CINDY ADAMS [New York Post], 'page 6 column'

"This is an everything-a-runner-always-wanted-to-know

but-couldn't-slow-down-enough-to-ask-book"

 

The Essential Guide to running the New York City Marathon.
By Toby Tanser

A newly released book with much more than your average travel guide or running manual - this book has it all! Tips from Grete Waitz, Course record holder holders Margaret Okayo and Tesfaye Jifar... advice from many of the World's best marathoners for runners of any standard... training guides, diet advice.... spectators guide to the city.... a runner's scoop of the city - including runner's eateries......

Called the Bible of the New York City Marathon by Runner's World, May 2003

"An essential book for the Marathoner, a fun and entertaining read with loads of information. A good tool for anyone running the NYCM."
Grete Waitz, Nine-time Race winner, Former World Champion, and record holder. Five times World Cross-Country Champion of the World.

"This is an everything-a-runner-always-wanted-to-know-about-the-NYC Marathon-but-could-not-slow-down-enough-to-ask book."
Cindy Adams. New York Post.

"Fun reading, and good tips for the runners too for any marathon, but especially New York!"
Juma Ikagaa, Former Course Record Holder & Winner 1989.

A must have book....

www.penguinputnam.com -or- amazon.com

Only $14.95


"Congratulations on the new book. It is superb and I hope you sell thousands of copies".
Ed Fox, Track & Field News
"What a city, what a race, I love the book!" Former Champion of the World & record holder, and The Centennial Boston Marathon winner Moses Tanui.
I read and finished your book the other night. This is one of the greatest books out there. It compares to the Boston book that Tom Derderian as far as quality. You really took your time and did your research, so I have to say great job on a lot of hard work bud. It's NYC and the Marathon in a nutshell, or should I say apple. You even have me 98% convinced to run it this year.
Travis Tate
"Should be called the ultimate guide, I read no better book for running a marathon." Peter Kelts, PA.
"This book is a marathon reference tool, A new York city guide and a training manual all in one."
Annie Breitenbucher. Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)
Refreshing surprise, April 25, 2003
Reviewer: Robert Francis from Summit, N.J.
Pulled this book off the shelf expecting another book with scant info BUT I was spellbound at once! It had everything from schedules to advice from all the names I had seen run the damn thing.
I know NY city, but after reading this book I know it better as a runner. Loved Grete Waitz's advice, most entertaining and not really like any other travel - running book I have ever read.
It has a jaunting theme of enjoyment, but offers first rate help to any level runner. Bought a copy, immediately!
Local, intense and fulfilling, April 13, 2003
Reviewer: Fiona Bayly (see more about me) from New York, NY United States
The thing that pleased me most about this book, written by a deeply amusing and insightful Brit, Toby Tanser, is that he has turned the New York City Marathon into an accessible source of enjoyment for all, not just runners but visitors and family as well.

Not only does he tweak the great city of New York into a handful of joyful and fascinating stories, but he brings the reader into direct contact with the city's people and streets. How detailed his research must have been to be able to say of my own local bagel shop that it has the most dough for the dollar (Pick-A-Bagel on 2nd Ave at 77th St) and yet thereafter list dozens of other shops, locales and curiosities that are minutely detailed and wonderfully inviting. Reading his book, New York becomes the friendliest spot on earth - and it certainly can be that. The book proves it.

Author Tanser also adds humanism: he describes the race-director's birthplace as having been on the same Avenue around Mile 22 of the NYC Marathon itself. I didn't know that, and I used to WORK for the race director for 7 years. Imagine.

Additionally, since he's a superb and responsible runner himself, Tanser squeezes the finest running-resources into his book. As marathon reference tool, city-guide and training manual, this book really has it all- and it's not too long, which is a plus for runners eager to get going!


More Written reviews coming soon! BOOK REVIEW from.... PVW Runners Club of Longmeadow, MA

The Essential Guide to Running the New York City Marathon by Toby Tanser

Written by a deeply amusing and insightful Brit, Toby Tanser has turned the New York City Marathon into an accessible source of enjoyment for all, not just runners but visitors and family as well.

Not only does he tweak the great city of New York into a handful of joyful and fascinating stories, but he brings the reader into direct contact with the city's people and streets. He also lists dozens of shops, locales and curiosities that are minutely detailed and wonderfully inviting.

Additionally, since he's a superb and responsible runner himself, Tanser squeezes the finest running-resources into his book. As marathon reference tool, city-guide and training manual, this book really has it all- and it's not too long, which is a plus for runners eager to get going!
Book Description
This practical "how-to" guide helps take the stress out of planning for the marathon. Reader will find sections on every conceivable aspect of preparing for-and enjoying-the big day, including:
� How to Enter
� Three 16-week Training Guides
� The Top 14 Tips for Surviving in the City
� The Weather and What to Wear
� Hotels
� Volunteering
� The Race Expo
� Where to Run in NYC
� Getting to-and Surviving-the Start
� Best Bagel and Pizza Restaurants in the City
� Spectator Essentials
� The Course-for the Marathoner and for the Spectator
� NYC Sports Doctors
� Tips from the Pros

About the Author Toby Tanser is a former elite competitive runner with thirty marathons under his belt. He trains runners specifically for the New York City Marathon and so far 100 percent of his trainees have finished the course. He has served as a commentator on MSN for this event. He has also written for the New York Road Runners Club website and is the author of "Train Hard, Win Easy, the Kenyan Way"