Run Well, written by general practitioner Dr. Juliet McGrattan, is a book that answers common medical questions that runners have. The book is written in a question and answer format with a short introduction at the beginning of each chapter. The questions are grouped into chapters based on body systems, starting with the head, and there is one chapter at the end on self-care. Chapter introductions include drawings of relevant biology that you can refer to if needed. Throughout the book there are real life runner stories, “did you know?” segments, and summaries of things to try. The end of each chapter also has other resources you can consult for more information.
Dr. Juliet McGrattan is a medical doctor, author, and runner, and Run Well is not her first book. She wrote her first book, Sorted: The active Women’s Guide to Health, in 2017, and it won first place at the British medical association Book Awards. These accomplishments alone are extra-ordinary, but Dr. McGrattan is also: An international speaker, freelance writer, podcast host, Founder and Director of 261 Fearless Club UK, masters coach and women’s health lead for the 261 Fearless global women’s running network, and has appeared on national television and radio.
If you would like to follow Juliet to see what she is up to, or get a copy of her book, you can visit her website https://drjulietmcgrattan.com. There are links to her social medial, and different articles and blogposts she has written.
You can learn more about the 261 Fearless Global Women's Running Network at https://www.261fearless.org, and reach out to them if you would like to be involved.
Big thank you to the publisher, Bloomsbury Sport, for providing a review copy of the book, and to author, Dr, Juliet McGrattan, for taking the time to speak with us.
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