Limited Edition Book: Mountain Marathon Man

by hardwayround in Mortehoe

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Mountain Marathon Man: Hardback book, which gives an account of the first athlete to run a solo circumnavigation of the world.

by hardwayround in Mortehoe

New stretch target

Two Bonus Chapters and Extra Full Colour photos! 

Increasing the size (page count) of a book rapidly increases both printing and shipping costs.

If we reach the stretch target - your limited edition 'one off' book will not only feature limited edition cover art (never again available) but will also include double the planned number of photos, plus two full bonus chapters. 

To fit a 621 day, 26 country expedition into a single book - is very tough.  It'd be far easier to simply list an account of everything that happened, in chronological order and produce three books -however the result would be a tremendously monotonous read!

 

That's why I'm working with a great, highly experienced editor - to cut my work down to size, through rewrite after rewrite.  

 

When the book is published (paperback+Kindle only initially) there will be bonus material (these two extra chapters and photos) available to readers, on a password protected part of the website. 

 

However if we reach the stretch goal, we can increase design, print and shipping overheads - and you will receive these bonus photos and chapters in your limited edition, signed book! 

 

- Plus if we hit over 200 backers (the amount of backers we likely need in order to hit the 6k stretch goal) - the book will have enough pre-orders to ensure on the day of release/publicaton  - it hits the #1 spot on Amazon, in the category of running! 

Thank you so much for your support - I've been blown away! Kevin.


Signed - limited edition hardback book:
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'Mountain Marathon Man'

An Account of the Fastest runner around the world

The First athlete to ever run a solo circumnavigation of the world

 

 

April 9th 2015, British Ultra Marathon Runner Carr, successfully completed a gruelling 621 day expedition, running unaided a 16,300 Miles continuous loop around planet Earth, becoming:

 

                                     The first person in history to run a solo circumnavigation of the world

 

 

The expedition twice entered the Arctic Circle, crossed India, the Canadian Northwest Territories, the Australian Nullarbor plain and climbed over the Andes Mountains,.

No support crew, no back up vehicle, no marked route, no aid stations. Using a combination of a backpack, a running-stroller and a purpose built cart - Carr carried all his support equipment including a satellite tracker that verified the attempt live. At times through remote stretches, where food wasn’t available for hundreds of miles in any direction - the cart weighed more than the runner pushing it!

 

This style of self-sufficient-self navigated running challenge, is known by runners in the UK

as a ‘Mountain Marathon’ this expedition was the greatest Mountain Marathon ever run.

 

This book takes us on one of the most sustained feats of endurance ever attempted. Running solo, coast to coast across 4 continents, through 26 countries, facing temperature extremes of -31C to 55C, twice hit by cars, fighting off wild dogs and stalked by Bears.

 

In order to break the existing record for running around the world Carr had to dramatically push the pace for the final stretch of the expedition. Running almost two full Marathons each and every day, for weeks on end. He made it, but only just, breaking the record by one day. Becoming:                                                                                     

                                                                            The fastest Man around the world

Backing this crowdfunder is the only way to get your hands on a copy of the limited-edition-hardback book.

When the book is released it will be initially available in Kindle & Paper-back versions only.  

The paperback will most likely only have black and white photos.  

 

This Limited edition (one-off-print run) Hardback book will feature full colour photos, more photos than the paperback version and also features a limited-edition cover design, that will never be re-printed/available again. 

 

Your book will also be hand signed by Kevin, the author. 

 

For those who want to read the book ASAP - if you back this crowdfunder you have the opportunity to read the book several weeks before it is officially released for publication!

 

 

- "Thank you for backing this project, in helping this Limited edition hardback book come to life! The funds raised from this project will be used for the Design, editing, Printing and distribution of the limited edition book.

This special edition printing would never exist without your backing - I look forward to signing your book and posting it to you, and to also emailing you the electronic version weeks beforehand, so you get a sneak preview of the story weeks before it's officially available in stores" - Kevin Carr 

 

 

 - Look to the right of your screen now and choose which reward you'd like to receive, then make your pledge, this one-off-edition will never be available again. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Come behind the Scenes and Be the First to read the book! Electronic+kindle version only. Read the book weeks before it's released! You'll get the Kindle version of the book the day it is released - but you also get to read the book weeks before its officially available! As an early backer of the book, you will receive a PDF version of the book ( can be read on your tablet, Laptop or phone) weeks before it's officially released.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

A signed - Limited edition (one-of print) Hardback copy of the book. This will be the first printing of the book. A strictly limited print run that will feature a limited edition cover which will never be made available again. The book is initially being released in paperback and kindle formats. At a later date a Hardback version may be made available - but it will not feature the same cover design as this one-off edition/first print. The hardback will also feature full colour photos - the paperback will initially feature black and white photos only. Signed limited edition hardback £20 Postage (UK only) £5 Total = £25

£29 or more

£29 Reward

Best Value Book Package - Get Both of the above: 1) Early Doors access (you'll be sent a electronic version of the book to read weeks before it's officially released, you'll also receive the Kindle version on date of publication. 2) Limited Edition Hardback: The day the book is released you'll be sent a signed copy of the limited edition (never again available) Hardback book. Value: Kindle book + Early doors access £15 Hardback book £20 Postage (UK only) £5 Total = £ 40 You Save £11

£34 or more

£34 Reward

Hardback + International worldwide Shipping One-off run limited edition cover design. This will be the first printing of the book, and will feature a limited edition cover that will never be made available again. The book is initially being released in paperback and kindle formats. At a later date the Hardback version will be available - but it will not have the same cover design as this one-off edition. The hardback will also feature full colour photos - the paperback will initially feature black and white photos only. International shipping is not as fast as domestic post - this pledge includes the Kindle version of the book which you will receive on day of publication, to thank you for backing the project and having to wait longer for the shipping - we will also give you the early doors access, whereby we'll send you an electronic version of the book to read weeks before it's publication date! 1) Signed limited edition hardback £20 2) Shipping (Worldwide) £10 3) Early Doors Access+Kindle = £15 Total = £45 You save £11

£50 or more

15 of 100 claimed

£50 Reward

Something truly unique - Your Name in The Book! 1) Your name will appear in the 'Acknowledgements' section of the limited edition 'first run' book £? 2) The Limited edition/first-print-run hardback book £20 3) Shipping/Postage included (worldwide) £10 4) Early Doors Access (you get to read the book weeks before it's officially available!) + Kindle edition £15

£70 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£70 Reward

Training Consultation - 1Hr Skype call with Kevin A skype/phone consultation - where you can ask Kevin any questions regarding your endurance training, and find out how he would change/improve your training, to either reduce injury rate and or improve endurance or speed. Most Suitable for long distance runners - Those running half-marathon and further. Kevin loves coaching people - he was an ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) qualified personal trainer before embarking on the world run expedition. Since returning home he has studied with 'The Running School' London - he is now qualified as a 'running technique coach' to teach their technique modalities. Once the book is published Kevin plans to resume coaching, both in person via workshops and training amps and online -via Skype, until then availability is incredibly limited. 1) 1hr Training Consultation via Skype or phone £60 2) HardBack Book £20 3) International Shipping £10 4) Early Doors Access+Kindle £15 Total = £105 You save £35

£1,000 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Corporate talk (HALF PRICE!) You save £1000 - £3000 (Depending on the date of your event) Require a highly engaging, inspiring Keynote or after dinner speaker at your next conference, training event or AGM? Since the World run expedition Kevin has been invited to present talks across all sectors, From School award evenings - to after dinner speaker at corporate conferences - to helping launch a 'Thinking to Win' initiative for Great Britain's Royal Air Force. He speaks candidly and captivates his audience, leaving them thoroughly inspired. He has given talks to a huge range of audience sizes, and is quite comfortable speaking at your next event, whatever the scale. Very Limited availability. Available UK only. (Note travel+accommodation to be paid in full before the speaking engagement). Value: Kevin's agent currently charges just £2000 for corporate engagements, once the book is released in the UK (we are working hard to ensure it'll be a national best seller) these prices will double accordingly. You can book your talk now, paying just half price - and you'll save £1000 - £3000 (Depending on the date of your event)

£1,000 or more

0 of 6 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Your Logo on Kevin's Race Kit for all of 2017 You can have The Fastest Man around the world - wearing your companies logo for the price of a coffee a day! News of Kevin's World Run Expedition and subsequent interviews were broadcast to an audience in excess of 240 Million people worldwide! In the UK tens of millions of people read of the expedition in broadsheets, magazines and tabloids alike. Millions heard of the expedition via radio. We have a database of journalists, bloggers, podcasters and reporters as well as TV production companies who all want to know: "What's next" Your logo can be one of a select few on Kevin's racing kit - when they find out! - Kevin is working on plans for several exciting expeditions and record attempts, as well as making plans to enter high profile races in 2017. 1) your Branding on Kevin's race kit 2) Hardback Book (signed limited edition) 3) International Shipping included 4) Early Doors Access + Kindle Version

£2,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£2,000 Reward

Corporate talk - International booking. Book today and save £2000 - £4000 Require a highly engaging, inspiring Keynote or after dinner speaker at your next conference, training event or AGM? Since the World run expedition Kevin has been invited to present talks across all sectors, From School award evenings - to after dinner speaker at corporate conferences - to helping launch a 'Thinking to Win' initiative for Great Britain's Royal Air Force. He speaks candidly and captivates his audience, leaving them thoroughly inspired. He has given talks to a huge range of audience sizes, and is quite comfortable speaking at your next event, whatever the scale. Available Worldwide. (Note travel+accommodation to be paid in full before the speaking engagement). Value: Kevin's agent Currently charges just £4000 for international corporate engagements, once the book is released in the UK (we expect it to be a national best seller) these prices will rise accordingly. By preordering now You save £2000 - £4000 (Depending on the date of your event)

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