With the days getting longer and the weather (ever so slightly) heating up, you might not want to spend quite as much time indoors reading.

Spring's the perfect time to get outdoors and active so we’ve gathered together some inspirational sporting reads that are guaranteed to have you reaching for your trainers…


Born to Run

Born to Run

Christopher McDougall

If the idea of running 200 miles at a time seems insane, just imagine doing it barefoot. In Born to Run, Mcdougall sets out to track down members of the reclusive Mexican Tarahumara tribe, who have mastered this art over hundreds of years.

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Running like a Girl

Running Like a Girl

Alexandra Heminsley

A book that proves that running truly can be for anyone, as we follow the author’s inspiring (and often hilarious) journey from her very first run to completing her fifth marathon.

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What I Talk about When I talk about running

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Haruki Murakami

Proving that he’s not just an iconic fiction writer, this memoir sees Murakami discuss his experiences of over twenty marathons and an ultramarathon. He writes beautifully about the subject, detailing the physical and mental torment involved in taking on such extreme endurance challenges.

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