The Pants Of Perspective

The Pants Of Perspective : One woman's 3,000 kilometres running adventure through the wilds of New Zealand

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"When I ran, I ran for pleasure. I didn't run for times, to win, to impress: I ran for me. When I ran my bum cheeks rubbed together, so much so that if I was going on a long run I'd have to 'lube up'. I maintained that I was not a 'real' runner - I just liked to run so that I could eat cake."




Anna was never anything like those 'real' runners on telly - all spindly limbs, tiny shorts and split times - but when she read about New Zealand's 3,000-kilometre-long Te Araroa Trail, she began to wonder... perhaps being a 'real' runner was overrated.




Maybe she could just run it anyway?




Travelling alone through New Zealand's backcountry for 148 days, she scrambled through forests, along ridge-lines, over mountain passes, along beaches and across swollen rivers. Running up to 52 kilometres in a day, she slept wild most nights, and was taken into the homes and hearts of the kiwi people in between.




The Pants of Perspective is a witty, colourful and at times painfully raw account of a journey to the edge of what a woman believes herself to be capable of. It is a coming-of-age story which will lead you on a roller coaster ride through fear, vulnerability courage and failure. For anyone who has ever dreamt of taking on a great challenge, but felt too afraid to begin - this story is for you.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 540 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 30mm | 821g
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 1999765877
  • 9781999765873
  • 1,560,111

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A thrilling coming of age journey that'll make you yearn for adventure" - RUNNER'S WORLD




"Beaming with limitless positivity and ambition" - WOMEN'S RUNNING




"A story that inspires others to blaze a trail." - THE GUARDIAN




"She's rough, she's tough, she's Anna McNuff!"- PAUL ROSS, TALK RADIO




"This is travel with a difference... Anna McNuff is one of the most influential travellers of our time" - CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER
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