Category: Inspirational People

The Road to Sparta by Dean Karnazes

The Road to Sparta by Dean Karnazes: Book Review

How did Dean Karnazes’ heritage influence his running? Both his maternal and paternal roots are in Greece, and are known for both their resilience and tranquil way of life. Karnazes’s genetic linkage is also distinguished by abnormally enlarged, bifurcated calf muscles. Growing up, did Dean Karnazes run? Yes, Karnazes did run, winning a mile race…
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27/02/2019 0
Run Like Duck 2018 Book Mark Atkinson

Run Like Duck by Mark Atkinson: Book Review

This book review of Run Like Duck by Mark Atkinson answers the 15 most important questions every runner should know. What is Run Like Duck? Run Like Duck is an autobiographical book, which details the running journey of UK’s Mark Atkinson. When was Run Like Duck published? The paperback was published on 15 November 2018…
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23/01/2019 0
Book Review of RUN! (2011) by Dean Karnazes

Outlasting Ultra Pain for Great Causes

Discover the incredible runs “Karno” has completed and the reason his pain is worth experiencing.

05/12/2018 0
Running Up That Hill by Vassos Alexander

Solutions to the Uphill Battle of Ultramarathons

Read more about the ultramarathon exploits of British radio personality Vassos Alexander in his book ‘Running up that Hill’.

28/11/2018 0
Lee Grantham

3 Training Principles from Ultramarathoner Lee Grantham

Read Lee Grantham’s 3 training features of his ultramarathon success.

25/09/2018 0
Jakob Ingebrigtsen

5 Secrets to Young Success of Jakob Ingebrigtsen

Read the 5 main components of Jakob Ingebrigtsen’s rising success at middle-distance races.

30/08/2018 3
David Weir racing London Marathon 2018

Weir Wins at Home Again

My opinion of David Weir, the T54 wheelchair racer, who keeps winning the London Marathon, and my thoughts on how great an athlete he is.

02/05/2018 0
The front cover of 'Arthur'

Adventure Racing Dog

Read my review of Mikael Lindnord’s book ‘Arthur’ about a personal connection between a stray dog and elite adventure racer.

31/03/2018 1
The Coach by Patrick Mouratoglou

Lessons from an Elite Tennis Coach

Read my book review of Patrick Mouratoglou’s autobiography ‘The Coach’.

10/03/2018 0
Inspiration for Running the Mile

My Inspiration to Run a Fast Mile

Read the three people that most motivate me to focus on running my fastest mile.

24/02/2018 0
How to Run: Improve Your Speed, Stamina and Enjoyment by Hugh Jones

How to Run

My book review of ‘How to Run’ by former winner of London Marathon, Hugh Jones.

03/02/2018 2
Running Science: Optimising Training and Performance

Advice to Optimise Your Running

The best advice from the book ‘Running Science’ edited by John Brewer.

27/01/2018 0
Twin Tracks: The Autobiography by Roger Bannister

Famous Contributions of Sir R Bannister

Read my book review of Sir Roger Bannister’s autobiography, Twin Tracks.

20/01/2018 3
The Ultra Mindset by Travis Macy

How to Gain an Ultra Mindset

Read my review of ultrarunning legend Travis Macy’s audiobook ‘The Ultra Mindset’.

30/12/2017 1
'Get Running' book by Matt Roberts

Why Everyone Should Consider Running

Read my review of ‘Get Running’, an informative and comprehensive running book by Matt Roberts.

23/12/2017 0
Never Wipe Your Ass with a Squirrel (2013) by Jason Robillard

Mitigating the Challenges of Ultramarathons

Read my book review of Jason Robillard’s unorthodox ultramarathon guide ‘Never Wipe Your Ass with a Squirrel’.

13/12/2017 1
Finding Ultra (audiobook) by Rich Roll

An Ultra Transformation

Discover Rich Roll’s remarkable journey from chronic alcoholic and overweight lawyer to one of the fittest men alive.

09/12/2017 0
The Extra Mile by Pam Reed with Mitch Sisskind

Tackling Anorexia with Ultrarunning

Read my audiobook review of ultrarunning legend Pam Reed’s autobiography ‘The Extra Mile’.

02/12/2017 1
'Running and Stuff' by James Adams

Embracing the Fear of Ultramarathons

Read the down-to-earth story of James Adams, an ultramarathon from Britain, who authored ‘Running and Stuff’.

25/11/2017 3

Discover the World through Running

Read about different running cultures in my audiobook review of ‘Run the World’ by top runner Becky Wade.

18/11/2017 0

The Meaningful History of Running

Read how running has changed over time according to the intriguing facts I extracted from Paul Owen’s book ‘For the Love of Running’.

10/11/2017 0

Run to Feel Alive

Learn how we evolved to become running people in Christopher McDougall’s awe-inspiring audiobook ‘Born to Run’.

04/11/2017 3

Alternative Measures of Running Success

Read my review of Lisa Jackson’s book ‘Your Pace or Mine?’, which details her journey from fearing exercise to embracing marathons and fellow runners.

28/10/2017 1

Japanese Running Culture

Read the many running lessons I found in Adharanand Finn’s audiobook ‘The Way of the Runner’.

14/10/2017 2

Running Tips from Lazy Girl

Discover the levelheaded approach that Laura Fountain, a UK qualified athletics coach, takes to running. The discussions in her podcast episodes remind me of the value of running buddies.

07/10/2017 1

Expert Advice from Ultrarunner Lisa Tamati

Read what I extracted from Lisa’s extraordinary ultrarunning adventures detailed in her book ‘Running to Extremes’.

30/09/2017 0

The Running Career of Charlie Engle

Read what I learnt from listening to ultrarunner Charlie Engle’s audiobook memoir ‘Running Man’.

16/09/2017 3

Audiobook Review: Out There by David Clark

Read my reflections on David Clark’s audiobook ‘Out There’, a unique running journey to ultramarathons.

06/09/2017 0

Book Review: Marathon Man by Rob Young

Read my book review of ‘Marathon Man’ by Rob Young and discover the astonishing feats of endurance he accomplished.

02/09/2017 2

Why I Listen to the Strength Running Podcast

Discover what I have already learnt from listening to the podcast hosted by renown running coach and author Jason Fitzgerald.

26/08/2017 0

Usain Bolt in his Own Words

Understand how the sprinter Usain Bolt became a legend and the lessons that runners can take from him.

19/08/2017 2

Audiobook Review: ‘Eat and Run’ by Scott Jurek

Read the career successes of ultramarathon legend Scott Jurek, the people that influenced him and his running advice.

14/08/2017 6

Book Review: ‘Keep on Running’ by Phil Hewitt

I summarise the valuable experiences marathon addict Phil Hewitt outlines in his book ‘Keep on Running’.

12/08/2017 0

Book Review: ‘Finding Gobi’ by Dion Leonard

Read my book review of ‘Finding Gobi’ by Dion Leonard and discover his incredible running adventure with his small dog.

02/08/2017 1

Book Review: ‘Swim Bike Run’ by Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee

Learn from the talented triathlete duo the Brownlee Brothers in my book review od ‘Swim Bike Run’.

29/07/2017 1

Audiobook Review: ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’

Discover the running story and advice from radio personality Vassos Alexander in his audiobook book ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’.

19/07/2017 1

Audiobook Review: ‘Running with the Kenyans’

Read the many teachings from Kenyan running culture in Adharanand Finn’s audiobook ‘Running with the Kenyans’.

15/07/2017 1

Book Review: ‘A Life Without Limits’ by Chrissie Wellington

Read my book review of ‘A Life Without Limits’ written by former World Triathlon Champion Chrissie Wellington.

08/07/2017 3

Podcast Review: Sage Running

Discover the running advice coaches Sage Canaday and Sandi Nypaver provide on their podcast and my favourite episode.

28/06/2017 0

Audiobook Review: ‘What I Talk About When I Talk About Running’ by Haruki Murakami

Learn what I extracted from the running memoir of famous novelist Haruki Murakami.

24/06/2017 0

Book Review: ‘Adventureman’ by Jamie McDonald

Read my book review of ‘Adventureman’, the incredible story of how and why Jamie McDonald ran across Canada.

17/06/2017 0