In my life I have been so lucky to meet some amazing people and Manny Gorman is one of them. I went to a lecture in Boat of Garten near Aviemore and I met Manny he was talking about his incredible trip “The Corbett’s in 70 days. I had met him before on the hill and as hill runner and he is one of its celebrities, they are unassuming men and women with no egos. Today’s sports superstars could learn from these people. “Manny “is of a breed of these unknown athletes, he is a passionate hill runner and he is one of the finest amongst this unique band of people. They are very private people, they are a “family” and this book gives an insight into this incredible sport, their life, the pain, the suffering but the joy of moving fast through wild land.
His talk took you on an incredible journey through Scotland Corbett’s and was a magic tale. It was not just a list of mountains but a journey through Scotland’s wonderful wild land. He told a great story of the highs and lows of the trip, the pressures, support of family, friends and work but he also incredibly took some fantastic photos of the mountains and the wildlife. I was riveted by the story as were the audience that night in Boat of Garten. He said after the lecture he would try to write a book about this and share an incredible trip with the public. This is now complete.
This book will take you on a journey through a Scotland away from the “honey pot hills” and is a book with a wonderful insight into this amazing sport and its incredible people. Manny is such a man this was a special trip and when you read this book you will be taken into the world of marathon hill days but also a connection with the people and the wild places which are very special. His family support was incredible, this is a man blessed by great fitness and an incredible drive. I am sure all lovers of the mountains and the wild will love this book as I did; it keeps going right to the end, there is a sting in the tale enjoy!