11 Mar

Sellout Success For Redditch Running Author

cover of Doug Richards' book - Running Hot & ColdSaturday 5 March proved to be a successful evening for running author and retired University of Birmingham lecturer Dr Doug Richards. The 67-year-old Winyates Green runner presided over a book signing event, hosted by Waterstones in the Kingfisher centre, Redditch.

This event followed the launch of a paperback version of ‘Running Hot & Cold’, a fascinating story of Doug’s running adventures in far-flung corners of the planet. This has been available as an eBook for little over a year but Saturday’s event showed there is still a demand for hard copies and paperbacks. 
 
“The event was a huge success, and we sold every single copy available. It was great to see so many people turn out, runners and non-runners alike,” said Doug.
 
‘Running Hot & Cold’ is the story of Doug’s late conversion to running and combined with his passion for travel, has enabled him to cope with difficult times in his life. “Not for one moment did I dream where that first run would take me,” said Doug who has completed races in Greenland, Siberia, China and the Sahara Desert.  
 
Doug is a regular at Arrow Valley parkrunner and a qualified run leader, passionate about the benefits of running.
 
The icing on the cake….‘Running Hot & Cold’ has been shortlisted in the books category for the prestigious 2016 Running Awards, held on the 22 April at the 02 Arena, London.