkinson

‘Silly, funny and ridiculous - the best sort of inspirational.’

Huw Jack Brassington

‘A funny and level-headed insight into the crazy world of ultra marathon running.’

Simon Hollis, Race Director and Ultra Marathon Runner

‘Proper advice from a down-to-earth guy who tells it like it is. Runners like Mark are the lifeblood of the sport we all love. ’

James Elson, Centurion Running Race Director & Coach

‘A compelling attempt, no doubt funded by the chafing cream industry, to promote the view that ultra running is accessible, enjoyable and achievable for all levels of runners.’

Running is BS Podcast

‘I loved this as much as Run Like Duck. ’

Jody Raynsford , Bad Boy Running Podcast