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Your Pace or Mine? The audiobook we’re loving this week

Read Time:   |  April 21, 2020

Lisa Jackson's award-winning book is now available on most audiobook platforms – and it's a must-listen on your runs

Finding it tough running solo during the lockdown? We think we have the perfect audiobook to make every run seem like a chat with a friend: Lisa Jackson’s Your Pace or Mine? What Running Taught me About Life, Laughter and Coming Last.

Lisa has been writing for Women’s Running since its second issue, and her hilarious and often heartfelt book has won three Running Awards since it was published in 2016. She’s releasing the audiobook version today on Amazon Audible and many other platforms such as Kobo and Google Audiobooks.

For those of you who haven’t yet met flamingo-hat-wearing Lisa, she’s formerly a committed fitness-phobe who became a marathon runner at 31, and ran her first 56-mile ultramarathon aged 41. And she’s not afraid to finish last – in fact, she’s done so in 25 of the 100-plus marathons she’s completed so far.

But this isn’t just Lisa’s story, it’s also that of the extraordinary people she’s met along the way who’re sure to inspire you just as much as they’ve inspired her. This seven-hour long audiobook is both for nervous novices and seasoned marathoners dreaming of doing an ultra, and is proof that running really isn’t about the time you do, but the time you have.

With a Foreword and introduction recorded by running legend Kathrine Switzer (author of Marathon Woman) and her husband the renowned writer Roger Robinson (author of When Running Made History), and amusing and moving tales from the global world of marathon running, YPOM is sure to some smiles into your solo miles!

If you’d like to try before you buy, there’s a 4-minute preview on Amazon here.

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Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor

Currently training for her second half marathon

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