Auntie Nina’s Guide to Surviving Self-Isolation

Wor Nina likes to look after us all and is trying to make sure we keep fit, well and sane. As well as encouraging virtual club sessions, she has created a list of ideas and suggestions of other ways to get our fitness kick and look after our mental health and well being.

Running/Sport Books

26.2 miles to happiness Paul Tonkinson
Jog on Bella Mackie
The Rise of the Ultra Runners Adharanand Finn
The Way of the Runner Adharanand Finn
Running with the Kenyans Adharanand Finn
North Scott Jurek
Eat and Run Scott Jurek
Born to Run Christopher McDougall
The Runner Four Years living and Running in the Wilderness Markus Torgeby
Runner Lizzie Hawker
There is no map in hell Steve Birkinshaw
Running up that hill Vassos Alexander
Dont stop me now Vassos Alexander
Feet in the Clouds Richard Askwith
Zatopek Richard Askwith
Running Free Richard Askwith
Beyond Impossible Mimi Anderson
Running like a Girl Alexander Heminsley
Ultramarathon man Dean Karnazes
The Road to Sparta Dean Karnazes
Run!26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss Dean Karnazes
What I Talk about when I talk about Running Haruki Murakami
Run or Die Killian Jornet
Chi Running Danny Dreywer
Outrunning the Demons Phil Hewitt
Why we run Robin Harvie
The Dirtiest Race in History Richard Moore
401 Ben Smith
The Ghost Runner Bill Jones
Chimp Paradox Steve Peters
Bounce Matthew Syed
The Athletic Brain Amit Katwala
Pre Tom Jordan
The Perfect Mile Neal Bascomb


Running/Sport Films
Chariots of Fire
The Loveliness of the Long Distance Runner
The Barkley Marathons
The Jericho Mile
Forest Gump
Run Lola Run
Brittany does a Marathon
Without Limits
Run for your Life
Desert Runners
Free to Run
Karl Meltzer Made to be Broken
Gun Runners

Not running but worth a watch 
When we we Kings
Man on Wire
The Flying Scotsman
Breaking Away
A Sunday in Hell
Belleville Rendezvous
The Kid with a Bike
The Wrestler
Running/sport podcasts
Bob Graham Sounds
Clean Sport Collective
Science of Sport
Of Mountains and Minds
Fit and Fearless
Runners world
Running Commentary
Running for Real
Rich Roll
Ginger Runner
Marathon Talk
Links to newspaper/magazine pieces.
Ideas for exercising at home
The Core DW Sports app – free with EA membership
Active Newcastle
Also You Tube and Twitter have lots of good ideas whether cardio, weigh training, yoga or whatever takes your fancy. Maybe working on a new dance move or perfecting a running drill technique. Your fitness app might also have exercise videos eg Strava or Fitbit
NHS website
Dig out that old fitness dvd
Dig out exercise equipment
Dig out video consoles eg Wii Fit
Good resources for looking after your mental health
Other ideas
Birdwatching/wildlife – either get some feeders and watch them through the window or if you can get out to a green space and just sit for a while.
Colouring in
(You get the idea – whatever helps you relax)
Tom Tinsley -