Potters 'Arf book

Potters ‘Arf Marathon book

Cox Bank Publishing founder, Peter Hooper, has announced the launch of a celebratory book to mark the 10th anniversary of the iconic Potters ‘Arf Marathon and raise money for local charities.

The book will contain contributions from runners, marshals, sponsors, the race director, race secretary and others with the aim of capturing the spirit of the race in its entirety.

The 2017 book follows the publication last year of a book celebrating the 2016 race, produced with the support of the Potters ‘Arf race committee, the Hanley Economic Building Society and other local sponsors.

Peter Hooper, Owner of Cox Bank Publishing is now urging people to share their contributions for inclusion in the new anthology. He commented,

This is a really exciting time for Cox Bank Publishing and we’re delighted to be working with the Potters ‘Arf and the Hanley Economic again for this year’s race.

Between us, our main objective is to inspire people of all ages to get active and to get engaged in local events.

Now whether people have participated in the race in the past, watched the race, supported the race, or are planning on running the race in 2017, we want to hear from them. We’re also keen to get stories from participants in last year’s junior fun run – kids and parents – about taking part in the inaugural run run and what they enjoyed most about their day.

Liz Tideswell published her race story in the inaugural Potters ‘Arf publication, and also has a chapter in Cox Bank Publishing’s most recent book, Sporting Stories: Stoke-on-Trent, detailing her running adventures. She commented:

When I started running in 2009, I didn’t know where my running adventures would take me. I just wanted to get fitter and feel more at home in my new home of Stoke-on-Trent. Writing my Sporting Story helped me to realise just how far I’ve come in my sporting journey, I couldn’t even run for a bus and now I’ve run half marathons, marathons and ultra-marathons and just keep on running. I hope that my story inspires others to believe that they can make positive change and get active. I look forward to reading the next collection of inspiring Sporting Stories.

Profits of the 2017 Potters ‘Arf book will be split between Douglas Macmillan and the Donna Louise Hospice. The 2016 book, in support of three local charities, is available to buy now.

Story contributions should be sent to office@coxbankpublishing.com





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