A summary of some of the latest athletics and running-related books published
JONNY MUIR, an Edinburgh-based author, has written an excellent book on Scottish hill running.
The Mountains Are Calling talks about the sport and puts it in context with other areas of athletics such as cross-country and trail running.
The books charts the evolution of hill running in Scotland over the last half century, profiling its characters and describing the culture around events like the Ben Nevis race, Carnethy 5 and many others.
The book is a grand-looking hardback book with a nice section of picturesque images in the centre.
The author has also packed the pages with lots of views of various people – and even
AW was interviewed for a small section that talks about where hill running sits in the great scheme of things.
As a hill runner himself, Muir certainly knows his stuff. The fact he is an English teacher is also apparent in this very readable and enjoyable book.
Certainly, after reading this I would defy anyone not to want to hit the hills of Scotland.
£19.99. Published by Sandstone Press