UP THE DOWNS!
There are some folk for whom the very idea of running up and down chalk cliffs wearing shorts and a vest or hurtling over downland trails avoiding cowpats and brambles is a thing to be avoided at all costs. This is not a book for them.
It is a touch specialist, although recent attendance at marathons and Park Runs indicates a larger market than might be guessed at. This is for athletes who like to connect with nature in general and the South Downs in particular, and they exist in growing numbers.
Jack Arscott’s book radiates energy and enthusiasm in equal measure. He offers helpful running tips, local histories and atmospheric photographs. He also writes in glowing terms of famous runs he has tackled and lists those he hasn’t – yet. I’ll look forward to seeing him at the Beachy Head start in October.
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