WR Book Giveaway! - Women's Running

WR Book Giveaway!

Author: Chris Macdonald

Read Time:   |  November 24, 2014

On Friday we asked you what your favourite running reads on Facebook and Twitter. We loved your responses – Born to Run by Christopher McDougall and Run like a Girl by Alexandra Heminsley were clear favourites. But you know what’s better than talking about your favourite books? Winning books! We’ve put together a selection of running read to giveaway to one lucky reader. Take a look at what’s up for grabs and enter your details in the form below to be in with a chance of winning.

front cover of the first 20 minutes by gretchen reynoldsThe First 20 minutes:The Surprising Science of How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter and Live Longer

Gretchen Reynolds’ New York Times bestseller is an innovative guide to getting fit using cutting-edge science. Discover the amazing restorative powers of chocolate milk on tired muscles, the pros and cons of barefoot running (and why running can actually be good for your knees) plus the effect music can have on a workout. Reynolds shows how fidgeting burns 300 calories per day, why it’s a bad idea to stretch before a run, and how even just 20 minutes of regular exercise can transform your health. And that lucky underpants really do work.


book cover of running the rift by naomi benaronRunning the Rift by Naomi Benaron

Jean Patrick dreams of running in the Olympics, and with gruelling training he soon beats a world qualifying time. But his chances of success are threatened by the ethnic tensions erupting all around him. When Hutu violence against Tutsis finally crescendos and his homeland Rwanda is wracked by unforgivable atrocities, Jean Patrick, a Tutsi, has no choice but to run for his life abandoning fatherland, family, and the woman he loves.

cover of matt roberts get runningGet Running: How to get started, stay motivated and run your best
Personal trainer to the stars and former international sprinter Matt Roberts brings his extensive fitness experience to the subject, presenting a number of his highly acclaimed running programmes for you to follow at home. Get Running includes the basics from good running technique, goal setting and motivation to schedules, preparation and how to deal with injuries and strains. You’ll find the lowdown from Matt’s team of coaches and health experts as well as the best advice on running shoes, clothes, accessories and gadgets, and where to buy them. Everything from fun runs and charity runs to clubs, competitive racing, marathons and ultra-distance events around the world are covered.

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Chris Macdonald

Editor-at-Large, Women's Running

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