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Running Free

Author : Richard Askwith
ISBN : 9781448137909
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Shortlisted for the 2015 Thwaites Wainwright prize for nature writing Richard Askwith wanted more. Not convinced running had to be all about pounding pavements, buying fancy kit and racking up extreme challenges, he looked for ways to liberate himself. His solution: running through muddy fields and up rocky fells, running with his dog at dawn, running because he's being (voluntarily) chased by a pack of bloodhounds, running to get hopelessly, enjoyably lost, running fast for the sheer thrill of it. Running as nature intended. Part diary of a year running through the Northamptonshire countryside, part exploration of why we love to run without limits, Running Free is an eloquent and inspiring account of running in a forgotten, rural way, observing wildlife and celebrating the joys of nature. An opponent of the commercialisation of running, Askwith offers a welcome alternative, with practical tips (learned the hard way) on how to both start and keep running naturally – from thawing frozen toes to avoiding a stampede when crossing a field of cows. Running Free is about getting back to the basics of why we love to run.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Running Free

Author : Kate Allatt
ISBN : 9781908006653
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Can you imagine being trapped inside your own body? Able to see and hear everything going on around you but unable to move or speak - the blink of an eye your only way of communicating. Fell-runner and fun-loving mother-of-three Kate Allatt’s life was torn apart when what appeared to be a stress-related headache exploded into a massive brainstem stroke leading to locked-in syndrome. Totally paralysed, she became a prisoner inside her own body. Doctors warned her family she would never walk, talk or swallow or lead a normal life again. But they didn’t know Kate. The words no and never were not in her vocabulary. With the help of her best friends and family she drew on every ounce of her runner’s stamina and determination to make a recovery that amazed medical experts. Using a letter chart, Kate blinked the words “I will walk again”. Soon she was moving her thumb and communicating with the world via Facebook. Eight months after her stroke, Kate said goodbye to nurses, walked out of hospital and returned home to learn how to run again. This is the story of her incredible journey.
Category: Health & Fitness

Running Free

Author : Robin Knox-Johnston
ISBN : 9781471177644
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston burst to fame when he became the first man ever to complete a single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation of the world. Now, 50 years on from that famous voyage, he reveals the true, extraordinary story of his life. After leaving school, he immediately joined the Royal Naval Reserve before serving in the merchant navy and travelling the world. During that time, he spied for the British government in the Gulf, worked in the South African dockyards, and built his boat Suhaili in Bombay, before sailing home to England. In June 1968, he set sail in Suhaili in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, and Running Free vividly brings to life that remarkable voyage, where he was the only person to finish the race, completing his journey on 22 April 1969 and thus entering the record books. Once back home, he set up a hugely successful business and continued his naval adventures, completing a second solo circumnavigation of the globe in 2007 - at 68, he became the oldest to complete this feat. Knox-Johnston's insatiable appetite for life and adventure shines through these pages, making this book a must for all sailing enthusiasts, readers of books by Ranulph Fiennes and Chris Bonington, or for anyone who has felt that the time for putting up your feet can always be put back to another day.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Running Free Of Injuries

Author : Paul Hobrough
ISBN : 9781472913814
Genre : Medical
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The ultimate pain-to-personal-best guide to running injuries, covering prevention, detection and rehabilitation. Runners suffer from the highest injury rates of all recreational athletes. Whether you are a novice or elite-level runner, guide yourself through a step-by-step process of avoiding and managing injury and get yourself safely to the start and finish lines. Written by a globally respected physiotherapist who has worked with Olympic and World Champion athletes, Running Free of Injuries will help runners to understand their body, identify weaknesses and develop a natural defence against injury. The book covers the most common running injuries that occur to the foot, ankle, lower leg, hip, knee and pelvis and includes key exercises applicable to all levels of fitness.
Category: Medical

Teach N Baseball Softball Fielding And Base Running Free Flow Handbook

Author : Bob Swope
ISBN : 9780985288723
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This is a practical Handbook for youth Baseball and Softball coaches, parents, and kids. It has 66 individual pictures and illustration variations to look at. All the drills are numbered for easy reference between coaches and parents. Complete with diagram and illustration for each one. It covers all the Baseball and Softball Fielding and base running fundamentals you will need to get started. It also has training games to play, equipment used in the game, and a progressive stair step guide to learning.

Running Free

Author : Sue Leather
ISBN : 1424046386
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Charles "Chuck" Kingston is studying business so he can take over his father's company. But his father doesn't know that Chuck's real love is free running. When things start to go wrong, Chuck learns he can't run from his problems forever.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Mirror Mirror

Author : Louise Cooper
ISBN : 0340739835
Genre : Children's stories
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Back in Angel's world, after their amazing trip back in time, Angel and Winter have already encountered another challenge: the creator of Angel's mirror sculpture - old man Pye - who wants it back ... but he also wants them to join him on his adventures. How can they refuse?
Category: Children's stories

Run Free

Author : Teresa Ruiz
ISBN : 9781493152803
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Being raised in the sixties and knowing I stuck out from my frizzy hair and reddish-brown skin, I kept to myself. My family was not the Brady Bunch family; we were surrounded by violence. My father would beat our mother so much, and we had to witness the beatings most of my lives. After my father was sent away and after several moves and feeling we would finally have a normal life without the violence, my father would come back in the family. At first it would be calm, but within months the violence would come back. We never lived in a home for more than a year, so friends were not there. I was a loner throughout my child life. I learned to fight for blood at the age of seven, and as a teenager, I hated living at home. I ran away so much; I felt safer sleeping in someone's closet or in their cars than at home. If my father was not there beating or harassing my family, my brothers were in opposite gangs, so there were drive-by shootings at our home. I would come home from school with my frizzy hair and skinny body, looking so awkward from the girls from school. I stayed to myself. On the way home from school, I would walk up the street and see lowrider cars and Harley-Davidson choppers and smell of marijuana coming from the garage. I stayed to myself. After all the violence at home and my mother going through all the beatings, I made a promise to myself that I would not let it happen to me. I dropped out of school at tenth grade and got my first job and my first date. We were opposite from each other, but the romance was there, although he spoke no English and I spoke not a word of Spanish. My father was against the relationship from the beginning, but I dated him despite what my father said. I moved out at seventeen and was asked to go to Mexico for the weekend. I was warned not to go by my mother, but I still did. (I should have listened.) I was held there for nine months. The first month was of my choice, but the next eight months were not. I was not allowed to leave the ranch. When I took a chance, I was chased down and beaten within an inch of my life. Once I escaped and went back to California, I found out I was pregnant and someone told the father of my baby. He showed up, and I was advised by my mother and his aunt that the baby needed a father. I had no choice but to try to make it work. But the violence got worse. I refused to be a victim of violence, so with the help of the women's shelter and the police department, I learned how to escape the violence and make a living for my children. I'm hoping this book reaches other domestic abuse victims to show that you can have a violence-free life. But like they told me in the shelter, you have to make it work, and once you're on your way, walk forward, not backward. The shelter led me away to a better life. One thing I will always remember was that when I was only nineteen with two children, they said once you're on your own, you're the parent. You had a chance to be a teenager and chose to be an adult to have children so young; your children are the priority. That made me think I need to be strong. I knew what that meant: responsibility. I also noticed that once I was on my own and had my own apartment with my children, it was calm. I had my children on a schedule, and I was on a budget. I did want to date like other girls my age, but it was too early. I would always want to find someone that needed to find somewhere to stay with me. Every time I would try to help someone, it turned out to disrupt my home, so I decided that it's just my children and myself. Maybe I just did not trust anyone. I'm proud that I had the strength to pull through. I went back to high school and one year of college. Got out of the welfare system and started to raise my children violence-free. My nest is warm and full of songs and love. Sure, it's hard with bills, and I am always short with cash and have babies getting sick and cars breaking down and me losing a job and of course me gettin
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Young Hearts Run Free

Author : C. Rance Redman
ISBN : 9780615190419
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A thrilling story about a young black male, his angry triumph over abandonment is made by committing the ultimate sin. In a tale of murder and sexuality, Heart- a southern Black college student filled with bitterness and resentment, finds in the error of his dead beat father's inhumanity the divine stage of manhood: forgiveness. Capturing the essence of the author's experience in this semi-autobiographic tale, an unbelievable plot unfolds.
Category: Literary Criticism