Portsmouth’s BookFest is in it’s third year and has grown from strength to strength. This Saturday sees a special sport themed event specifically arranged the day before the Great South Run. Saturday sees the following at the Menuhin Theatre at Portsmouth Central Library:
12pm Andy Holgate ‘Can’t Swim, Can’t Ride, Can’t Run’
Andy talks about his epic journey from being an overweight librarian to an ironman triathlete.
2pm Helen Summer ‘Running Crazy: Amazing True Stories from Members of the 100 Marathon Club’
Who are the true running fanatics and what makes them tick? Helen recounts her interviews with the oldest, the youngest and the craziest runners in the 100 marathon club.
4pm Adharanand Finn ‘Running with the Kenyans’
After years of watching Kenyan athletes win the biggest races, Guardian writer & Runner’s World contributor Adharanand Finn set out to discover just what it was that made them so fast – and see if he could keep up.
Tickets for the event are £5 (£4 for library card holders) but we have some tickets to give away thanks to Portsmouth City Council. All you have to do is get on Twitter and follow both the Strong Island twitter (@StrongIslandUK) and the BookFest twitter (@PompeyBookFest) and first thing tomorrow morning we’ll pick people at random and message them the good news that they won tickets.
You can find out more about this BookFest event and all the other events running up to the 4th November at: