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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

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