Books of the month
- Tuesday 1 December 2020
In a year absent of sporting events, 2020 saw athletes chose instead to compete against the clock, running up hills and down dales, blazing around the Lake District fells, running from Land's End to John O'Groats and scaling all 282 Munros at breakneck speed.
In Broken, hill runner Ally Beaven lifts the lid on the incredible FKT phenomenon. Following hours supporting athletes in the hills and meticulously watching dots of live trackers throughout the night, Ally takes an entertaining look at the rich history of running records and takes us behind the scenes of each one, getting involved in several of the attempts and taking on his own FKT challenge. Read an excerpt below.