• Eat, Drink, Run

  • How I Got Fit Without Going Too Mad

  • First Published: 2018

  • Pages: 280

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Eat, Drink, Run

Reviewed by Simon Linklater

I was lent this book by a friend who heard me discussing how running had helped with by own Mental Health issues and I’m glad she did. I often judge a book on how quickly I read it. Normally I can take weeks to get through a book, but in this instance it was a matter of days.

Whilst Bryony’s issues are very different from my own experiences, the same key messages apply. Talk to people. Share your problems. You’ll be amazed at what comes from it. This was a moving tale of how 1 tweet changed so many lives and then what seemed a crazy decision helped Bryony with her own mental health issues.

It makes a change to read a book about a non runner and how exercising made her believe in herself and bury her demons. In this case the monster in her head known as Jareth.

From running just a few metres in her Star Wars t-shirt, to tackling Paris Half Marathon in abysmal conditions, to meeting Prince Harry (was it 5 times or 6? I lost count). Bryony’s journey to take on the ultimate challenge, 26.2 miles, is one to saviour.

It’s a great read from a fantastic writer. Very very funny and also emotional. With honesty my new thing, it certainly brought a tear to my eye and that’s something I wouldn’t normally share.

I’ve no doubt many people who have read this book will have been encouraged to open up about their problems, crikey she even got Prince Harry (did I mention him yet?) to discuss his Mental Health. That ties in nicely with what I am trying to achieve here on this website.

Running can be for everyone. It doesn’t matter your age, your weight or your speed. Anyone can run and you’ll be amazed at the results. If you need motivating or inspiring then please pick up a copy of Eat, Drink, Run.

It could change your life.

Be Like Bryony 


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