Man on the Run by Mark Timmons


An exceptional series of entertaining tales by one of the most adventurous people in Western Manitoba. See description below.


IN STOCK for pickup in Minnedosa or shipping across Canada. For pickup orders, VLR will contact you to make arrangements.

13 in stock



Brandon Manitoba’s Mark Timmons (originally from Minnedosa) doesn’t pretend to be some exceptional ultra-runner athlete. In fact, he firmly positions himself as a “Johnny-Come-Lately” or an “Average Joe” who is just like you; he just happened to discover trail running late in life and then became a “normal guy” pushing himself to extremes. At the age of 50, Timmons began trail running and in the time since then, his running adventures have seen his shoes hit some of the most extreme trails and races on earth. From the aptly named Sinister 7 Ultra, to the fire and ice landscapes of Iceland, to the extremes of Mount Everest and many places between, Timmons shares his adventures with wit, adventure and a straightforwardness that will connect with anyone, even if they’ve never had an interest in the sport.

In Man on the Run, readers will experience a fast-paced and easy-to-read account of the wild adventures of someone as ordinary as any of your neighbours (that’s making some assumptions about your neighbours of course 😉). Prepare to laugh, raise your eyebrows, nervously squirm, and learn about some of the wildest adventures Earth has to provide on trails.

“As a man in his mid 30’s who didn’t discover a love of running till later in life, I can relate to lots of Marks stories. I loved reading about his adventures, the ups and downs of an ultra marathon, and his writing made me feel like I was there with him. Well done on your running achievements Mark and on a great book!”

—Steven Dyce

L-R: Dave Ternier (VLR), Mark Timmons, Paul Archbutt (VLR)

Through sales on this site, Mark Timmons is donating 100% of the profits from this book to the coming Squirrel Hills Trail Park and Valley Life Recreation.