Three runs in three days - Getting back. Good one
at Kinnoull despite the 200m climb.
YEAR of the
PERFECT RUN http://peakpublish.com
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Retired sports journalist, and award winning writer,
Bill Melville makes his own bid for sporting success.
At an age when most go pottering in the garden or taking
the dog for a walk to "keep fit" the Birnam based Scot, a one time road
runner before injury forced him off the tarmac, and for many years now
an orienteer, travels across Britain and into continental Europe as he
goes all out to score a perfect run.
Having given himself a year, to do it once or even make
it a habit, his autobiography charts his travels, his successes and his
He covers the problems facing the aging competitor. And
working from a background in physiology, investigates the science of performance
It's a "must read" for every sports person over forty.
At the same time the book looks at running sports and
runners, the greats and not so greats, comments on the changes athletics
and orienteering have seen, and on the world in general.
"I enjoyed writing it," he says. "I hope it is a joy
THE AUTHOR - BILL MELVILLE
During twenty years in journalism he covered a broad
spectrum of news and of sport.....Athletics, Badminton, Canoeing, Curling,
Cycling, Gymnastics,Judo, Mountain running, Mountain biking, Netball, Orienteering,
Rowing, Skating, Snow sport, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Triathlon, Wrestling,
many to world championship level, plus on occasion basketball, boxing,
football, golf, pentathlon, rugby and show jumping.
He supplied material to a large number of outlets including
BBC Radio, Belfast Telegraph, Birmingham Post, Courier, Daily Mail, Express,
Guardian, Herald (+Sunday), Independent, Irish Independent, Irish Radio,
Irish Times, Mirror, Newcastle Chronicle and Sun, News of the World, Press
and Journal, Record, Scotland on Sunday, Scotsman, Sun, Telegraph (+ Sunday),
Times (+Sunday), Western Mail plus newspapers and press agencies
in Australia, Canada, Iceland, Finland, France, New Zealand, Spain,
His script for the documentary drama video, The Two Way
Split, won an award.
He produced and edited the Scottish Runner monthly tabloid
and the Scottish section in Ron Hill's Runner magazine.