Joss - by Keith Richardson

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Joss is a book you open up time and time again, whether it be the beautiful scenery and striking images of the Lake District fells, or the stories of man who truly is a legend. Lovingly penned by Keith Richardson, Joss is a must for any runners coffee table.

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The life and times of the legendary Lake District fell runner and shepherd Joss Naylor. By Keith Richardson. Colour photography by Val Corbett. This book is dedicated to fell runners.

Olympic Gold medal winner and London marathon man Chris Brasher described Joss Naylor as 'The Greatest of Them All,' a title he bestowed on Joss when he ran 72 Lake District mountains inside 24 hours. 'Joss,' he wrote, 'has sinews stronger than any man-made substance and his will is harder than a diamond. I have always believed that he is the toughest runner in Britain, which inevitably makes him the toughest runner in the world, for there is no other nation with such depth of talent on those events which really pull the stamina from a man's heart.'

Joss Naylor's pedigree as a fell runner is undeniable but there is much more to the man. In addition to his considerable exploits in the world of running, this biography brings to the fore other areas of Joss's remarkable story... including his hard childhood and upbringing on a Lakeland hill farm in the wilds of the Wasdale Valley; the crippling back injury he suffered as a boy, an injury that has plagued him all his life and has given him an incredible pain threshold.