Your ready made (nearly) Christmas Book list for runners

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14/11/2012 at 08:42

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

 

 

14/11/2012 at 08:49

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

14/11/2012 at 09:24

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

14/11/2012 at 09:36

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

14/11/2012 at 09:42
Don't know how I missed Noakes off!
14/11/2012 at 09:43

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

14/11/2012 at 12:33

i would them all please

14/11/2012 at 13:06

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

14/11/2012 at 14:18

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's

14/11/2012 at 14:24
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
14/11/2012 at 16:36

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.

14/11/2012 at 19:08

This is my ideal local library !

14/11/2012 at 19:18

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

 

14/11/2012 at 20:33

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

14/11/2012 at 20:48
And, of course, Alan Sillitoe's The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner.
14/11/2012 at 21:09

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

 

Edited: 14/11/2012 at 21:13
14/11/2012 at 21:15
Thanks , Seb...although Feet in the Clouds is already listed! I think all my remaining Christmases and birthdays are now catered for!
14/11/2012 at 21:33

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)

14/11/2012 at 21:42
RFJ: now there's a thought! Actually I have lent my Joss Naylor book out , which is why it's not listed!
14/11/2012 at 21:48
Bob glover: competitive runners handbook
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