“Mal takes you right along with him on his running odyssey. Sometimes you travel alongside him, sometimes you travel in his head, and occasionally in his heart. It’s very real; so real that I felt my heart rate rise on the run stories, I felt the sweat start, and dare I say it, I even feel fitter for having read it! Read this book if you want to be inspired and if you’d like a role model on how to turn a dream into an outstanding achievement.”
Athlete and author of Lucky Legs and Eating Dirt
“Mal’s journey really is a compelling story about ‘an ordinary guy’ achieving extraordinary things. Through tears, laughs and beautiful visions of the stunning trails Mal takes us on, you feel the intense highs and the deep hollows that he and his thousands of family, friends and supporters pushed through to achieve their dream, inspiring and encouraging countless more people in their footsteps. Thanks Mal for your tireless enthusiasm to our sport & writing such a ‘Must Read’ book”
World-class trail runner with Salomon International
And from a couple of Weekend Warriors….
“What a great yarn told brilliantly and a real inspiration for a weekend warrior like myself. I couldn’t put it down and found plenty I could relate to, laugh about and sympathise with, having just recently (this summer) discovered trail running. The guy’s a legend in my book and epitomises that wonderful Kiwi “can do” attitude that many great New Zealanders have. Seriously, I haven’t read a book like that for a long time that I just kept wanting to make time to read. It’s encouraged me to keep off my arse and on the trails”
“If you want to be inspired or just want a good read this should be up there in your bucket list of books. Sir Edmund Hillary once said, “People do not decide to become extraordinary, they decide to accomplish extraordinary things” What I loved about this book is that it is a real life account from one of those “ordinary men” that has chosen to accomplish something extraordinary.
I couldn’t put this book down, read it in one sitting and then have gone on to start reading it to my 10 year old twin daughters each night before bed who keep on pleading for “one more chapter”. An inspirational and emotional journey that had me mesmerized and wanting more!”