Category: Book reviews

One Step Beyond – A Review

As I began to gravitate away from traditional road running for the more off-road variety of runs in 2010-11, one thing I very quickly became aware of is that our neighbours across the pacific have a massive, embracing and exciting culture of trail running going on. And while we have fantastic races and runners here […]

Running to Extremes – A Review

Having read Lisa Tamati’s first novel, Running Hot, I couldn’t wait to immerse myself into her follow up novel Running to Extremes. Although, it was with a little trepidation. You see, I rank Tamati’s Running Hot as one of my all time favourite running novels, alongside and equal to Christopher McDougal’s Born to Run, and Dean […]

It’s So Easy (And Other Lies) – A Review

“Today is a good day to die,” learns Duff McKagan in his autobiographical novel, It’s So Easy (And Other Lies). And it’s a key learning I’ll never forget. I won’t explain it here as I’d hate to take that away from any future reader. But it’s deep, as is this book. Given to me as […]

Eat & Run – A review

Am I just jaded because of my injury and the fact I haven’t been able to run for months? And even before that, because I couldn’t run like I used to run pre-Fuji and pre-permanent degenerative injury? Or did Scott Jurek’s novel lack something? Or am I just jealous of the fact he has such […]

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