Books on Running

Running Stories

Every runner has a story.

For those who choose to write theirs, they become compelling and inspirational books. I have read modern bestsellers loaned from libraries, and second-hand self-published works purchased in charity shops and online retailers.

Others’ journeys reveal advice that can help any runner.

Running Lessons

Any running dream is achievable with support from dedicated running partners, strangers and even an animal.

Focus on replicating race conditions in training and viewing setbacks as building blocks for progress.

Aiming for running perfection is futile. Instead find other means to measure success and never regret quitting races

Use running to experience more of the world but be careful not to spend excessive amounts of money.

Book List

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
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 

Your Pace or Mine? What Running Taught Me About Life, Laughter and Coming Last (2016) by Lisa Jackson