Your ready made (nearly) Christmas Book list for runners

Yesterday a few of us were "talking" on another thread about running books in response to a request for books for a Christmas list. So, below are what we have come up with so far. I'm sure there are loads missing: please add your contributions!

Pfitzinger and Douglas, Advanced Marathoning
Keith Livingstone, Healthy Intelligent Training (The proven principles of Arthur Lydiard)
Charlie Spedding, From First to Last
Tea with Mr. Newton: the Biography of Arthur Newton
Hal Higdon, The Ultimate Marathon Training Guide
Scott Jurek, Eat and Run
Jack Daniels, Running Formula
Steven Downes and Duncan Mackay, Running Scared: How Athletics Lost its Innocence
Richard Moore, The Dirtiest Race in History
Plimsoles on, Eyeballs out, The Story of Jum Peters
Jessica Ennis, UnbelievableFeet in the Clouds, Richard Askwith
Born to Run, Christopher McDougall
What I talk about when I talk about running, Hamuki Murakami
The Long Hard Road, Parts 1 and 2, Ron Hill
Running with the Legends, Michael Sandrock
The Ghost Runner, Bill Jones
Plus 3 books from AW: Great British Runners
Great Marathon Runners
The Greatest Games Ever
Adharanand Finn, Running with the Kenyans
Wilson, Watts and Horwill, The Complete Middle Distance Runner
Bill Adcocks, The Road to Athens
The Cutting Edge Runner, Matt Fitzgerald
Once a runner, John Parker
Again to Carthage, John Parker
Running for my life Lopez Loomony
14 mins from death, Salazar
Pre, Tom Jordan
Running for their lives, Whitaker
The Perfect Distance: Story of Coe v Ovett, Pat Butcher
Barefoot Runner (Abebe Bikele), Paul Rambali
The Secret Olympian, Anon
Better Training For Distance Runners, Martin and Coe
Slaying the Dragon, Michael Johnson
Gold Rush, Michael Johnson
A life without limits, Chrissie Wellington

Novels:
Marathon Man, William Goldman
Flanagan’s Run, Tom McNabb
The Games, Hugh Atkinson

 

 

Cheers
Ale
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  • Art of Running, Julian Goater
    Pfitzinger and Douglas, Advanced Marathoning
    Keith Livingstone, Healthy Intelligent Training (The proven principles of Arthur Lydiard)
    Charlie Spedding, From First to Last
    Tea with Mr. Newton: the Biography of Arthur Newton
    Hal Higdon, The Ultimate Marathon Training Guide
    Scott Jurek, Eat and Run
    Jack Daniels, Running Formula
    Steven Downes and Duncan Mackay, Running Scared: How Athletics Lost its Innocence
    Richard Moore, The Dirtiest Race in History
    Plimsoles on, Eyeballs out, The Story of Jum Peters
    Jessica Ennis, UnbelievableFeet in the Clouds, Richard Askwith
    Born to Run, Christopher McDougall
    What I talk about when I talk about running, Hamuki Murakami
    The Long Hard Road, Parts 1 and 2, Ron Hill
    Running with the Legends, Michael Sandrock
    The Ghost Runner, Bill Jones
    Plus 3 books from AW: Great British Runners
    Great Marathon Runners
    The Greatest Games Ever
    Adharanand Finn, Running with the Kenyans
    Wilson, Watts and Horwill, The Complete Middle Distance Runner
    Bill Adcocks, The Road to Athens
    The Cutting Edge Runner, Matt Fitzgerald
    Once a runner, John Parker
    Again to Carthage, John Parker
    Running for my life Lopez Loomony
    14 mins from death, Salazar
    Pre, Tom Jordan
    Running for their lives, Whitaker
    The Perfect Distance: Story of Coe v Ovett, Pat Butcher
    Barefoot Runner (Abebe Bikele), Paul Rambali
    The Secret Olympian, Anon
    Better Training For Distance Runners, Martin and Coe
    Slaying the Dragon, Michael Johnson
    Gold Rush, Michael Johnson
    Manchester Marathons, Hill and Shuttleworth
    A life without limits, Chrissie Wellington

    Novels:
    Marathon Man, William Goldman
    Flanagan’s Run, Tom McNabb
    The Games, Hugh Atkinson

    Cheers
    Ale
  • Art of Running, Julian Goater
    Pfitzinger and Douglas, Advanced Marathoning
    Keith Livingstone, Healthy Intelligent Training (The proven principles of Arthur Lydiard)
    Charlie Spedding, From First to Last
    Tea with Mr. Newton: the Biography of Arthur Newton
    Hal Higdon, The Ultimate Marathon Training Guide
    Scott Jurek, Eat and Run
    Jack Daniels, Running Formula
    Steven Downes and Duncan Mackay, Running Scared: How Athletics Lost its Innocence
    Richard Moore, The Dirtiest Race in History
    Plimsoles on, Eyeballs out, The Story of Jum Peters
    Jessica Ennis, UnbelievableFeet in the Clouds, Richard Askwith
    Born to Run, Christopher McDougall
    What I talk about when I talk about running, Hamuki Murakami
    The Long Hard Road, Parts 1 and 2, Ron Hill
    Running with the Legends, Michael Sandrock
    The Ghost Runner, Bill Jones
    Plus 3 books from AW: Great British Runners
    Great Marathon Runners
    The Greatest Games Ever
    Adharanand Finn, Running with the Kenyans
    Wilson, Watts and Horwill, The Complete Middle Distance Runner
    Bill Adcocks, The Road to Athens
    The Cutting Edge Runner, Matt Fitzgerald
    Once a runner, John Parker
    Again to Carthage, John Parker
    Running for my life Lopez Loomony
    14 mins from death, Salazar
    Pre, Tom Jordan
    Running for their lives, Whitaker
    The Perfect Distance: Story of Coe v Ovett, Pat Butcher
    Barefoot Runner (Abebe Bikele), Paul Rambali
    The Secret Olympian, Anon
    Better Training For Distance Runners, Martin and Coe
    Slaying the Dragon, Michael Johnson
    Gold Rush, Michael Johnson
    Manchester Marathons, Hill and Shuttleworth
    A life without limits, Chrissie Wellington

    Running Fast and Injury Free - Gordon Pirie

     

    Novels:
    Marathon Man, William Goldman
    Flanagan’s Run, Tom McNabb
    The Games, Hugh Atkinson

  • Tim Noakes- 'Lore of running' and the new one 'waterlogged' 

  • Don't know how I missed Noakes off!
    Cheers
    Ale
  • Art of Running, Julian Goater
    Pfitzinger and Douglas, Advanced Marathoning
    Keith Livingstone, Healthy Intelligent Training (The proven principles of Arthur Lydiard)
    Charlie Spedding, From First to Last
    Tea with Mr. Newton: the Biography of Arthur Newton
    Hal Higdon, The Ultimate Marathon Training Guide
    Scott Jurek, Eat and Run
    Jack Daniels, Running Formula
    Steven Downes and Duncan Mackay, Running Scared: How Athletics Lost its Innocence
    Richard Moore, The Dirtiest Race in History
    Plimsoles on, Eyeballs out, The Story of Jum Peters
    Jessica Ennis, UnbelievableFeet in the Clouds, Richard Askwith
    Born to Run, Christopher McDougall
    What I talk about when I talk about running, Hamuki Murakami
    The Long Hard Road, Parts 1 and 2, Ron Hill
    Running with the Legends, Michael Sandrock
    The Ghost Runner, Bill Jones
    Plus 3 books from AW: Great British Runners
    Great Marathon Runners
    The Greatest Games Ever
    Adharanand Finn, Running with the Kenyans
    Wilson, Watts and Horwill, The Complete Middle Distance Runner
    Bill Adcocks, The Road to Athens
    The Cutting Edge Runner, Matt Fitzgerald
    Once a runner, John Parker
    Again to Carthage, John Parker
    Running for my life Lopez Loomony
    14 mins from death, Salazar
    Pre, Tom Jordan
    Running for their lives, Whitaker
    The Perfect Distance: Story of Coe v Ovett, Pat Butcher
    Barefoot Runner (Abebe Bikele), Paul Rambali
    The Secret Olympian, Anon
    Better Training For Distance Runners, Martin and Coe
    Slaying the Dragon, Michael Johnson
    Gold Rush, Michael Johnson
    Manchester Marathons, Hill and Shuttleworth
    A life without limits, Chrissie Wellington
    Running Fast and Injury Free - Gordon Pirie

    Mud, Sweat and Tears - Moire O'Sullivan (Kindle)
    The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running - AW Chase, N Hobbs (Kindle)
    Relentless Forward Progress - Bryan Powell (Kindle)
    Finding Ultra - Rich Roll (Audible)
    The Elements of Effort - John Jerome (Audible)
    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Runners - A Newmark, M Hansen


    Novels:
    Marathon Man, William Goldman
    Flanagan’s Run, Tom McNabb
    The Games, Hugh Atkinson

  • i would them all please image

  • Update!

    Frank Horwil, Obsession for Running
    Tim Noakes, Lore of running
    Tim Noakes, Waterlogged
    Art of Running, Julian Goater
    Pfitzinger and Douglas, Advanced Marathoning
    Keith Livingstone, Healthy Intelligent Training (The proven principles of Arthur Lydiard)
    Charlie Spedding, From First to Last
    Tea with Mr. Newton: the Biography of Arthur Newton
    Hal Higdon, The Ultimate Marathon Training Guide
    Scott Jurek, Eat and Run
    Jack Daniels, Running Formula
    Steven Downes and Duncan Mackay, Running Scared: How Athletics Lost its Innocence
    Richard Moore, The Dirtiest Race in History
    Plimsoles on, Eyeballs out, The Story of Jum Peters
    Jessica Ennis, UnbelievableFeet in the Clouds, Richard Askwith
    Born to Run, Christopher McDougall
    What I talk about when I talk about running, Hamuki Murakami
    The Long Hard Road, Parts 1 and 2, Ron Hill
    Running with the Legends, Michael Sandrock
    The Ghost Runner, Bill Jones
    Plus 3 books from AW: Great British Runners
    Great Marathon Runners
    The Greatest Games Ever
    Adharanand Finn, Running with the Kenyans
    Wilson, Watts and Horwill, The Complete Middle Distance Runner
    Bill Adcocks, The Road to Athens
    The Cutting Edge Runner, Matt Fitzgerald
    Once a runner, John Parker
    Again to Carthage, John Parker
    Running for my life Lopez Loomony
    14 mins from death, Salazar
    Pre, Tom Jordan
    Running for their lives, Whitaker
    The Perfect Distance: Story of Coe v Ovett, Pat Butcher
    Barefoot Runner (Abebe Bikele), Paul Rambali
    The Secret Olympian, Anon
    Better Training For Distance Runners, Martin and Coe
    Slaying the Dragon, Michael Johnson
    Gold Rush, Michael Johnson
    Manchester Marathons, Hill and Shuttleworth
    A life without limits, Chrissie Wellington
    Running Fast and Injury Free - Gordon Pirie

    Mud, Sweat and Tears - Moire O'Sullivan (Kindle)
    The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running - AW Chase, N Hobbs (Kindle)
    Relentless Forward Progress - Bryan Powell (Kindle)
    Finding Ultra - Rich Roll (Audible)
    The Elements of Effort - John Jerome (Audible)
    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Runners - A Newmark, M Hansen


    Novels:
    Marathon Man, William Goldman
    Flanagan’s Run, Tom McNabb
    The Games, Hugh Atkinson

    Cheers
    Ale
  • Hi ah - thanks for this.... I've printed it out and will be taking it home with a few of these highlighted as suggestions for my christmas reading.

    I only own 5 of these already, so this list should last me for a few birthdays and Christmas'simage

  • Frank Horwil, Obsession for Running

    Tim Noakes, Lore of running

    Tim Noakes, Waterlogged

    Art of Running, Julian Goater

    Pfitzinger and Douglas, Advanced Marathoning

    Keith Livingstone, Healthy Intelligent Training (The proven principles of Arthur Lydiard)

    Charlie Spedding, From First to Last

    Tea with Mr. Newton: the Biography of Arthur Newton

    Hal Higdon, The Ultimate Marathon Training Guide

    Scott Jurek, Eat and Run

    Jack Daniels, Running Formula

    Steven Downes and Duncan Mackay, Running Scared: How Athletics Lost its Innocence

    Richard Moore, The Dirtiest Race in History

    Plimsoles on, Eyeballs out, The Story of Jum Peters

    Jessica Ennis, Unbelievable

    Feet in the Clouds, Richard Askwith

    Born to Run, Christopher McDougall

    What I talk about when I talk about running, Hamuki Murakami

    The Long Hard Road, Parts 1 and 2, Ron Hill

    Running with the Legends, Michael Sandrock

    The Ghost Runner, Bill Jones

    Plus 3 books from AW: Great British Runners

    Great Marathon Runners

    The Greatest Games Ever

    Adharanand Finn, Running with the Kenyans

    Wilson, Watts and Horwill, The Complete Middle Distance Runner

    Bill Adcocks, The Road to Athens

    The Cutting Edge Runner, Matt Fitzgerald

    Once a runner, John Parker

    Again to Carthage, John Parker

    Running for my life Lopez Loomony

    14 mins from death, Salazar

    Pre, Tom Jordan

    Running for their lives, Whitaker

    The Perfect Distance: Story of Coe v Ovett, Pat Butcher

    Barefoot Runner (Abebe Bikele), Paul Rambali

    The Secret Olympian, Anon

    Better Training For Distance Runners, Martin and Coe

    Slaying the Dragon, Michael Johnson

    Gold Rush, Michael Johnson

    Manchester Marathons, Hill and Shuttleworth

    A life without limits, Chrissie Wellington

    Running Fast and Injury Free - Gordon Pirie

    More Fire: How to Run the Kenyan Way - Toby Tanser



    Mud, Sweat and Tears - Moire O'Sullivan (Kindle)

    The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running - AW Chase, N Hobbs (Kindle)

    Relentless Forward Progress - Bryan Powell (Kindle)

    Finding Ultra - Rich Roll (Audible)

    The Elements of Effort - John Jerome (Audible)

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Runners - A Newmark, M Hansen





    Novels:

    Marathon Man, William Goldman

    Flanagan???s Run, Tom McNabb

    The Games, Hugh Atkinson
  • Have just ordered the Julian Goater book for my kindle - when those guys talk it pays to listen!!!  Can highly recommend the Jim Peters one - and if you can beg steal or borrow Ron Hill's books then do so - truly inspiring - (also Charlie Spedding's book) Finally it is a shame that Steve Jones was never persuaded to put pen to paper.

  • Can't remember what the name of the book is but Paula radclift had a good biography out a few years back and if i mention this I might get a pint this chap did a good book. Holgs 

    Feet in the clouds is brilliant for anyone wanting a good christmas book.

  • This is my ideal local library !image

  • Thanks for the contribution, Cake:  how could I forget Paula, or more especially, Holgs.  He obviously goes to the top of the list!

    Andy Holgate, Can't Swim, Can't Ride, Can't Run: My Triathlon Journey from Common Man to Ironman

    Frank Horwill, Obsession for Running
    Tim Noakes, Lore of running
    Tim Noakes, Waterlogged
    Art of Running, Julian Goater
    Pfitzinger and Douglas, Advanced Marathoning
    Keith Livingstone, Healthy Intelligent Training (The proven principles of Arthur Lydiard)
    Charlie Spedding, From First to Last
    Tea with Mr. Newton: the Biography of Arthur Newton
    Hal Higdon, The Ultimate Marathon Training Guide
    Scott Jurek, Eat and Run
    Jack Daniels, Running Formula
    Steven Downes and Duncan Mackay, Running Scared: How Athletics Lost its Innocence
    Richard Moore, The Dirtiest Race in History
    Plimsoles on, Eyeballs out, The Story of Jum Peters
    Jessica Ennis, Unbelievable
    Feet in the Clouds, Richard Askwith
    Born to Run, Christopher McDougall
    What I talk about when I talk about running, Hamuki Murakami
    The Long Hard Road, Parts 1 and 2, Ron Hill
    Running with the Legends, Michael Sandrock
    The Ghost Runner, Bill Jones
    Plus 3 books from AW: Great British Runners
    Great Marathon Runners
    The Greatest Games Ever
    Adharanand Finn, Running with the Kenyans
    Wilson, Watts and Horwill, The Complete Middle Distance Runner
    Bill Adcocks, The Road to Athens
    The Cutting Edge Runner, Matt Fitzgerald
    Once a runner, John Parker
    Again to Carthage, John Parker
    Running for my life Lopez Loomony
    14 mins from death, Salazar
    Pre, Tom Jordan
    Running for their lives, Whitaker
    The Perfect Distance: Story of Coe v Ovett, Pat Butcher
    Barefoot Runner (Abebe Bikele), Paul Rambali
    The Secret Olympian, Anon
    Better Training For Distance Runners, Martin and Coe
    Slaying the Dragon, Michael Johnson
    Gold Rush, Michael Johnson
    Manchester Marathons, Hill and Shuttleworth
    A life without limits, Chrissie Wellington
    Running Fast and Injury Free - Gordon Pirie
    More Fire: How to Run the Kenyan Way - Toby Tanser
    Paula: My Story So Far, Paula Radcliffe
    How to Run: from fun runs to marathons etc, Paula Radcliffe
    Kelly Holmes, Black White and Gold, my autobiography, Kelly Holmes
    The Greatest: The Haile Gebrselassie story, Haile Gebrselassie
    The London Marathon, John Bryant
    Sebastian Coe, The Winning Mind: What it takes to become a true champion
    Dean Karnazes   Ultramarathon Man: confessions of an all-night runner
    Dean Karnazes, Run! 26.2 miles of Blisters and Bliss
    Julie Welch, 26.2: Running the London Marathon (a favourite...the book, not the marathon!!)
    Mud, Sweat and Tears - Moire O'Sullivan
    The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running - AW Chase, N Hobbs
    Relentless Forward Progress - Bryan Powell
    Finding Ultra - Rich Roll (Audible)
    The Elements of Effort - John Jerome (Audible)
    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Runners - A Newmark, M Hansen

    Obviously there are lits of other autobiographies/biographies: Bolt, Ovett, Cram, Foster etc etc

    Novels:
    Marathon Man, William Goldman
    Flanagan's Run, Tom McNabb
    The Games, Hugh Atkinson

     

    Cheers
    Ale
  • The Looniness of the Long Distance Runer - Russell Taylor

    Now if you want some more triathlon book recommendations:

    Swim, bike, run, laugh-  Dan Madson

    Fireman to Ironman - Chris Rainford

    The Grace to Race - Sister Madonna Buder

    You Are an Ironman - Jaques Steinberg

    Becoming an Ironman - Kara Douglas Thom

  • And, of course, Alan Sillitoe's The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner.
    Cheers
    Ale
  • Great list, I've bought quite a few of theses in the last few weeks.

    Anyone want to organise the list into sections! training, novel, biography etc.

    How could you all miss...

    Feet in the clouds, Richard Askwith

    Running with Lydiard, Arthur Lydiard

    Racing Weight, Matt Fitzgerald

    Also, quite a good straighforward book...

    Road Racing forr serious runners, Pfitzinger & Douglas

     

  • Thanks , Seb...although Feet in the Clouds is already listed! I think all my remaining Christmases and birthdays are now catered for!
    Cheers
    Ale
  • Now you need to satrt a list of DVD's

    I found 3 last night that i want...

    A town of Runners
    Naylors Run
    Josh naylors Ironman (not TRI)

  • RFJ: now there's a thought! Actually I have lent my Joss Naylor book out , which is why it's not listed!
    Cheers
    Ale
  • Bob glover: competitive runners handbook
  • Andy Holgate, Can't Swim, Can't Ride, Can't Run: My Triathlon Journey from Common Man to Ironman (Forumite Holgs)
    Frank Horwill, Obsession for Running
    Tim Noakes, Lore of running
    Tim Noakes, Waterlogged
    Art of Running, Julian Goater
    Pfitzinger and Douglas, Advanced Marathoning
    Keith Livingstone, Healthy Intelligent Training (The proven principles of Arthur Lydiard)
    Charlie Spedding, From First to Last
    Tea with Mr. Newton: the Biography of Arthur Newton
    Hal Higdon, The Ultimate Marathon Training Guide
    Scott Jurek, Eat and Run
    Jack Daniels, Running Formula
    Steven Downes and Duncan Mackay, Running Scared: How Athletics Lost its Innocence
    Richard Moore, The Dirtiest Race in History
    Plimsoles on, Eyeballs out, The Story of Jum Peters
    Jessica Ennis, Unbelievable
    Feet in the Clouds, Richard Askwith
    Born to Run, Christopher McDougall
    What I talk about when I talk about running, Hamuki Murakami
    The Long Hard Road, Parts 1 and 2, Ron Hill
    Running with the Legends, Michael Sandrock
    The Ghost Runner, Bill Jones
    Plus 3 books from AW: Great British Runners
    Great Marathon Runners
    The Greatest Games Ever
    Adharanand Finn, Running with the Kenyans
    Wilson, Watts and Horwill, The Complete Middle Distance Runner
    Bill Adcocks, The Road to Athens
    The Cutting Edge Runner, Matt Fitzgerald
    Once a runner, John Parker
    Again to Carthage, John Parker
    Running for my life Lopez Loomony
    14 mins from death, Salazar
    Pre, Tom Jordan
    Running for their lives, Whitaker
    The Perfect Distance: Story of Coe v Ovett, Pat Butcher
    Barefoot Runner (Abebe Bikele), Paul Rambali
    The Secret Olympian, Anon
    Better Training For Distance Runners, Martin and Coe
    Slaying the Dragon, Michael Johnson
    Gold Rush, Michael Johnson
    Manchester Marathons, Hill and Shuttleworth
    A life without limits, Chrissie Wellington
    Running Fast and Injury Free - Gordon Pirie
    More Fire: How to Run the Kenyan Way - Toby Tanser
    Paula: My Story So Far, Paula Radcliffe
    How to Run: from fun runs to marathons etc, Paula Radcliffe
    Kelly Holmes, Black White and Gold, my autobiography, Kelly Holmes
    The Greatest: The Haile Gebrselassie story, Haile Gebrselassie
    The London Marathon, John Bryant
    Sebastian Coe, The Winning Mind: What it takes to become a true champion
    Dean Karnazes   Ultramarathon Man: confessions of an all-night runner
    Dean Karnazes, Run! 26.2 miles of Blisters and Bliss
    Julie Welch, 26.2: Running the London Marathon (a favourite:the book, not the race!)
    Mud, Sweat and Tears - Moire O'Sullivan
    The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running - AW Chase, N Hobbs
    Relentless Forward Progress - Bryan Powell
    Finding Ultra - Rich Roll (Audible)
    The Elements of Effort - John Jerome (Audible)
    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Runners - A Newmark, M Hansen

     

     

     

     

    JOSS - The Life and Times of the Legendary Lake District Fell Runner and Shepherd Joss Naylor

    Keith Richardson
    The Competitive Runner’s Handbook, Bob Glover
    The Advanced Runners Handbook, Bob Gover
    Running with Lydiard, Arthur Lydiard
    Racing Weight, Matt Fitzgerald
    Road Racing for serious runners, Pfitzinger & Douglas
    The Looniness of the Long Distance Runner, Russell Taylor
    Winning Running by Peter Coe,
    Queen of the Track by Liz McColgan,
    Sonia My Story by Sonia O’Sullivan with Tim Humphries,
    Running with the Buffaloes by Chris Lear,
    Why We Run by Bernd Heinrich,
    Everyone's Guide to Distance Running by Norrie Williamson,
    Running Wild by Gordon Pirie,
    Endurance Running by Norman Brook,
    Funny Running Stories by Geoff Wig

    Cheers
    Ale
  • Sorry, something went wrong there: FINAL LIST below!

    Andy Holgate, Can't Swim, Can't Ride, Can't Run: My Triathlon Journey from Common Man to Ironman (Forumite Holgs)
    Frank Horwill, Obsession for Running
    Tim Noakes, Lore of running
    Tim Noakes, Waterlogged
    Art of Running, Julian Goater
    Pfitzinger and Douglas, Advanced Marathoning
    Keith Livingstone, Healthy Intelligent Training (The proven principles of Arthur Lydiard)
    Charlie Spedding, From First to Last
    Tea with Mr. Newton: the Biography of Arthur Newton
    Hal Higdon, The Ultimate Marathon Training Guide
    Scott Jurek, Eat and Run
    Jack Daniels, Running Formula
    Steven Downes and Duncan Mackay, Running Scared: How Athletics Lost its Innocence
    Richard Moore, The Dirtiest Race in History
    Plimsoles on, Eyeballs out, The Story of Jum Peters
    Jessica Ennis, Unbelievable
    Feet in the Clouds, Richard Askwith
    Born to Run, Christopher McDougall
    What I talk about when I talk about running, Hamuki Murakami
    The Long Hard Road, Parts 1 and 2, Ron Hill
    Running with the Legends, Michael Sandrock
    The Ghost Runner, Bill Jones
    Plus 3 books from AW: Great British Runners
    Great Marathon Runners
    The Greatest Games Ever
    Adharanand Finn, Running with the Kenyans
    Wilson, Watts and Horwill, The Complete Middle Distance Runner
    Bill Adcocks, The Road to Athens
    The Cutting Edge Runner, Matt Fitzgerald
    Once a runner, John Parker
    Again to Carthage, John Parker
    Running for my life Lopez Loomony
    14 mins from death, Salazar
    Pre, Tom Jordan
    Running for their lives, Whitaker
    The Perfect Distance: Story of Coe v Ovett, Pat Butcher
    Barefoot Runner (Abebe Bikele), Paul Rambali
    The Secret Olympian, Anon
    Better Training For Distance Runners, Martin and Coe
    Slaying the Dragon, Michael Johnson
    Gold Rush, Michael Johnson
    Manchester Marathons, Hill and Shuttleworth
    A life without limits, Chrissie Wellington
    Running Fast and Injury Free - Gordon Pirie
    More Fire: How to Run the Kenyan Way - Toby Tanser
    Paula: My Story So Far, Paula Radcliffe
    How to Run: from fun runs to marathons etc, Paula Radcliffe
    Kelly Holmes, Black White and Gold, my autobiography, Kelly Holmes
    The Greatest: The Haile Gebrselassie story, Haile Gebrselassie
    The London Marathon, John Bryant
    Sebastian Coe, The Winning Mind: What it takes to become a true champion
    Dean Karnazes   Ultramarathon Man: confessions of an all-night runner
    Dean Karnazes, Run! 26.2 miles of Blisters and Bliss
    Julie Welch, 26.2: Running the London Marathon (a favourite:the book, not the race!)
    Mud, Sweat and Tears - Moire O'Sullivan
    The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running - AW Chase, N Hobbs
    Relentless Forward Progress - Bryan Powell
    Finding Ultra - Rich Roll (Audible)
    The Elements of Effort - John Jerome (Audible)
    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Runners - A Newmark, M Hansen
    JOSS - The Life and Times of the Legendary Lake District Fell Runner and Shepherd Joss Naylor, Keith Richardson
    The Competitive Runner’s Handbook, Bob Glover
    The Advanced Runners Handbook, Bob Glover
    Running with Lydiard, Arthur Lydiard
    Racing Weight, Matt Fitzgerald
    Road Racing for serious runners, Pfitzinger & Douglas
    The Looniness of the Long Distance Runner, Russell Taylor
    Winning Running by Peter Coe,
    Queen of the Track by Liz McColgan,
    Sonia My Story by Sonia O’Sullivan with Tim Humphries,
    Running with the Buffaloes by Chris Lear,
    Why We Run by Bernd Heinrich,
    Everyone's Guide to Distance Running by Norrie Williamson,
    Running Wild by Gordon Pirie,
    Endurance Running by Norman Brook,
    Funny Running Stories by Geoff Wightman and Da

    Cheers
    Ale
  • I've been lurking on this thread and wanted to say thank you for some great recommendations!

  • Funny Running Stories by Geoff Wightman and Dave Bedford,
    Ovett An Autobiography,
    Running over Forty by Bruce and Sue Tulloh,
    Za-to-pek by Bob Phillips

    Obviously there are lots more autobiographies, biographies out there, e.g. Bolt.

    Some more triathlon book recommendations:
    Swim, bike, run, laugh-  Dan Madson
    Fireman to Ironman - Chris Rainford
    The Grace to Race - Sister Madonna Buder
    You Are an Ironman - Jaques Steinberg
    Becoming an Ironman - Kara Douglas Thom

    Novels:
    Marathon Man, William Goldman
    Flanagan's Run, Tom McNabb
    The Games, Hugh Atkinson
    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Alan Sillitoe

     

     

    Cheers
    Ale
  • Late additions (thanks Pammie!)...surprised no-one has mentioned them:
    Anything about Percy Cerutty,
    e.g. Why Die? The Extraordinary Percy Cerutty, Maker of Champions, Graem Sims,
    Be Fit or Be Damned, Percy Cerutty
    Anything about Herb Elliot e.g The Golden Mile: The Herb Elliot Story, Alan Trengove.
    Van Aaken Method, Ernst Van Aaken.

     

    Cheers
    Ale
  • I started this thread in 2012 and thought it worth putting out their again as it is getting towards that time of year again!

    I'm sure there will be a few updates but it won't be too far out of date! 

    Cheers
    Ale
  • Hey,
    Noticed on Amazon that John L. Parker Jr. has written a prequel to Once A Runner called Racing the Rain, published in 2015.

    Still, there's plenty of books listed to last a few Christmases. image

    Have a good day. image
  • Thanks alehouse

    80/20 running by Matt Fitzgerald

    Sub-2hrs also sold a fair few copies, but I struggle to recommend it.

  • There's something I have at home that's got donaldopirtri version of that first marathon,
  • Add to novels, The End of the World Running Club by Andrew J Walker. It's a British, post-apocalyptic novel about a group of survivors trying to run from Scotland to Cornwall to board rescue ships headed for safer lands. Entertaining read.

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