Me and My Shadow | Ray Matthews
Biography: Sport / Self help
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Yorkshire Times Nov 2011
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About this book
What kind of man runs 100 miles at the age of 70 and what makes anyone want
to run 100 miles?
Throughout a lifetime, everyone has the opportunity to meet truly
exceptional people. Ray is one of them. From being a cocky ginger haired,
Yorkshire lad who just wanted to have a go at boxing, to his recent 100km
Sahara Desert race, Ray’s life is truly inspiring and anyone seeking to take
on the impossible should read this book. Ray writes with a passion that
reflects his fervour for life. Feel the emotion as a young Ray takes steps
that help him discover the most important mentors who lead him to make the
hardest choices which made the biggest differences in his life.
"…Who decides what the right age is to achieve your dreams? Ray demonstrates
that destiny is in your hands, and not in the hands of what society expects
- Patrick De Jong, Desert runner and Friend
"If you have the burning desire to live your life on your terms, then Ray’s
book is a must read. Ray is living the ideal life; to be content with what
he has achieved, and be ambitious for more."
- David Greenfield, Gym buddy and Life Coach
"You will be intrigued by extraordinary stories of determination and
achievement in which adversity is overcome and goals are reached. The author
takes you on a journey and leaves you wanting more–always the mark of a
- Marina Tune, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
"…The descriptive writing and storytelling paints a picture that almost makes
you feel you are right there running with Ray in the desert–like his shadow.
Feel the physical and emotional pain Ray experienced and the overwhelming
joy of knowing that you have just taken part in something truly amazing."
- Helen Woodburn-Moran
"There are many words to describe how you may feel after reading Me and My
Shadow; intrigued, shocked, emotional, inspired…"
- Fiona Burkinshaw, Personal Trainer and fitness coach
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