Your Pace or Mine? by Lisa Jackson

Your Pace or Mine? by Lisa Jackson

Your Pace or Mine? is an inspiring memoir about what running can teach us and the ways in which it can change us. Find out more and apply for one of 10 copies below.

Lisa Jackson is a surprising cheerleader for the joys of running. Formerly a committed fitness-phobe, she became a marathon runner at 31 and, more astonishingly, an ultrarunner at 41 – and has come last in 19 of the 90 marathons and two 56-mile ultramarathons she's plodded through.

But this isn't only Lisa's story, it’s also the story of the extraordinary people she's met along the way – tutu-clad fun-runners, world record breakers, 250-mile ultrarunners, octogenarians and blind runners – whose tales of love, loss and laughter are sure to inspire you just as much as they've inspired her.

Your Pace or Mine? is for all runners, from nervous novices right up to seasoned marathoners dreaming of doing an ultra. It’s for anyone who longs to feel the wonderful sense of connection and achievement running has to offer. A tale about the triumph of tenacity over a lack of talent, Lisa’s message is that running really isn't about the time you do, but the time you have!

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Competition

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This competition will close on Thursday 4 May.

All winners will be notified by email within three days of the competition closing.