Your ready made (nearly) Christmas Book list for runners

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14/11/2012 at 19:25

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

 

 

 

 

 

14/11/2012 at 20:15
Timothy Collings  Marathon!: The Story of the Greatest Race on Earth Book
15/11/2012 at 13:58

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,

15/11/2012 at 14:00

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

15/11/2012 at 17:26

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


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