The Book

RLDamCoverLove the blog? Well buy the AWARD WINNING book!

  • Winner – Running Awards Book Award
  • Nominee – William Hill Sports Book of the Year

Signed copies available for £10 posted in UK if you email me on!  

OR I can do £12 posted with a ‘not a buff’.


How to purchase – 

Book available in most Waterstones stores, or order on Amazon here or on Waterstones here or MyBookSource or Blackwell’s or even Hive

Awards – 

It was an Amazon best seller in December and won the Running Awards Book Award in April where I was presented a hefty trophy by the legendary and very nice chap Mike Bushell:

It’s even going down a storm in Sydney and Florida:

Reviews –

I also had some amazing tops printed up for promotional purposes available to order here.




img_0907The book is part advice for new or improving runners, part (hopefully) humorous recounting of my own journey from fat sweaty unfit person to even more sweaty but a bit leaner.  The official blurb is “A guide to running for the unathletic, told by a man who fell into the sport almost by accident. Progressing cautiously on a reluctant and unexpected journey to 100 Marathons (and beyond), he learned the hard way from years of getting it wrong. Unlikely to break any records or become a national figure for the standards he sets, he nonetheless has enhanced his life and fitness, taking his long-suffering family along with him. In this witty account, he writes about his unsteady progress while knocking the stuffing out of running pomposity.”

It features reviews from some of the greatest names in the running world –

Witty, funny and informative. Great for someone starting out in running! —Dr Margot Wells

A hilarious tale of one man’s obsession, packed with advice for runners from beginners to aspiring marathon competitors. –Sean Conway

This book will inspire you to stop reading and run more. Better than the Bible – if you’re looking for a running book! —David Hellard, Bad Boy Running Podcast

Thanks to Mark’s brilliant self-deprecating humour, Run like Duck will have you laughing up out the couch, into your trainers, and running a hundred miles with a smile on your face before you know it. —Moire O’Sullivan, author of Bump, Bike & Baby

God-like, majestic, awe-inspiring are all words. Buy this book. —Jody Raynsford, Bad Boy Running Podcast

I haven’t read this book but how bad can it really be? —Robbie Britton, Team GB