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  • How One Woman’s Fight for Mental Health Inspired a Running Revolution
  • By: Rachel Brown, Warren FitzGerald
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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By: Rachel Brown,Warren FitzGerald
Narrated by: Julie Maisey
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Summary

'It's the finish line, not the finish time.' 

In the late '80s, our Rachel was having a boss time as a podium dancer at the Pleasuredrome, Birkenhead. Fast forward several years, and she's married, with the kids she's always dreamed of, but the body she's always dreaded. To make things worse, her husband, Trevor, begins to show his true controlling colours and Rachel blames herself, spiralling into depression. 

Until she discovers running. 

Buzzing from her epiphany, the 'Forrest Gump of the Mersey' is derided by Trevor, but catches the attention of some local women, all struggling and vulnerable in their own ways. These disparate women persuade Rachel to lead them in a running club, to get a bit of whatever she's on, where they all discover more than the mere chance to shed a few pounds in this burgeoning sisterhood. 

Dealing with the dark and many faces of depression with a refreshing lightness of touch unique to this working-class woman from the Wirral, Marathon Mum is an uplifting story of the healing to be found in community, and the corners we can turn when we push ourselves across the line. 

©2021 Rachel Brown and Warren FitzGerald (P)2021 Boldwood Books

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a very real and uplifting story. was gripped from the start to the end. thankyou