REVIEWS: Snowdonia for Runners

Yesterday, I received my review-copy of the new TrailGuides publication “A Mountain Runners Guide to Snowdonia” written by Jim Kelly.

imageI have been following the publications of this English publishing company since I first encountered them with their “Run Off-Road” series which launched with “An Introduction to Trail and Fell Running” in 2005. l got acquainted with Keven Shevels, the author of this book (and the two following on downhill and uphill techniques), and during my times on the IMRA committee we bought a large batch of the series to give out as spot prizes in a generous deal.image

Being small in size (most are around 50-60 pages) and low in cost (they largely retailed between 5 and 7 sterling then), the books were ideally suited for this purpose and the clear and concise advice and uncomplicated prose characterising them, made them easy favourites even for those of less scholarly persuasion.

Being a proud owner of the entire series I found myself greatly gratified when Keven Shevels offered me the opportunity to review what appears the company’s most ambitious publication so far. “The Mountain Runners Guide to Snowdonia” describes the resplendence of the Welsh mountain range over 192 full-colour glossy pages.

So in order to do this mountain running tome justice, I shall be bringing it with me on my holidays to Club La Santa Sport next week (more on this)  and all going to plan return with a review in a few weeks time which will be available on Mud, Sweat and Tears.