• "A wonderfully subtle and ambitious book"

    P.D. Smith, Guardian
  • "Insightful and intoxicating. Vybarr Cregan-Reid's book makes you take your shoes off and run through a world of ideas about nature."

    Lynne Truss
  • "Delightful"

    The Times Literary Supplement
  • "Footnotes is a blazing achievement."

    Kate Norbury, Caught by the River
  • "Few have done it so artfully and completely."

    Oliver Balch, Literary Review
  • "Here is a book in which the striding energy of the prose matches its subject."

    Iain Sinclair
  • "Wonderfully authoritative vindication of what ought to be a self-evident truth: that running should be about being alive, not being a consumer."

    Richard Askwith - author of Running Free: A Runner’s Journey Back to Nature
  • "It’s hard to imagine a more compelling or poetic running companion than Vybarr Cregan-Reid. He inspires us not just to run, but to be truly alive while we are doing it."

    Scarlett Thomas
  • "A brilliant, broad-ranging and beautiful book. Like a great run into a wild landscape, it opens the heart and the mind, taking you off into the unknown, delighting at every turn and returning you changed for the better."

    Rob Cowen - author of Common Ground