How A Fat Sweaty Santa Became A Marathon Runner

In November 2016, I wrote and self-published my first ebook ‘How A Fat Sweaty Santa Became A Marathon Runner’. It documents the journey from being a non-runner to 20 months later running my first ever marathon. It is an enjoyable short story that goes through what I went through making these massive leaps forwards to reaching a memorable landmark milestone, or a 26.2 milestone!

How a Fat Sweaty Santa Became A Marathon Runner by Rich Lord

How a Fat Sweaty Santa Became A Marathon Runner by Rich Lord

You can buy this from Amazon.

Other examples of my published work or articles about my work

– Running related

  • Run ABC North

Run ABC North article Jan/Mar 2017 – This article is relating to my popular ebook ‘How A Fat Sweaty Santa Became A Marathon Runner’. I was pleased that my work was featured in this magazine that is widely distributed across the north of England and is well known by much of the running community. It helped with sales of the ebook too! 🙂

Run ABC North article Mar/Apr 2016 – I was approached by Run ABC North, a running magazine to take part in an interview about my favourite race I had competed in. I happily answered their interview questions that they sent through to me and the article below is the finished product. The race organiser informed me that he was very pleased with the write-up and for the extra publicity it created for their event.

I wrote about the Darrington 5 miler race that I have ran the last few years. It is a small event that runs in co-ordination with their village fair. They have a lovely village atmosphere and there is a fantastic feeling throughout the day. I was really pleased to be asked to write for them, and I hope to be able to get the opportunities to write more articles in future for them, and for other publications.

 – Rugby League related

I was involved with amateur rugby league for ten years. Around the period of 2007-2009, I submitted and had published a number of match reports and news stories from the club in the Wolverhampton Express and Star, Wolverhampton Chronicle, Wolverhampton AdNews, Birmingham Mail, and Rugby League Express. Here is a sample of some of them.

  • Birmingham Mail

Birmingham Mail – June 2008 – Wolverhampton Warlords beat Birmingham Bulldogs – This clip was published by the Birmingham Mail in June 2008. The subject matter was a match report for the rugby league team that I was manager of at the time.

  • Wolverhampton Express and Star

Wolverhampton Express and Star – January 2008 – “Trying for new players” – This isn’t available on the Express and Star website but the link above goes to the text and scan of the article.

Wolverhampton Express and Star – January 2007 – “Touch rugby session set for city park” – This isn’t available on the Express and Star website but the link above goes to the text and scan of the article.

  • BBC Black Country website

BBC Black Country website – March 2007 – “Wanted: 100 new Warlords!” – This clip was submitted to the BBC Black Country website in March 2007. The subject matter was the rugby league club that I was setting up at the time.

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