RUNNER – A Short Story about a Long Run : Lizzy Hawker

Lizzy Hawker

RUNNER tells a story, it uncovers a journey of the physical, mental and emotional challenges that runners go through at the edge of human endurance. From a school girl running on the streets of London to breaking records on the worlds mountains and toughest races, Lizzy Hawker is an inspiration to anyone who would like to see how far they can go, running or not.

“Lizzy never ceases to enthuse, inspire and amaze! She knows what it truly means to live life to the absolute fullest, step out of your comfort zone and truly test your limits. So much more than a book about running, this memoir is about an enthralling life journey replete with peaks and troughs, highs and lows and many twists and turns. Most importantly, Lizzy reminds all of us to never stop exploring, discovering and challenging ourselves to do more than we think possible.” – Chrissie Wellington MBE

Runner - Lizzy HawkerLizzy Hawker needs no introduction. Often called the Queen of UTMB, her running has inspired many… me included. Her ability to run tough, relentless mountain trail races has also been matched with road running.

100km Women’s World Champion,  five times winner of the UTMB, record holder for the 24-hour and the first woman to stand on the overall winners’ podium at the iconic Spartathlon; Lizzy is a formidable force irrespective of the distance or terrain.

Lizzy’s remarkable spirit was recognised in 2013 when she was awarded National Geographic Adventurer of the Year award for running 320km in the Himalayas from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu.

RUNNER provides an insight into the mind of one of the most inspiring ladies in the ultra world, Lizzy Hawker.

Order the book HERE

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We will have an exclusive interview with Lizzy in the coming weeks so please watch this space.

RUNNER will be published on April 2nd 2015 £12.99 Paperback by Aurum Press

We have two editions to give away as prizes.

Please answer the following question on post your answer on this website:

“How many times has Lizzy won UTMB and what was the fastest time?”

Two winners will be announced after April 18th

Lizzy Hawker website HERE

Aurum Publishing HERE

 

34 thoughts on “RUNNER – A Short Story about a Long Run : Lizzy Hawker

  1. 5 UTMB victories with the quickest coming in 2011 with a time of 25 hours and 2 minutes. The fastest time was in 2010 on the shortened course, with a time of 11 hours, 47 minutes and 30 seconds.

  2. 5 time winner; 3 times full course and 2 times weather shortened course.
    25:02:00 full course best, 11:47:30 weather shortened course best.

  3. Lizzy has won UTMB 5 times (2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012) with the fastest time of 25:02:00 (on the full UTMB course) in 2011.

  4. Lizzy’s won UTMB five times. On the regulation course, her PR is 25:02:00 (2011), but she also won on the shortened course in 2010 in 11:47:30.

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  6. 5 time winner; 3 times full course and 2 times weather-forced short course.
    25:02:00 full course best, 11:47:30 weather shortened course best.

  7. Lizzy has won UTMB 5 times. The fastest time would be 11 hours, 47 minutes and 30 seconds on a shortened course. On the full length course it would be 25 hours and 2 minutes.

  8. Lizzy won UTMB 5 times with a fastest time on the full course of 25:02:00 in 2011. She won the altered (shorter course) in 2010 with a time of 11:47:00

  9. 5 Times, with a fastest time of 25:02 hrs (on full-length course). With 11:47:30 on the weather-shortened course.

  10. 5 times winner witha fastest time of 25:02.
    A true inspiration and the book would be a great read to help in training for my first ultra, a 100k in July.

  11. Really enjoyed the interview The answer to the question for the book competition is 5 times winner with the fastest time of 25hrs and 2 minutes on the full course (2011) and 11hrs 47 minutes and 30 seconds on the short course in 2010.

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