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Running: Cheaper Than Therapy - A Celebration of Running - cover

Running: Cheaper Than Therapy - A Celebration of Running

Chas Newkey-Burden

Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport

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Running: Cheaper than Therapy is a witty and expertly compiled compendium of running wisdom and humour. 
 
From fantastic running quotes ('How do you know if someone ran a marathon? Don't worry, they'll tell you.' ­Jimmy Fallon) and hilarious spectator signs ('Worst parade ever!') to witty potted profiles of different types of runners (charity muggers, gadget gurus and inexplicably good old dears) and PB-busting training tips, Running: Cheaper than Therapy is designed to be the perfect gift for the runner, jogger or triathlete in your life. 
  
Written by a Telegraph and Guardian journalist and self-confessed running nut, this smartly packaged and brilliantly knowing miscellany details entertaining, real-life runners' stories (being overtaken by a kid/OAP or getting lost while training) and takes a humorous look at the mistakes runners make (wearing a brand new pair of trainers for half marathon or getting so pumped by your morning run you have arguments with everyone at work).

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