The handbook that every runner will want to have on their shelf. Run Well answers the common health questions that every runner asks. Packed with practical, realistic and sound advice on topics from head to toe, for anyone who runs.
Running-related health questions crop up all the time, often at inconvenient moments. It can be hard to access the advice you need because health care professionals are often unavailable at short notice and without an interest in running, may not have the expertise to give adequate answers. Information from the internet is often dubious, anecdotal, and not evidence-based. Dr. Juliet McGrattan has been answering health questions from runners since 2012 and has worked as a family doctor and a health journalist. A keen runner herself, this experience and passion combines to create a helpful, accessible handbook for runner regardless of gender, fitness level, or training program.
Dr Juliet McGrattan was an NHS GP for 16 years, and is a health journalist, blogger, speaker and running coach.
Her first book for Bloomsbury Sorted: The Active Woman's Guide to Health was named the BMA Popular Medicine Book of the Year.
“Find answers to all your running-related health questions” —Runner's World
“A fascinating tour of your own body for runners” —Joe Williams, founder of UKRunChat
“Friendly facts, myth busting and plenty of stories to make you fall even deeper in love with the joy and madness of running” —Anna McNuff, adventurer and best-selling author
“Answers all the questions I always wanted to ask ... so useful” —Vassos Alexander, author of Don't Stop me Now
“The most informative guide to the connection between running and health that I have read... From brain endorphins to toe blisters, its jog around our complicated bodies is expert, entertaining, useful, and utterly free of fads or jargon” —Roger Robinson, Elite runner, author of When Running Made History
“The antidote to Dr Google all runners have been looking for. Run Well carefully navigates us through every health question we might have, and many we didn't realise we needed to know in the first place... Compelling, essential and fascinating” —Esther Newman, Editor, Women's Running
“Packed full of information, facts and real-life stories, Run Well is a health bible for runners.” —Nell McAndrew, model, running enthusiast and author of Nell McAndrew's Guide to Running
“Every runner of every gender, age, or ability needs this book…not on their shelf, in their hands” —Kathrine Switzer First woman to register for and run the Boston Marathon; winner New York City Marathon; Author, Marathon Woman; Co-Founder, 261 Fearless, Inc. non-profit
“A must read for anyone who wants to understand what their bodies are up to while running... Packed with comprehensive yet easy-to-read answers to a range of running questions, all from a qualified medic who runs herself” —Moire O'Sullivan, Mountain runner and author
“Brilliantly put and easy to understand – my running brain is complete” —Paul Hobrough, physiotherapist and author of Running Free of Injuries and The Runner's Expert Guide to Stretching
“A brilliant book. I wish I'd read this before my 5,000 mile run across Canada. From checking your testicles to whether it's safe to use ibuprofen when you run long distances, Run Well covers every problem a runner could have. A top-notch read.” —Jamie McDonald, Adventureman and best-selling author
“Dr. Juliet McGrattan unites all her expertise in this new Britannica for running healthily” —Edith Zuschmann, CEO of 261 Fearless, the global women's running network
“From your head down to your toes, no stone goes unturned in this comprehensive guide to running and the human body” —Rhalou Allerhand, Digital Editor, Netdoctor
"Answers the common health questions that every runner asks" - Trail Running magazine
"Sure to be your go-to running manual for many years" - Women's Running