Phil’s book tells of great runners

Just a brief testament of the bravery and fortitude of your group arts editor Phil Hewitt, who suffered a particularly nasty and unprovoked physical attack while on holiday in South Africa (see his story on page 54 in last week’s Herald and Gazette).

Not only is he still battling with a long-drawn out recovery process, he has found time to contribute to your paper week in, week out, and at the same time completing a book about “extraordinary runners from around the world”.

He has sent a copy to his “Good Samaritan”, a passing Pizza delivery guy, without whose timely aid he would definitely be a “gonner”...

Phil has run the marathon himself in Berlin, 2008, alongside the great and inspirational Haile Selassie.

“In The Running” was published by Summersdale on September 8, priced £9.99

Marilyn & Jim Hurdwell

Old Mead Road

Littlehampton

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