My Life On The Run

by Arthur Walsham

Foreword by Dr Ron Hill MBE 

Arthur Walsham, who many will know, has written his memoirs in a new book entitled “My Life On The Run”. He details his training and races from 1950 to the present day including winning four World Veteran Championships at 25k and marathon as well as winning the first ever British Vets Cross Country Championships in 1971.

Copies of the book can be obtained from Arthur by sending a cheque for £5.00 payable to “AJG Walsham” to 21 Thornfield Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport, Cheshire SK4 3LD

All proceeds will be donated to Parkinson’s UK.

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 This is the story of 42 marathon runners who were created as the ‘Ever-presents’ by the London Marathon in 1995 after they had run 15 consecutive London’s.

Their story is a testimony to a ‘never say die’ spirit that has sustained them during the thousands of marathons they have run all over the world.

Dale Lyons, one of the last 15, has combined a detailed factual record from his research, with many heart warming anecdotes and astonishing hardship stories in tracking the Ever-presents’ journey for 33 years since 1981.

Their triumphs and cruel disappointments, the amazing sums they have raised for countless charities, their incredible running records at home and abroad, their entertaining media coverage and their fascinating and colourful lives away from the marathon treadmill provides absorbing and enlightening reading.

This is a book to honour their commitment to the London, one of the great city Marathons and provides a lasting tribute to a rapidly diminishing group, decimated by injury, accident, illness and death.

The book will provide information, inspiration and motivation not only to marathon runners but to those watching the London each year thinking “that could be me!”

Available January 2014 price £6.99 + £2.60 pp.

Paperback version. 230 pages with photos.

For orders contact Dale Lyons e-mail  dale@5rhg.co.uk

5 Richmond Hill Gardens, Edgbaston Birmingham B15 3RW




“This remarkable book is a tribute to everyone of the Ever-presents.   The London Marathon salutes them all!”

John Bryant. Author of The London Marathon book and Chairman of the London Marathon Charitable Trust. 


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I’m writing to let you know about a new NHS Sports Medicine Clinic in Birmingham. This is free for anyone, and just needs a referral from your GP. The flyer is attached and I would be grateful if you could forward this to everyone in your Athletics Club, and put the leaflet in your club house.

I appreciate Birmingham might be a long way for some people, although some athletes have come from Scotland and Cornwall!

Nevertheless, this is why I’ve started a campaign for better services for sports people in the NHS. As you know, injury can be the ruin of many an aspiring athlete, so it’s essential that we have good services to serve the needs of grassroots sport. With the memories of London 2012 still fresh in everyone’s mind, there seems to be a renewed interest in increasing sports participation in the UK, but without medical services to support British sport, many young athletes will leave Track & Field following an injury. If you believe in this please sign my petition to get parliament to discuss this:-


Many thanks and wishing you the best sporting success in the years ahead,


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Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine


Queen Elizabeth Hospital (University Hospital Birmingham)


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