Tuesday, 4 October 2011
The Ghost Runner
Among John Tarrant's list of achievements are:
40 mile world record (1966) of 4hrs 3min 28sec
100 mile world record (1969) of 12hrs 34min 10sec
Tarrant also won a number of prestige races including the London to Brighton Race (twice).
I must admit there are times I found the narrative a little condescending but I guess the idea was to add some emotional texture to John Tarrants' own account of his life, also called The Ghost Runner, published by Athletics Weekly (I think during the 70's and no longer in print).
Well worth a read!