The Lonely Planet: Epic Runs of the World

Author: Various

Publisher: Lonely Planet

RRP: $55

Thomas Bywater reviews the Lonely Planet of the long-distance runner


The last thing I pack before a trip is a pair of running shoes.

It could just be the happy endorphins found running through a new place, or the thought that no one you know will ever witness the sweaty mess you are, but running is a growing pastime for travellers. Air New Zealand put on an extra 5000 seats into Queenstown for the International Marathon and Half Marathon last year.

Running is something people