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Inspiration and Motivation for Runners - cover

Inspiration and Motivation for Runners

Ali Clarke

Publisher: Summersdale

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Summary

‘Every day is a good day when you run.’
 
Kevin Nelson
 
RUN MORE – RUN BETTER – RUN NOW!
 
This colourful little book of uplifting quotes and tailored tips delivers motivational sparks and hearty encouragement for runners. Read it, run with it, use it as a training weight – whatever you do it, the aim is simple: to get you running!

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