Fat Man to Green Man

  • by Ira Rainey
  • Narrated by Nick Rawlinson
  • 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Despite believing he was bionic as a child, Ira Rainey was far from an elite athlete with superhuman running abilities like the ones he read about in books. He was in fact an overweight and unfit slacker who felt a bit sorry for himself because he had sore feet.
Sure he ran a bit, but he also sat around a lot and ate and drank too much. Why? Because he could, and because he was a delusional optimist who thought everything would always be just fine.
That was until a friend was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given months to live. It was an event that would push Ira to tackle his apathy towards life and take on the challenge of becoming an ultramarathon runner, pushing himself to go further than he had ever gone before.
Fat Man to Green Man is a warm and humorous account of one man's quest to uncover his true super powers as he journeys from fat to fit and covering everything that came between the two.
It is a story of fields and friendships; mud and maps; but more importantly learning how to push yourself to achieve what you would never believe you could - and how to deal with the consequences.
It is a story of fields and friendships; mud and maps; but more importantly learning how to push yourself to achieve what you would never believe you could - and how to deal with the consequences.

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Great inspiring listen!

I really enjoyed listening to Ira's story which was not only inspiring and motivating but humerous and moving at the same time. I tend to buy a new pair of trainers each spring and do a couple of laps of my local woodland before giving up yet again and falling back into regular habits of bad food and too much wine so listening to this book has made me realise I need a bigger challenge....Green Man anyone?😄
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- David

Heartwarming Informative True Story

Funny, truthful, riveting, inspiring an feel good factor. One mans story of attempting a first ultra. Brilliantly done.
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- Julie Hodgkiss

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-07-2015
  • Publisher: Tangent Books