Top 3 reasons to read a book about running today March 9, 2016 – Posted in: Books, Gifts

It might be a great time to put your hectic training schedule aside and read a book about your passion. What can you learn from a book that feet touching the pavement can’t teach you. Well just give me a few minutes and I’ll give you 3 great reasons to read a book about running today.

50 Races to Run Before you Die

  1. You have been running around your neighborhood for so long you’ve taken it for granted that this is the view you get when running. You may have ventured out to local beaches and parks or run in Marathons. These are great changes of scenery. But can you imagine stretching yourself to tick off the 50 Races to Run Before you Die. Tobias Mews has written a book listing the top 50 races split up by running experience. If you are a beginner how about considering running the Bupa Westminster Mile in London. Or for those looking for a new challenge how about the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blancin in France. And there’s 48 more in between. This book will inspire you to run for more than just good fitness.

Great gift for the runner

  1. If you are looking for something more wholistic to inspire you, consider reading the story “Running Against Time” by Chris Pavey. Chris was a weekend runner from Brisbane who took on the challenge of running up The Fuji Mountain for Charity and in memory of his sister in law. But there is so much more to this story. Chris has to overcome his own bizarre illness preventing his body from digesting fat, discovering the value of exercise and good nutrition. This book provides insight into endurance adventures and how to fundraise for your important cause.

perfect gift for a runner

  1. Allright for those runners not good at relaxing, I understand. Some of us just need to keep moving, which is why you love running. For those there’s ‘1,001 pearls of Runner’s wisdom. This book offers you a quick pick me up to get you moving a little faster maybe. Consider Barefoot Josh’s advice “Education: what I call “stepping on a rock”. Or Amby Burfoot’s advice “if you can train your mind for running, everything else will be easy. We all need a little bit of inspiration even if your running everyday. Just a quick message to start the journey on the “right” foot.


Books of Buderim on the Sunshine Coast stock these and many other useful and inspirational books on running and other sports. If you are looking for a gift for your running friend or partner, look no further. The gift of a book continues long after the flowers have died and the wine has been drunk.