Book Reviews


I have always enjoyed reading. Although I learn from experience, in recent years I have discovered what other people think and feel about running.

Every runner has a different perspective and, whether it be a biographical account or technical guide,  you can take and implement useful advice.

One of the first books on running I bought was Runner’s World: The Complete Book of Running (2010). Despite the title, there is always more to learn about running. Since then I have written notes on many other texts from a variety of authors.

I am fortunate that my local libraries have a wide range of books on running that I continue to devour. I am confident that I will never run out.

Books I have reviewed include:

Adventureman: The Astonishing True Story (2017) by Jamie McDonald

A Life Without Limits: A World Champion’s Journey (2012) by Chrissie Wellington with Michael Aylwin

Faster Than Lightning: My Autobiography (2013) by Usain Bolt  with Matt Allen

Finding Gobi: The True Story of a Little Dog and an Incredible Journey (2017) by Dion Leonard with Craig Borlase

Keep On Running: The Highs and Lows of a Marathon Addict (2012) by Phil Hewitt

Marathon Man: One Man, One Year, 370 Marathons (2016) by Rob Young with Dustin Brooks

Never Wipe Your Ass with a Squirrel (2013) by Jason Robillard

Running and Stuff (2015) by James Adams

Running to Extremes (2012) by Lisa Tamati

Swim Bike Run: Our Triathlon Story (2013) by Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee with Tom Fordyce