The Great Billy Butlin Race: The First and only Footrace from John O'Groats to Land's End - Richards, Robin
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How a Russian doctor and Billy Butlin brought Britain to the side of the road "I very much enjoyed this book. A wonderfully accessible look at the development and history of marathons, with particular emphasis on the difficult and enigmatic Barbara Moore." Wishing Shelf In 1960, Britain was swept by a craze for marathons, embodied in an eccentric 56-year-old Russian: motorcycle champion, former Leningrad death row inmate, radical dietician Dr Barbara Moore. Keen to exploit this new fad, holiday camp pioneer Billy Butlin organised the first and indeed only walking/running race from John…mehr

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How a Russian doctor and Billy Butlin brought Britain to the side of the road "I very much enjoyed this book. A wonderfully accessible look at the development and history of marathons, with particular emphasis on the difficult and enigmatic Barbara Moore." Wishing Shelf In 1960, Britain was swept by a craze for marathons, embodied in an eccentric 56-year-old Russian: motorcycle champion, former Leningrad death row inmate, radical dietician Dr Barbara Moore. Keen to exploit this new fad, holiday camp pioneer Billy Butlin organised the first and indeed only walking/running race from John O'Groats to Land's End. Despite opposition, 715 participants started off, with the hardiest captivating the nation during that drab winter. A fascinating and quirky story of daring, entrepreneurship, and good old 'British pluck': a story that deserves re-telling for the modern audience. The first chapter of The Great Billy Butlin Race (titled The Footsloggers), was shortlisted for the inaugural Writers &Artists Working-Class Writers' Prize.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: LIGHTNING SOURCE INC
  • Seitenzahl: 182
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. Juni 2021
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 216mm x 140mm x 10mm
  • Gewicht: 237g
  • ISBN-13: 9781913432089
  • ISBN-10: 1913432084
  • Artikelnr.: 61476400
Autorenporträt
Robin Richards has self-published two award-winning books, and has over 20 articles or stories in publications as diverse as the Journal of Advanced Nursing, Debut and The Dalesman. In July 2019, the first chapter of The Great Billy Butlin Race (titled The Footsloggers), was shortlisted for the inaugural Writers &Artists Working-Class Writers' Prize, out of 200 + entries.