Review: Running – Cheaper than Therapy by Chas Newkey-Burden

A book that explains about how running can provide a form of therapy…?

I’m in!

Being a runner myself and coming from the background of first getting into running as a means of relieving exam stress, I know for sure that running can act as therapy.

Running Cheaper than Therapy
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This book will definitely motivate you to get out and run, but I feel like there are a couple of random bits that makes the book feel a little cluttered – like the random parts about funny spectator signs and things people shout at runners. I thought that touch wasn’t really needed in the book and kind of moves away from the point a bit.

Other than that, it was a very entertaining and inspiring read, with running stories from famous runners and a little bit into the running philosophy side of things, as well as occasional facts and figures!

If you are looking for a text book for using running in place of therapy, this book is not for you. However, if you like to see the funny side of how you can use this amazing exercise as a form of therapy then this book is definitely a must-read!

I can totally recommend this book to any runner or someone who want’s to get into running who wants a laugh-out-loud read with some motivating and interesting stories chucked-in for good measure!

You can pick-up a copy of Running: Cheaper than Therapy on Amazon



About The Author 

Marcus first discovered running as a means of releasing exam-related stress, and almost immediately fell in love with the world of endurance sports. Previously having represented his county, Suffolk, as a youth athlete, Marcus has more recently qualified for the triathlon age group World Championships in Mexico (2015), and run his first Marathon (2:54 at Valencia Marathon in 2017). Holding an honours degree in Sport, Health & Exercise, Marcus combines practical training experience with a great depth of knowledge, and enjoys sharing his experiences with the running community.


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