The amount of determination this man has is incredible and I whole heartedly admire him for what he did – a fantastic read.
I was really interested to read this book, as I enjoy running myself. However, the thought of even one marathon is alarming let alone 35 in 35 days! However, that is what Alan Corcoran did in the summer of 2012. Following his father’s sudden stroke, Alan decided he needed to do something to channel his energy and raise money for the charities that helped his father. He thought up this idea of running around Ireland, which broke down to a total of 35 marathons. This book details his journey from thinking up the challenge, to setting it in motion, to each marathon at a time. He encountered huge challenges along the way even before he started, especially with the sheer amount of logistics involved from accommodation, to food, to a support team. He details each of the marathons that he completes and the highs and lows. I really felt for him along his journey and was willing him on as he encountered injury, after injury. The amount of determination this man has is incredible and I whole heartedly admire him for what he did – a fantastic read.
Nicola Coen, A LoveReading Ambassador
MARATHON MAN is an uplifting story of an extraordinary achievement – all the more gripping given that the author was only 21 when embarking on his mission to run 35 marathons in 35 consecutive days. Alan Corcoran’s response to the shock of his dad’s stroke, was to get active, create positive from negative and raise money for charity. Alan faced many obstacles along the road – beyond the sheer physical endurance challenge of running 1,500 kilometres around Ireland. He candidly submerges the reader into his world with an endearingly light touch, showing how through sheer perseverance, you can achieve your objectives. Alan’s humour, positivity and pure determination shine through this story. Whatever your challenge, this book will show you that you can succeed.
|Publication date:||27th June 2021|
|Publisher:||Tivoli Publishing House|
|Primary Genre||Biographies & Autobiographies|
Closing date: 26/09/2021