Ian Mortimer


Why Running Matters
Lessons in Life, Pain and Exhilaration - from 5K to the Marathon

Readers' Comments

'A fabulous book mostly about running but also about a great deal more. Brilliantly well written and insightful.' - Paul Sinton-Hewitt, founder of parkrun, via twitter (2 April 2019)

'A very, very, very, VERY good book.' - Vassos Alexander, author of Don't Stop Me Now: 26.2 Tales of a Runner's Obsession, via his Free Weekly Timed podcast (7 March 2019).

'It's genuinely a lovely read, heartwarming and positive and really was just what I needed right now (there's so much that is depressing in the news at the moment; I need to be regularly refreshed with a heavy dose of parkrun-related joy!)' - Stacey Marston, The Runner's Bookshelf