I love reading. I’ve always read a lot and when I got into running I started reading a lot about running!
People are often asking for book recommendations so here’s my favourites that should keep you all busy for a while.
Please do leave comments of your favourites & recommendations too.
Happy Reading x
In no particular order (except the top 3 are my favourites):
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall : Rightfully referred to as the running bible- if you haven’t read this you need to!
Runner: A short story about a long run by Lizzie Hawker: I LOVE this book. It’s a pretty inspirational read & inspired me to do the Nepal Marathon.
Run The World by Becky Wade. This is a great read. Lot of insights into different approaches to running around the world.
26 Miles to the Moon: The Great Space Race Is On! by Andrew Males: There aren’t many running fiction books (that I know of anyway) & this is a great one.
Don’t Stop Me Now by Vassos Alexander. I really enjoyed this one.
The Ghost Runner: The Tragedy of the Man They Couldn’t Stop by Bill Jones. A really interesting read. I had no idea about this story and it’s one of perseverance and injustice.
Keep on Running: The Highs and Lows of a Marathon Addict by Phil Hewitt
Natural Born Heroes: The lost secrets of strength and endurance by Christopher McDougall. Another great book from the author of the running bible (Born to Run).
Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner by Dean Karnazes. Dean is a legend- you can’t help but admire someone that orders & eats pizza during a run.
Fat Man To Green Man: From Unfit to Ultramarathon by Ira Rainey. A great book that shows you can dream big & achieve your goals.
The Cool Impossible: The coach from Born to Run shows how to get the most from your miles- and yourself by Eric Orton. There’s some great tips for running in here.
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami. Lots of people love this book. I didn’t enjoy it very much to be honest.
Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek. A good book full of practical advice & recipes.
The Art of Running:The Steve Prefontaine Story by Matthew Crehan (A Graphic Novel). A great story that was unknown to me till I read this. I didn’t expect to like the graphic novel but actually really enjoyed it.
Books I’ve been recommended but haven’t read yet:
- Running Hot and Cold by Doug Richards
- Feet in The Clouds: A Tale of Fell-Running and Obsession by Richard Askwith
- Running High: The First Continuous Traverse of the 303 Mountains of Britain & Ireland by Hugh Symonds
- Running With the Kenyans: Discovering the secrets of the fastest people on earth by Adharanand Finn
- The Greatest: The Haile Gebrselassie Story By Jim Denison
- Paula: My Story So Far By Paula Radcliffe (Can’t believe I haven’t read this yet)
- Running Like A Girl by Alexandra Heminsley