The Reason I Run

How Two Men Transformed Tragedy into the Greatest Race of Their Lives

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • Price: £8.99
  • Publication date: 11 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781849537247

About the book

How do people come together when tragedy tries to tear them apart?

When 39-time marathon runner Andrew Spriggs was diagnosed with motor neurone disease he knew his running days were over. But a surprise message from his nephew Chris, offering to push him in his rickety wheelchair in one last marathon, reunites them in a race against time.

Rich with insights and inspiration, personal discoveries and unforgettable encounters, The Reason I Run is an astonishing story that will make you laugh, weep and wonder. Join Chris on an incredible journey that will stay with you for the rest of your life.


About the author

Christopher Spriggs runs Heads Up Now Ltd., a coaching and consultancy company working with schools across the UK to help people flourish. In 2004, Christopher founded Lifespace Trust, an award-winning young people’s mental health charity. His first book, The Reason I Run: How Two Men Transformed Tragedy Into The Greatest Race Of Their Lives told the true story of pushing his terminally ill uncle around a marathon in an NHS wheelchair. Christopher has now run over 40 marathons, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support & MND Association.


'A captivating story revealing how the power of running changes lives.'

Jo Pavey