Local Author Produces Book About His Running Exploits

Fat Man to Green Man by Bristol author Ira Rainey tells the story of how an overweight forty-something trained for and completed the Green Man ultramarathon and the Bath Half-Marathon over the same weekend – a total of 60 miles.

But far from being an elite athlete with superhuman running abilities like the ones he read about in books, Ira Rainey was an overweight and unfit slacker who felt a bit sorry for himself because he had sore feet.

Sure he ran a bit, but he also sat around a lot and ate and drank too much. Why? Because he could, and because he was an optimist who thought everything would always be all right. That was until a friend was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given months to live. It was to be an event that would push Ira to tackle his apathy towards life and take on the challenge of becoming an ultramarathon runner, pushing himself to go further than he had ever gone before in preparation for the 47-mile Bristol Green Man event.

An honest and light-hearted chronicle, Fat Man to Green Man is the tale of Ira’s journey from fat to fit, and everything that came between the two. It is a story of fields and friendships; mud and maps; but more importantly learning how to push yourself to achieve what you would never believe you could – and how to deal with the consequences.

Ira is a member of Bitton Road Runners and there is going to be a launch party for the book at Easy Runner on Monday 27th January 2014 at 18:30.

Here are all the useful links:

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/fm2gm

Front cover: http://bit.ly/18xuwGy

Paperback pre-order: http://bit.ly/18PQ4AQ

First chapter promo: http://bit.ly/1eMEeWB

Amazon Kindle version: http://amzn.to/1iTDHI9

Any questions please just send Ira an e-mail at ira.rainey@gmail.com .