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  • We Can't Run Away from This

  • Racing to Improve Running’s Footprint in Our Climate Emergency
  • By: Damian Hall
  • Narrated by: Stewart Crank
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins

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We Can't Run Away from This

By: Damian Hall
Narrated by: Stewart Crank
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What if running in beautiful places was paradoxically contributing to the destruction of those precious environments and causing irreversible global harm to people and animals, too?

In We Can’t Run Away from This, ultrarunner Damian Hall examines the impact of running in our climate and ecological emergency. Packed with insights from experts, it is an enlightening book that will prompt us all to really think about our kit, food, and travel and to identify simple changes we can make to our running and wider lives. But Damian also asks if concentrating on our individual footprints (pun unintended) is really the answer.

We can’t run away from this any more, and this book will give every runner ideas about how to live and exercise more sustainably.

©2022 Damian Hall (P)2022 Vertebrate Publishing

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  • Luke Salmon
  • 15-09-2023

Don’t read this book, unless you want the truth!

I didn’t heed Damian’s advice in the opening pages: “don’t read this book!” The tongue in cheek comment, meant to highlight how depressing the truth actually is, nearly came true for me.
I found the first few chapters, incredibly depressing, but persevered because, after all, we can’t run away from the truth!
I stuck with it and the book got a little less depressing as it went on, and by the end it was mildly optimistic.
It is a heavy read, but one that anybody who frequently races, buys new kit, or is in the running community in any way should read.

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  • 09-06-2023

Brilliant

So thought provoking and reiterates a lot of things that mostly get ignored. Well narrated by Damian in way that is not patronising.

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  • Chris Barron
  • 08-06-2023

Inspiringly scary

An excellent account of the current environmental catastrophe we are facing using knowledgeable and scientific debates close to Damian’s heart to show what we can do to change ourselves and the system for the better.
Power to the people ✊

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  • 23-05-2023

Not just a book for runners

This book applies almost equally to walkers, cyclists, travelling sports participants and spectators - in short nearly all of us. Having read several books about the climate emergency this one offers the most down to earth and practical advice about what we should prioritise in doing something about it (terrible jokes and puns aside).

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  • Peter Richardson
  • 18-02-2023

Important topic but perhaps missing perspective

The climate crisis is real and we all need to do our part. Damian’s book shines a cleansing ray of sunlight on running’s part in the unfolding disaster, and the book makes you feel it is significant. But a sense of proportion is possibly lacking or at least, not fully explored. It is nevertheless a good and thoroughly researched book. A PDF of references and links would be a welcome addition though.

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  • patrick
  • 26-12-2022

Great book that links lots of sensible thinking

Damian has put together a text that has been thoroughly researched & is the better for it. Without getting too technical he goes after the answers to easy questions about what is bad for the planet in the world of runners. The conclusion is great & whilst the content will always change (as things get less bad) he has NAILED it as a text. When you are dealing with so much information it is too easy to believe the 'facts' as offered, as opposed to being able to cross-check some of the claims that stakeholders make. To add to this is a narration that should have been better: merino/ Chouinard/ ISPO have different pronunciations in my world...

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  • Mischa Rose
  • 22-11-2022

If you only listen to one book….

…make it this one. It’s an honest attempt to explain running’s environmental impact, and what we as individuals can do to tackle the issue—and more importantly, that the greatest change needs to come from government and large corporations. It isn’t happy cheerful listening, that’s for sure, even allowing for the terrible Dad jokes. But if you want to make a difference and have no idea where to start, start by listening to this book.

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