The Lost Art of Running

Project Ultra’s, Tim Major, has released his first book – The Lost Art of Running with movement guru, Shane Benzie. Here’s what it’s all about and what ultra running legends such as Damian Hall, Tom Evans, Elisabet Barnes and Nicky Spinks had to say about it…

What’s it about?

The Lost Art of Running is an opportunity to join running technique analyst coach and movement guru Shane Benzie on his journey across five continents as he trains with and analyses the running style of some of the most gifted athletes on the planet. The book is introduced by Adharanand Finn, the bestselling author of Running With the Kenyans, The Rise of the Ultra Runners and The Way of the Runner.

Part narrative, part practical, the adventure takes you to the foothills of Ethiopia and the ‘town of runners’; to the training grounds of world record holding marathon runners in Kenya; racing across the Arctic Circle and the mountains of Europe, through the sweltering sands of the Sahara and the hostility of a winter traverse of the Pennine Way, to witness the incredible natural movement of runners in these environments.

Along the way, you will learn how to incorporate natural movement techniques into your own running and hear from some of the top athletes that Shane has coached over the years. Whether experienced or just tackling your first few miles, this ground-breaking book will help you discover the lost art of running.

Where can you buy it?

The book is available in many large and independent book stores in the UK.

You can also buy the book online, including Amazon (where an e-book and audio book are available) :

What they’re saying…

‘Heads up – here’s how to run like a pro’ – The Times

‘a fascinating book’ – Adharanand Finn, author of Running With the Kenyans

‘Excellent’ Trail Running magazine

‘Shane is the Indiana Jones of the running world’ Damian Hall, ultra marathon runner & journalist

‘Shane’s approach to running movement really works. Shane helped me prepare for my fourth Marathon des Sables. I am convinced that the insight from these sessions was instrumental in me being able to run as well as I did and secure my second win in a highly competitive race.’ – Elisabet Barnes (Ultra Endurance Runner)

‘ After working with Shane, I noticed big improvements in my performance’ ― Tom Evans, elite ultra runner

‘Shane has brought a new eye to the GB diving team’s training and his insights have been invaluable’ ― Tom Daley, Olympic diver

‘Explains in layman’s terms how to run efficiently by utilising elasticity: you can’t but help go out the door for your next run and try to put it all into practice’ ― Nicky Spinks, endurance runner

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