Year of the Perfect Run by Bill Melville

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ISBN 978-1-9072-19-30-6



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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 failures.
He covers the problems facing the aging competitor. And working from a background in physiology, investigates the science of performance run-down.
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 to read."
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.
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