Your ready made (nearly) Christmas Book list for runners

Yesterday someone on another thread was asking for ideas for CHristmas (and judging by the list below, birthdays and Christmases for several years).

Hope this is of help to some of you, and thanks to those who have contributed to this list. As someone also pointed out, these days many of the books are available on kindle.

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

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  • Timothy Collings  Marathon!: The Story of the Greatest Race on Earth Book
  • FINAL LIST below! 2 posts!

    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,

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

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

    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
  • I like the Dane Rauchenberg books; "Run Dane Run" and "138,336 Feet to Pure Bliss" also

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