70 Year Old Man Runs 100 miles in 24 Hours and then heads to the Desert for more.

Exhilarating autobiography of 70 year old desert runner Ray Matthews and his extraordinary100 miles run round Rotherham.
Me and My Shadow
Me and My Shadow
Spread the Word
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Foot Race
Ralph Rowbotham
Desert Runner
Sahara Desert
Extreme Sport


Dartford - Kent - England


Feb. 9, 2012 - PRLog -- What kind of man runs 100 miles at the age of 70 and what makes anyone want to run 100 miles?
Throughout a lifetime, everyone has the opportunity to meet truly exceptional people. Ray is one of them. From being a cocky ginger haired, Yorkshire lad who just wanted to have a go at boxing, to his recent 100km Sahara Desert race, Ray’s life is truly inspiring and anyone seeking to take on the impossible should read this book. Ray writes with a passion that reflects his fervour for life. Feel the emotion as a young Ray takes steps that help him discover the most important mentors who lead him to make the hardest choices which made the biggest differences in his life.
Who decides what the right age is to achieve your dreams? Ray demonstrates that destiny is in your hands, and not in the hands of what society expects of us. If you have the burning desire to live your life on your terms, then Ray’s book is a must read. Ray is living the ideal life; to be content with what he has achieved, and be ambitious for more.
You will be intrigued by extraordinary stories of determination and achievement in which adversity is overcome and goals are reached. The author takes you on a journey and leaves you wanting more–always the mark of a great book. The descriptive writing and storytelling paints a picture that almost makes you feel you are right there running with Ray in the desert–like his shadow. Feel the physical and emotional pain Ray experienced and the overwhelming joy of knowing that you have just taken part in something truly amazing.
There are many words to describe how you may feel after reading Me and My Shadow; intrigued, shocked, emotional, inspired…

Author Ray Matthews says:  “I was born it has to be said at a time when a certain Mr A Hitler was still throwing bombs at us. From an early age sports became a big part of my life. The pressures of running a business and providing a living for my family took over my life and my sporting activities were placed on the back burner. Retirement however has brought a new lease of life, and afforded me the time to spend on my sporting lifestyle, and in particular marathon, and endurance running, in some of the most picturesque and remotest parts of the world, which has provided me with an abundance of memorable moments to record and then eventually the very daunting task of write this first book Me & My Shadow. A chance request to give a talk about my experiences has led to a very satisfying addition to my life, and finding that I have the ability to give motivational, and inspirational talks to audiences, has added greatly to my very busy, but fulfilling life.”

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