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Magnify Salt-water Fishing: A Step-by-step Handbook
Salt-water Fishing: A Step-by-step Handbook

Salt-water Fishing: A Step-by-step Handbook


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Description: This book is a concise and comprehensive introduction to the world of sea angling. It covers the two main aspects of the sport: fishing from shore and boat fishing. A visual gallery provides information about the major species that the salt-water angler is likely to encounter, from the common cod and bass to the more challenging blue shark and thornback ray. Helpful advice is given on recognition, size potential and feeding habits, as well as top tips for catching fish. Separate sections deal with the use of natural and artificial baits, and the different types available. The book is an essential guide for both the beginner and the more experienced salt-water angler.
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Author: Martin Ford
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Great Marathon Running

Great Marathon Running


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Description: Great Marathon Running is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to how to train for and successfully complete a marathon. Whatever the aim - whether to be quick, raise money or just finish - in just 96 pages readers will discover the essential training points and how to go from complete starter to marathon runner in just a few months. Ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious, Great Marathon Running is a quick, no-effort solution for those who've always toyed with the idea, but now want to find out more about it. GET THE BEST TRAINING PLAN EAT RIGHT OVERCOME INJURY IMPROVE YOUR TIME STAY MOTIVATED ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
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Author: Tim Rogers
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Product ID: 9781444122961
 
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Keep Calm And Run On

Keep Calm And Run On


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Description: ' Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.' Dean Karnazes MOTIVATIONAL ADVICE FOR RUNNERS For those who know the fix that running provides, but sometimes need a little persuasion to get their trainers on, look no further. This book is filled with inspiring, motivational and uplifting quotes to help you push through the pain and keep on running.
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Fishings Strangest Tales

Fishings Strangest Tales


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Description: Extraordinary but true stories from over two hundred years of angling history. Fishing's Strangest Tales gathers together choice stories and bizarre fishing tales from all over the world. Consider the Oxford scientist who in 1910 discovered the marvellous life-giving properties of brandy to fish who had otherwise gasped their last. Or how about the nine-year-old boy fishing for trout who caught a large mussel - containing no less than forty pearls - and managed to earn more in one day than his father, a farm worker, had earned in the last five years? Fishing's Strangest Days is full of fascinating tales that may sound fishy and unbelievable but will have have you caught hook, line and sinker. Word count: 60,000
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Author: Tom Quinn
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Product ID: 9781911042457
 
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Inspiration And Motivation For Runners

Inspiration And Motivation For Runners


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Description: ' Every day is a good day when you run.' Kevin Nelson RUN MORE - RUN BETTER - RUN NOW! This colourful little book of uplifting quotes and tailored tips delivers motivational sparks and hearty encouragement for runners. Read it, run with it, use it as a training weight - whatever you do it, the aim is simple: to get you running!
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Author: Ali Clarke
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Product ID: 9781849537056
 
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The Compleat Angler

The Compleat Angler


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Description: ' I envy no body but him, and him only, that catches more fish than I do.' A unique celebration of the English countryside and the most famous book on angling ever published, Walton's Compleat Angler first appeared in 1653. In 1676, at Walton's invitation, his friend Charles Cotton contributed his pioneering exploration of fly-fishing. The book is both a manual of instruction and a vision of society in harmony with nature. It guides the novice fisherman on how to catch and cook a variety of fish, on how to select and prepare the best bait and make artificial flies, and on the habits of freshwater fish. It also promotes angling as a communal activity in which the bonds of friendship are forged through shared experience of the natural world. Anecdotes, poetry, music, and song intersperse the rural descriptions, which promote conservation as well as sport. This new edition highlights the book's continuing relevance to our relationship with the environment, and explores the turbulent history from which it came. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Author: Izaak Walton
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Getting Started At Fly Fishing For Trout

Getting Started At Fly Fishing For Trout


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Description: In this practical, easy-to-understand guide, Allan Sefton explains everything a new fly fisher needs to know. He covers modern fishing tackle, up-to-the-minute methods, how to develop the correct technical skills, right through to preparing and cooking the catch. He'll help you to understand why techniques work and how to avoid the pitfalls. Gain insight into the world of the trout and understand why they behave as they do.
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Author: Allan Sefton
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Product ID: 9780716022886
 
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The Way Of The Runner

The Way Of The Runner


Category: Other Sports
Description: Welcome to Japan, the most running-obsessed nation on earth, where: a long-distance relay race is the country's biggest annual sporting event; companies sponsor their own running teams, paying the athletes like employees; and marathon monks run a thousand marathons in a thousand days to reach spiritual enlightenment. Adharanand Finn - award-winning author of Running with the Kenyans - moved to Japan to discover more about this unique running culture and what it might teach us about the sport and about Japan. As an amateur runner about to turn forty, he also hoped find out whether the Japanese approach to training might help him keep improving. What he learned - about competition, about team work, about beating your personal bests, about form and about himself - will fascinate anyone who is keen to explore why we run, and how we might do it better.
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Author: Adharanand Finn
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The Guga Hunters

The Guga Hunters


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Description: Every year, ten men from Ness, at the northern tip of the Isle of Lewis, sail north-east for some forty miles to a remote rock called Sulasgeir. Their mission is to catch and harvest the guga; the almost fully grown gannet chicks nesting on the two hundred foot high cliffs that circle the tiny island, which is barely half a mile long. After spending a fortnight in the arduous conditions that often prevail there, they return home with around two thousand of the birds, pickled and salted and ready for the tables of Nessmen and women both at home and abroad. The Guga Hunters tells the story of the men who voyage to Sulasgeir each year and the district they hail from, bringing out the full colour of their lives, the humour and drama of their exploits. They speak of the laughter that seasons their time together on Sulasgeir, of the risks and dangers they have faced. It also provides a fascinating insight into the social history of Ness, the culture and way-of-life that lies behind the world of the Guga Hunters, the timeless nature of the hunt, and reveals the hunt's connections to the traditions of other North Atlantic countries. Told in his district's poetry and prose, English and - occasionally - Gaelic, Donald S. Murray shows how the spirit of a community is preserved in this most unique of exploits.
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Author: Donald S. Murray
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Product ID: 9781780273051
 
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100 Metre Men

100 Metre Men


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Description: It takes just under 10 seconds to run, but to the winner of Athletics' men's 100 metres goes the accolade of The Fastest Man on Earth. 100 Metre Men, first published in 1988 as a tie-in to the Thames Television series The Fastest Men on Earth, is reissued in paperback format, fully revised and updated to include the incredible men's 100 metres final at the London 2012 Games when Usain Bolt won his second gold medal. Each chapter discusses not only the race itself, but also the preliminary rounds, dramas and controversies and includes interviews with all the key players, not just the champion. Immaculately researched and written in an entertaining style 100 Metre Men brings to life some of the greatest athletes who ever set foot on a running track.
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Author: Neil Duncanson
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Product ID: 9780233005027
 
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Extreme Fishing

Extreme Fishing


Category: Other Sports
Description: Actor and passionate fisherman Robson Green is on a mission to discover the weird, the wonderful and the way-off-limits that the angling world has to offer. Working alongside some of the finest in their field, his exhilarating adventure series Extreme Fishing with Robson Green takes him to the greatest fishing destinations ever seen; chasing the most elusive and terrifying creatures on the planet, learning new tricks, hearing old stories and eating pretty much everything he catches. From ice fishing in Siberia, mining eggs on the side of an active volcano in Papua New Guinea and struggling with the Mekong Giant Catfish in Thailand, to surviving a Force 10 hurricane on a Canadian trawler, catching a thirty-pound King Salmon in Patagonia and dancing the Salsa in Havana, this is an extraordinary modern-day fishing odyssey with tales of victory, defeat, struggle and joy. Complete with exclusive off-camera capers, top locations and best and worst catches, this laugh-out-loud adventure is jam-packed full of facts, fishing tips and, most importantly, fun.
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Author: Robson Green
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Fast Movements Make All Runners Winners!

Fast Movements Make All Runners Winners!


Category: Other Sports
Description: Fast Movements make ALL runners winners! shows how rapid movements makes all runners physically and financially winners, no matter how good or bad they are. This helpful study on running and lifestyle changes lists the extensive long term advantages that come from exercising regularly. Unlike other studies on the importance of exercise, diet and lifestyle, Ian explains that sugars are actually a necessary part of life and should be encouraged for those who exercise. The current obsession with changing our diet as a method of controlling weight gain, and avoiding type 2 diabetes, is cited as part of the current problem (as this should be secondary to exercise). Fast Movements make ALL runners winners! also suggests that by making small positive changes to how we think about diet and lifestyle will reduce the continuing rise in obesity, which has been prevalent for more than 40 years. For Ian, we should eat to live, not live to eat; we should use calories instead of burning calories. These, and other slight changes in our psychology, could move our thinking along and make society a much healthier place. This book will appeal to health professionals and scientists in the field of physiology as well as those with a general interest in diet, exercise and lifestyle. Ian was inspired by Dieting Makes you Fat by Geoffrey Cannon.
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Author: Ian Stark
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The Anglers Guide

The Anglers Guide


Category: Other Sports
Description: T. F. Salter's The Angler's Guide, 'abridged for the Use of Young Anglers', was first published in 1816, and advertised as being a complete practical treatise on Angling: ' The art of trolling and fishing for Jack & Pike, flyfishing and making, also bottom and float fishing and trimmer angling with directions how to plumb the Depth, to bait the Hooks, to make Paste, How to lay Night Lines and sniggle for Eels, and the best method of making ground bait etc.' Embellished with twenty wood engravings.
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Author: T. F. Salter
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To Reach The Clouds

To Reach The Clouds


Category: Other Sports
Description: One night in 1974, a young Frenchman secretly - and illegally - rigged a tightrope between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. At daybreak, he gave the high-wire performance of all time, making eight crossings over the course of an hour, 110 floors up above the earth, as a hundred thousand people gathered on the ground to watch. In To Reach the Clouds, now filmed as The Walk, Philippe Petit re-creates a six-year quest to realise his dream, an adventure as thrilling as the walk itself. In an unforgettable memoir he tells the story of how he conspired, connived, improvised, and insisted his way to this 'coup', abetted by a motley crew of accomplices, the occasional miracle, and his own unflagging passion. He reveals himself to be not only a virtuoso of the air but also a bold and inspired performer on the page. Animated by never-seen photographs and Petit's ingenious sketches, To Reach the Clouds is a tour de force of the imagination and a serenade to his beloved towers.
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Author: Philippe Petit
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The Practical Guide To Salt-water Fishing

The Practical Guide To Salt-water Fishing


Category: Other Sports
Description: This is a concise guide to catching fish from a beach, pier or boat, with advice on rods, reels, lines and tackle, and more than 200 practical photographs and illustrations. It includes a visual guide to the major species, including garfish, cod, bass, whiting, ling, flounder, plaice, blue shark, common skate, mackerel, turbot, and many more. It features detailed practical sections on the use of natural baits such as peeler crabs, lugorms, sandeels and squid, and artificial baits such as spinners, spoons, plugs and pirks. This book is a concise and comprehensive introduction to the world of sea angling. It covers the two main aspects of the sport: fishing from shore and boat fishing. A visual gallery provides information about the major species that the salt-water angler is likely to encounter, from the common cod and bass to the more challenging blue shark and thornback ray. Helpful advice is given on recognition, size potential and feeding habits, as well as top tips for catching fish. Separate sections deal with the use of natural and artificial baits, and the different types available. The book is an essential guide for both the beginner and the more experienced salt-water angler.
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Author: Martin Ford
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Product ID: 9780857230829
 
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Eat And Run

Eat And Run


Category: Other Sports
Description: ' Run until you can't run anymore. Then run some more. Find a new source of energy and will. Then run even faster.' The words of Scott Jurek, a dominant force - and darling - in the gruelling and growing sport of ultrarunning for more than a decade. In 1999, as a complete unknown, he took the lead in the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile jaunt over the Gold Rush trails of America's Sierra Nevada. He went on to win that race seven years in a row. Jurek was also one of the elite runners who travelled to Mexico to run with the Tarahumara Indians, as profiled in the international bestseller Born to Run. His accomplishments are nothing short of extraordinary. In Eat and Run, Jurek opens up about his life and career as an elite athlete, and about the vegan diet that is key to his success. From his Midwestern childhood of hunting and fishing to his slow transition to ultrarunning and veganism, to his epic, record-breaking races, Jurek's story shows the power of an iron will and the importance of thinking of food as fuel. Full of stories of endurance and competition as well as practical advice and some of his original recipes, Eat and Run will motivate people to go the distance, whether that means getting out for a first run, expanding your food horizons, or simply exploring the limits of human potential.
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Author: Scott Jurek
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Run Wild

Run Wild


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Description: Boff Whalley just likes running - the places it takes him, the moments of exhilaration and snapshots of natural beauty that he adds to his mental album. This is not a man who signs up to big city marathons and pounds the pavements. With his down to earth voice and a great sense of humour, Boff writes about how running brings a real world of discovery and adventure, from reaching the top of a mountain with the sun at your back and moon in front creating two shadows, to running up Mt Fuji on a break from work. For Boff, running is about freedom, experiencing of the world, your place in it and generally just enjoying yourself. Running is a way to get back to that simplest of relationships - the one between our feet and the earth.
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Author: Boff Whalley
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Magnify How To Fish: Coarse - Game - Sea
How To Fish: Coarse - Game - Sea

How To Fish: Coarse - Game - Sea


Category: Other Sports
Description: This book is an in-depth guide to all aspects of angling, illustrated with more than 450 practical and identification photographs. It includes the descriptions and information on the various species, where to fish for them and what features to look out for. It includes an advice on the types of bait and the tackle to use to guarantee success. It offers tactical information that helps you identify the best places to fish for each species. It includes a special feature on fishing abroad, written and photographed by internationally renowned angler John Wilson. Fishing is enjoyed in different forms all over the world by people of all ages and abilities. This volume is a guide to all aspects of game, coarse and sea angling. It features descriptions of the various species, information on where to fish and what to look for, and advice on the best types of bait and tackle to catch the fish you are hunting. If you feel adventurous and want to travel further afield, the book also includes a special chapter on fishing abroad. From Spain to South Africa, you will be tempted to take a trip and share the excitement of fighting those monster catches. The book is particularly useful for those wanting to expand their skills and explore new possibilities.
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Author: Bruce Vaughan
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The Unseen

The Unseen


Category: Other Sports
Description: Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017 Nobody can leave an island. An island is a cosmos in a nutshell, where the stars slumber in the grass beneath the snow. But occasionally someone tries ... Ingrid Barroy is born on an island that bears her name - a holdfast for a single family, their livestock, their crops, their hopes and dreams. Her father dreams of building a quay that will connect them to the mainland, but closer ties to the wider world come at a price. Her mother has her own dreams - more children, a smaller island, a different life - and there is one question Ingrid must never ask her. Island life is hard, a living scratched from the dirt or trawled from the sea, so when Ingrid comes of age, she is sent to the mainland to work for one of the wealthy families on the coast. But Norway too is waking up to a wider world, a modern world that is capricious and can be cruel. Tragedy strikes, and Ingrid must fight to protect the home she thought she had left behind. Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw
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Author: Roy Jacobsen
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Product ID: 9781848666108
 
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Fat Man To Green Man

Fat Man To Green Man


Category: Other Sports
Description: Despite believing he was bionic as a child, Ira Rainey was far from an elite athlete with superhuman running abilities like the ones he read about in books. He was in fact an overweight and unfit slacker who felt a bit sorry for himself because he had sore feet. Sure he ran a bit, but he also sat around a lot and ate and drank too much. Why? Because he could, and because he was a delusional optimist who thought everything would always be just fine. That was until a friend was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given months to live. It was an event that would push Ira to tackle his apathy towards life and take on the challenge of becoming an ultramarathon runner, pushing himself to go further than he had ever gone before. Award winning, Fat Man to Green Man: From Unfit to Ultramarathon is a warm and humorous account of one man's quest to uncover his true super powers as he journeys from fat to fit, and taking in everything that came between the two. It is a story of fields and friendships; mud and maps; but more importantly learning how to push yourself to achieve what you would never believe you could - and how to deal with the consequences. Fat Man to Green Man is shortlisted for the British Sports Book Awards 2014 ( Best New Writer) and won the silver award for running books in The 2014 Running Awards, an award voted for by runners.
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Author: Ira Rainey
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Still Not Bionic

Still Not Bionic


Category: Other Sports
Description: If running extreme distances is as much about mental endurance as physical, how do you keep going when your internal monologue turns against you? That was the simple question Ira Rainey faced when the darkness of depression cast its long shadow over his life. The answer it turned out was far from straightforward. Following on chronologically from award-winning Fat Man to Green Man: From Unfit to Ultramarathon, this second book examines how important mental state, support, and friendship are, not just to running long distances, but to life and happiness as a whole. It's not a book about winning, nor is it written as a guide, a how to, or an instruction manual. It's simply an honest window into the world of unremarkable ultramarathon running. Still Not Bionic follows Ira's turbulent journey as he battles his inner demons across mountains, along coastal paths, and beside canals in his attempt to undertake the ultimate quest of completing a one-hundred mile footrace across England.
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Author: Ira Rainey
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Obstacle Race Training

Obstacle Race Training


Category: Other Sports
Description: The beauty of obstacle course racing is that it gets you out of your everyday routine and lets you experience life. If you are stuck in a cubicle or trapped in an urban jungle--congested traffic and crowds are your daily obstacles. Running an obstacle course race gives you the chance to get back to nature--to roll in it, get dirty, and tap into your primal self so you can experience life--in the raw, unedited and real. Margaret Schlachter, creator of Dirt In Your Skirt blog, is one the foremost competitors in obstacle course racing today. She put together this simple guide to make your obstacle race experience everything it's supposed to be--a test of your true self. She describes first-hand her personal training methods in learning to climb a rope, scale a wall, flip a tire, throw a spear, and carry a sandbag. More importantly, she provides guidance on how to get yourself mentally and spiritually prepared for the big day--and how to dig deep within yourself during a race to find the last ounce of strength to carry you across that finish line. Every weekend thousands of competitors run obstacle races all over the world. Winning or losing is secondary. More important for them is the ability to meet the physical and mental challenges and achieve personal success by completing the race. Obstacle Race Training is an invaluable resource that enables each and every competitor to experience the maximum level of success that they are capable of.
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Author: Margaret Schlachter
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Runners World The Runners Brain: How To Think Smarter To Run Better

Runners World The Runners Brain: How To Think Smarter To Run Better


Category: Other Sports
Description: Runner's World's The Runner's Brain will show readers how to unlock and capture the miraculous potential of the body's most mysterious and intriguing organ and rewire their minds for a lifetime of athletic success. The book combines cutting-edge brain science and leading-edge sport psychology that the author Jeff Brown uses both in his private practice as a Harvard-trained clinical psychologist specializing in sport and performance psychology and as part of the medical team of several major road races including the Boston and Chicago Marathons. Chock-full of entertaining tales from runners of all abilities including some of the greats and branded by the foremost authority in running, Runner's World, readers get trustworthy information that's been proven to work both in the lab and on the road. Dr. Brown also touches upon his personal experience dealing with aggrieved runners in the medical tent following the tragic events at the 2013 Boston Marathon.
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Author: Jeff Brown
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Life Of A Chalkstream

Life Of A Chalkstream


Category: Other Sports
Description: This delightful book records a year in the life of an essentially English waterscape, one that is home to a vast array of wildlife and natural habitat of the keen angler - the chalkstream. Simon Cooper grew up in Hampshire, where he first fell in love with fly fishing. Only after moving away did he realise how little people knew about the secret world of the chalkstreams. Chalkstreams are nearly exclusive to England, ranging from Dorset to Yorkshire and including the famous River Test in Hampshire. Every river is special in its own right. Life of a Chalkstream is a lyrical and revealing voyage through the yearly cycle of this unique waterway. From the remarkable spectacle of salmon, sea trout and brown trout spawning in winter, to the emergence of water voles in spring and the explosion of mayflies in the early days of summer, the author evocatively describes the natural wonders of the chalkstream. He introduces us to the fascinating diversity of life that inhabits its waters and environs - the fish, the angling community, the plant life and the wildlife. We learn how neglect threatens these inhabitants and why the fight to save the chalkstreams is so vital, not only for fishermen, but for anybody who values the beauty of rural England.
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Author: Simon Cooper
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On Fishing At Sea

On Fishing At Sea


Category: Other Sports
Description: ' Though most of my life seems to have been spent on the banks of lakes and rivers, I have always been drawn to the sea'. Through twenty-two casts, Britain's best-known freshwater fisherman quits land in favour of the sea. There, he discovers the many pleasures of the coast: wild shores, unpredictable waves, the violent collision of the elements, and, of course, fish that glisten and dart beneath a never-still surface. From childhood remembrances of saltwater escapades to more recent discoveries, Chris Yates brings the sea and its many wonders to scintillating life.
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Author: Chris Yates
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Running With The Kenyans

Running With The Kenyans


Category: Other Sports
Description: After years of watching Kenyan athletes win the world's biggest races, from the Olympics to big city marathons, Runner's World contributor Adharanand Finn set out to discover just what it was that made them so fast - and to see if he could keep up. Packing up his family (and his running shoes), he moved from Devon to the small town of Iten, in Kenya, home to hundreds of the country's best athletes. Once there he laced up his shoes and ventured out onto the dirt tracks, running side by side with Olympic champions, young hopefuls and barefoot schoolchildren. He ate their food, slept in their training camps, interviewed their coaches, and his children went to their schools. And at the end of it all, there was his dream, to join the best of the Kenyan athletes in his first marathon, an epic race through lion country across the Kenyan plains. With global attention on both the London Marathon in April 2012 and the London Olympics in the summer, there has never been a more exciting time to experience what it is really like to train and race with the stars of distance running.
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Author: Adharanand Finn
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Feet In The Clouds

Feet In The Clouds


Category: Other Sports
Description: Nearly 10 years after its first publication, Aurum are re-issuing this classic running book which has defined a genre. It includes an introduction from bestselling author Robert Macfarlane and an epilogue from Richard Askwith. The concept of fell-running is simple: it's a sport that involves running over mountains - sometimes one, sometimes many. It's also immensely demanding. While running uphill is a stamina-sapping slog, running pell-mell down the other side requires the agility - and even recklessness - of a mountain goat. And there's the weather to contend with. It may make the sports pages only rarely, but in areas like the Lake District and Snowdonia fell-running is the basis of a whole culture - indeed, race organisers sometimes have to turn competitors away so that fragile mountain uplands are not irrevocably damaged by too many thundering feet. Fixtures like the annual Ben Nevis and Snowdon races attract runners from all over Britain, and beyond. Others, such as the Wasdale and Ennerdale fell runs in the Lakeland valleys - gruelling marathons of more than 20 miles - remain truly local events for which the whole community turns out, with many of the runners back on the same fells the next day tending sheep. Now, Richard Askwith explores the world of fell-running in the only legitimate way: by donning his Ron Hill vest and studded shoes to spend a season running as many of the great fell races as he can, from Borrowdale to Ben Nevis: an arduous schedule that tests the very limits of one's stamina and courage. Over the months he also meets the greats of fell-running - like the remarkable Joss Naylor, who to celebrate his fiftieth birthday ran all 214 major Lakeland fells in a single week; Billy Bland, the combative Borrowdale man whose astounding records still stand for many of the top races; and Bill Teasdale, a hero of the sport's earlier, professional days, whom he tracks down to his tiny cottage in the northern Lakes. And ultimately Askwith's obsession drives him to attempt the ultimate challenge: the Bob Graham Round - a non-stop circuit of 42 of the Lake District's highest peaks to be completed within 24 hours. This is a portrait of one of the few sports to have remained utterly true to its roots - in which the point is not fame or fortune but to run the ancient, wild landscape, and to be a hero, if at all, within one's own valley. Feet in the Clouds is a chronicle of a masochistic but admirable sporting obsession, an insight into one of the oldest extreme sports, and a lyrical tribute to Britain's mountains and the men and women who live among them.
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Author: Richard Askwith
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The Book Of Gun Trivia

The Book Of Gun Trivia


Category: Other Sports
Description: Offering a step by step guide through interesting gun facts and statistics, Gordon Rottman presents The Book of Gun Trivia. Covering a range of subjects, such as weapons designations, where rifles get their names from, the longest serving rifles and everything in between, this book brings together everything you ever needed to know about guns and ammunition and much more besides. Alongside the key facts and figures, Gordon Rottman also breaks apart popular myths and misconceptions about both weapons and ammunition, putting his years of military service to good use.
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Author: Gordon L. Rottman
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Extreme Sleeps

Extreme Sleeps


Category: Other Sports
Description: Veteran globetrotter Phoebe Smith sets out to prove that outdoor adventures are available in the UK which rival anything found elsewhere in the world. In this sometimes scary, frequently funny and intriguing journey around the country, Phoebe attempts to discover and conquer its wildest places. From spending the night in the decaying wreckage of a World War Two bomber at Bleaklow to pitching next to the adrenaline-inducing sheer drops of Lizard Point, Phoebe's extreme sleeps defy her perceptions of the great outdoors and teach her about herself along the way.
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Author: Phoebe Smith
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Running Hot and Cold

Running Hot and Cold


Category: Other Sports
Description: It's now a common sight to see people of all ages and abilities running through our towns, parks and rural areas; but it can still be surprising where the running journey can take us. Doug Richards was indifferent to exercise until, approaching his middle years, he became increasingly aware of his declining fitness. So Doug took up running. Rather slowly at first; but he made steady progress. Follow Doug's journey - overcoming modern-life obstacles including a marriage breakdown, work-related stress, anxiety and depression - from that very first one-mile run to marathons at home and abroad. And so on to wider and wilder horizons. How do you prepare for running 140 miles across the Sahara Desert? How does a bus-pass-bearing pensioner stay upright running on Greenland's polar ice-cap? Read of a confrontation with elephants in South Africa, puddles in the desert in China and the emotional rollercoaster of running in tsunami-ravaged Sri Lanka.
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