Reading List

Here are a few things we’ve read and enjoyed, based on the themes of running, walking and endurance. We’d love to hear your recommendations.

Richard Asquith, Feet in the Clouds, A Story of Fell Running and Obsession, 2005, Aurum Press

Christopher McDougall, Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra Runners, and the Greatest Race The World has Never Seen, 2010, Profile Books

Bill Jones, The Ghost Runner: The Tragedy of the Man They Couldn’t Stop, July 2011, Mainstream Publishing

Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About when I Talk about Running, 2009, Vintage

Gilbert Tuhabonye, The Running Man, 2007, John Blake Publishing

Robin Harvie, Why We Run, A Story of Obsession, 2011

Angus Farquhar, The Speed of Light, 2011, NVA

Alan Sillitoe, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, 1959 (film directed by Tony Richardson, 1962)

Mark Thomas, Extreme Rambling: Walking Israel’s barrier. For Fun, 20011, Ebury Press

Matt Fitzgerald, Iron War, 2012 Velo Press

Richard Long, Paul Moorhouse, and Denise Hooker, Richard Long: Walking the Line, Thames and Hudson

Writings taken from a series of talks by Sri Chinmoy on The Inner Athlete, The Outer Running and the Running