In late 2013 I was informed that my first book Can’t Swim, Can’t Ride, Can’t Run had been nominated in the category of ‘Best Book’ at the 2014 Running Awards.
I was really pleased as the nomination had come from a member of the public ( and NO it wasn’t me! ) but I didn’t really expect to hear anything more on the matter as the top 12 books with the most public votes would make the final short-list in January and the rest in true X-Factor/Strictly/Generic talent show program style would be voted off.
I was really chuffed when I was informed that my book had made the final short-list, so a great big thank you to everyone who voted for me in the initial stage. It is fantastic to be a finalist especially when my book is included along side some brilliant books that occupy space on my own bookshelves at home such as Born To Run, Feet in the Clouds, Eat and Run, Running with the Kenyans and What I think about when I talk about Running. I still find it amazing that my book belongs along side those, I guess I’ll never get used to that.
Anyways I’ll get to the point, the awards ceremony is this Friday night in that there London town. I’m lucky enough to be attending, I think the cloakroom attendant must have rung in sick and they needed someone to cover. Seriously though I’m looking forward to the event, it will be good to be in a room surrounded by the great and the good of the Running World.
Voting closes at 6pm (UK Time ) tomorrow, April 10th – If you voted before January you can now vote again in this final stage. If you feel my book is worthy of your vote here’s what you do. Click on the image below, in column 3, choose my book ( 3rd in list ) register ( you just need an email ) and place your vote.
The winners will be announced obviously at the ceremony on Friday and in the media over the weekend.
Thanks very much if you decide to vote, I really appreciate it. I don’t expect to win but you never know after all you’ve got to be in it to win it 🙂