• Surviving the runner

A 'spit-your-drink-out' funny, brutally honest account of being married to an ultra - runner, all the while doing The Thirties as a mom of 3 young children.

Stories that'll make you snort, as she overshares on what everyone thinks but few would EVER publicize.

If you aren’t laughing with or crying for Kelly, then you are cringing at her graphically funny reflections on the daily truths of being a mom, while encouraging her perpetually sweaty, overly obsessed runner hubby to achieve his goals.

This book is for anyone who loves sportsman/women, for anyone parent (or non-parent) who questions their sanity and most definitely, for anyone who needs a good pee-inducing laugh.

The last few chapters set a 'calmer' tone as Runner Guy himself writes his technical, run-savvy story on shaving nearly 4 hours off his Comrades time (6h39 in 2016).

His focused, goal driven personality shines bright as you're left in awe at his training schedule of over 6000kms a year - an inspiring, unwavering dedication to his passion for road shuffling.

You'll definitely wonder how a man so normal puts up with his nutcase wife.


“Kidgell exposes the peculiar habits of her runner-husband, warts-and-all. Raw, real and laugh-out-loud funny, her writing speaks truths with which every runner and their partner can resonate.” - Runner’s World magazine.


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Surviving the runner

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