Feet in the Clouds (2004)

Feet in the Clouds by Richard AskwithFeet in the Clouds: A Tale of Fell-Running and Obsession

The classic tale of fell-running and obsession, first published in 2004, recently reissued by Aurum with a new introduction by Robert Macfarlane and an epilogue from Richard Askwith. An exploration of one of Britain’s strangest and most exhilarating sports, it remains a cult hit with runners and non-runners alike.

What the critics said:
“A minor masterpiece” Sunday Times

“Sports book of the season – a terrific story” Blake Morrison, The Guardian

“A wonderful, funny and surprisingly moving tale” Daily Telegraph

“A lovely little book” The New Statesman

“A beautifully told and at times very personal story” Scotland on Sunday

“One of the best books about the extremes of sporting endeavour that you will ever read” The Independent on Sunday

“A wonderful evocation… I’ve read Feet In The Clouds four or five times now… I always end it rallied, inspired, cheered” Robert Macfarlane, author of Mountains of the Mind

“A truly superb book… Inspirational as well as engrossing” Westmorland Gazette

What Runner’s World said (2010):

Runners World top 3

Read Frank Graham’s review in The Sunday Times

Feet in the Clouds
won the Best New Writer prize at the British Sports Publishing Awards (2005). It also won the Bill Rollinson Prize for Landscape and Tradition. It was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award and for the Boardman-Tasker Prize.

Other background:
Read a feature about fell-running by the author.

Read a feature by the author about fell-running and the coronavirus lockdown of 2020.

Watch a talk about fell-running by the author.

Buy on Amazon: click here

Download the eBook from iTunes: click here


Audible’s 2020 audio edition

Buy the audiobook (read by the author) from Audible: click here.

Thanks to Trail Running magazine for the picture at the top. (© Bauer Media)

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