Thursday 25 October = GRIT DOCTOR DAY

25 Oct

By Hannah Boursnell, Commissioning Editor


Today is a very big day for Ruth Field. She’s not one to blow her own trumpet (really, she’s not) so on this occasion, I’m going to do it for her.

I could not be more proud to reveal that Ruth Field (and The Grit Doctor, of course) have been nominated for The John Murray Show Listeners’ Choice Award at this year’s Irish Book Awards, to be held in Dublin on 22 November.

We have all been completely overwhelmed by the support Run Fat B!tch Run has received from Ruth’s Irish fans, and still can’t quite believe that it was the number 1 non-fiction title in Ireland for an ASTONISHING twenty-four weeks. This nomination tops off a wonderful year for Ruth, and I hope all you Run Fat B!tch Runners will join me in congratulating her.

As if that wasn’t enough, today we’re also launching Ruth’s latest digital offering, the FREE ebook 26 REASONS TO RUN. This is a wonderfully inspiring collection of stories from women who have been inspired by Run Fat B!tch Run to lace up their trainers and start pounding the pavements. We originally collected these posts as part of the Marathon Relay we organised during the summer, but they seemed too good not to share. Now you can read these ‘grit nuggets’, as Ruth calls them, whenever you’re feeling low, or when hauling yourself off the sofa seems just too much like hard work and what’s the point anyway? These are women who have battled serious weight problems, personal tragedy, addiction, illness and more – and they’ve come out on top. If they can do it, so can you!

Please download the book and recommend it to anyone who you think needs a good old Grit Doctor-style kick up the backside. You know they’ll thank you for it!

Download now, for FREE, from, (if you’re in Europe outside the UK),, iTunes.





One Response to “Thursday 25 October = GRIT DOCTOR DAY”

  1. Eimear October 25, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    Well done on the nomination. That’s fantastic! And well deserved!

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