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An Evening with PETER JAMES for ‘One of Us is Dead’

25th September, 2024, Church of St Andrew & St Cuthman, Steyning

Failure is an Option: An Evening with Matt Whyman

A picture of Matt Whyman and the book cover
Date: 18th May, 2022
Location: Steyning Athletic Club Upstairs Hall

Have you ever wondered what it takes to run an ultramarathon?  Find out more at this sociable evening at Steyning Athletic Club with writer and runner Matt Whyman, whose new book ‘Failure is an Option’  is the story of an average runner who sets out to discover just how far he can go. With the support (and misgivings) of his family, and aware that his quickest years are behind him, Matt Whyman leaves the Saturday morning 5K to push towards 100-mile ultramarathons and beyond. By slowing things down to run a very long way, he joins a growing number of men and women from all walks of life striving to do something extraordinary. 
Warm, witty, entertaining and at times, deeply moving, Matt’s story will have you rooting for him, as he travels far beyond his comfort zone and sets his sights on a six-day mountain ultra that even hardened veterans consider to be the most formidable on earth: the Dragon’s Back Race.
Copies of ‘Failure is an Option’ will be on sale for the ticket-holders bonus price of £10 (RRP £12.99). 
EVENING FORMAT: Doors open 7.30pm, refreshments (wine/ soft drinks & nibbles) will be served, interview with Matt from 7.45pm followed by Q & A, then book signing.
Tickets: Steyning Athletic Club members £3 / general admission £5