"Taylor's self-deprecating, sardonic writing style turns what could have been tiresome descriptions of his training regime and his first few races into laugh-aloud prose. [His] book is both amusing and eye-opening and will appeal to a wide range of readers - even those whose running experience is limited to sprinting for the morning bus.' - Booklist" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
After completing national service, Peter Scholey turned around and signed up for the regular Army. He served two years with the Royal Army Service Corps, two years with the Royal Regiment of Artillery, then three years in the Parachute Regiment before volunteering for SAS in 1963. There he served twenty-three years in campaigns that took him all over the world.