Subtitle 20th Anniversary Edition - A Tale of Fell-Running and Obsession

Richard Askwith
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‘A masterpiece’ The Sunday Times

‘The pure essence of trail running, infectious and captivating’ Scott Jurek, bestselling author of Eat and Run

‘One of the best books about the extremes of sporting endeavour that you will ever read’ Independent on Sunday 

 Twenty years since it was first published, Feet in the Clouds by Richard Askwith remains the definitive story of fell-running and a modern sports classic.

 Richard Askwith’s journey takes him into a world of forbidding rocky hills, horizontal rain, fear, exhaustion and stunning natural beauty, as well as one of the sport's purest and toughest challenges: the Bob Graham Round, running 42 Lake District peaks in 24 hours. Along the way, he encounters some of the most prodigious – and unsung – athletes that Britain has produced, such as Joss Naylor, who covered the equivalent of four Everests in a single run.

Gripping, funny and moving, Feet in the Clouds is a story that any aspiring runner, endurance athlete or mountain-lover will understand well: of extremity, heroism and the experience of a lifetime. With a fully revised epilogue and an introduction from bestselling author Robert Macfarlane, this is a complete portrait of one of the few sports to have remained utterly true to its roots – in which the point is not fame or fortune but to run the ancient, wild landscape, and to be a hero, if at all, within one’s own valley.


Format Trade Paperback 376 Pages
ISBN 9780711291928
Size5.08 in x 7.80 in / 129.00 mm x 198.00 mm
Published Date May 16th, 2024
Richard Askwith
Richard Askwith is Associate Editor of The Independent and author of Feet in the Clouds: A Tale of Fell-Running and Obsession. He lives in France.
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