Sport & Recreation (141)

Run Mummy Run

ISBN: 9781786852373

Author: Leanne Davies    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

If you’re a mum who wants to run, there’s nothing stopping you! When busy mum Leanne Davies set up a social media group for her and a couple of friends to ...


If you’re a mum who wants to run, there’s nothing stopping you! When busy mum Leanne Davies set up a social media group for her and a couple of friends to encourage one another to go running, she never imagined it would quickly become a nationwide network of thousands of women, all sharing a passion for the sport and a penchant for colourful compression socks. Gathering the very best of the advice and tips from the Run Mummy Run network, Leanne and co-writer Lucy have created this comprehensive beginner’s guide to running that includes sections on: From starting with a Couch To 5k plan to building up the confidence to race Fitting in running around work and family life Overcoming barriers to exercise How to keep on running when motivation wanes, and much more! Not just your average practical go-to, this book is filled with down-to-earth advice, training schedules and inspirational stories that’ll help you to be fit, healthy and happy.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 12-01-2018


$27.99
Porsche Book Vol 2

ISBN: 9783961710218

Author: teNeues    Publisher: TeNeues

What an incredible milestone in the history of the sports car: in spring 2017, the Porsche 911 was made a millionaire. That is the number of models emblazoned w...


What an incredible milestone in the history of the sports car: in spring 2017, the Porsche 911 was made a millionaire. That is the number of models emblazoned with the legendary “9-1-1” produced by Porsche since 1963. What is the definition of the 911, of a Porsche?—the language of form and technical expertise. It is the ultimate sports car. Throughout the generations, every single 911 has fascinated owners and spectators alike. Even when a particular 911 series does not resemble its predecessor, the form, sound, and performance remain inspirational—the emotions are always on board! Dreams come alive, and not just for the guys. A Porsche driver is endowed with taste, technical prowess, a vision of the future, and the trappings of material success. The 356 laid the foundation for the myth of the Porsche, and it also formed the basis for models like the American Roadster, the 550, and the 718 RS 60 Spyder. Loyal companions include family members like the Boxster, Cayman, Panamera, Macan, and even the Cayenne. Out of the running, though unforgotten, are Porsche models like the 924, 944, or even 928. Motor racing cultivated the myth from 1951 until today. Decades later the names 904, 917, 962, and currently, the 919 Hybrid, are still legends. Porsche Milestones presents the history of Porsche with elegant photos and insightful texts. Small nuggets and anecdotes—largely unheard of—occasionally shine through. A spellbinding read for those inspired by the joy of a Porsche.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2017


$115.00
The Hunting Book

ISBN: 9783961710171

Author: Oliver Dorn    Publisher: TeNeues

Whether for a passionate hunter or someone with a curiosity—this gorgeous coffee table book is a perfect gift for anyone   While a necessity in earlier times...


Whether for a passionate hunter or someone with a curiosity—this gorgeous coffee table book is a perfect gift for anyone   While a necessity in earlier times, hunting today provokes heated discussion between people for and against this most ancient of activities. Regardless, the cadre of hunters only seems to grow. The Hunting Book brings the passion and excitement that fills the heart of the hunter. Unique photos and informative text by author Oliver Dorn, a specialist in hunting-related matters, discuss the historical origins of the hunt and explains its place in today’s world. The book introduces well-established top companies (as well as newcomers) to the industry and shares top tips for hunting equipment and accessories: from handmade guns to custom-fitted hunting clothing. You’ll also learn about the best hunting grounds around the world and why various VIPs enjoy  the sport of hunting. Selected tasty wild game dishes remind us that hunting also serves a culinary purpose. The Hunting Book invites you to experience everything special about the hunt and share the fascination that it still inspires today. In that spirit, we wish you good hunting!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 275 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2017


$180.00
The Equestrian World

ISBN: 9783961710089

Author: Peter Clotten    Publisher: TeNeues

The Equestrian World takes you on a journey into a world where there is always the scent of polished leather and fresh hay in the air. Peek behind the scenes at...


The Equestrian World takes you on a journey into a world where there is always the scent of polished leather and fresh hay in the air. Peek behind the scenes at world-famous competitions—from heart-pounding head-to-head races and hard-hitting polo matches to exquisitely-controlled dressage riding. Horse expert and aficionado, Peter Clotten, takes the reins in this book and whisks us into the many sides of the equestrian sport world. Expressive portraits and informative accompanying text will acquaint you with famous riders and horse enthusiasts as well as manufacturers, saddleries, and designers who make global style statements with their creations—whether it’s mounted on a horse or in the grandstand at Ascot, St. Moritz, and elsewhere. Impressive, graceful, majestic, but also patient—for horse lovers, there is no lovelier feeling than stroking the coat of their faithful companion, saddling up, and riding off into the woods. In earlier times, the horse served primarily as a means of transportation, but now more than ever, the relationship between horse and human is characterized by an intimate bond, and riding is a way of life—not just for professionals, but for passionate hobbyists as well. The Equestrian World is the best way to take a little break from the day-to-day stresses and dive into this fantastic world. Or if you’d like to take the reins yourself, the book also describes luxurious destination resorts, glorious clubs, and rider-friendly hotels where you can get away and get a fresh new perspective on the world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 275 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2017


$180.00
40 5-Minute Jumping Fixes

ISBN: 9781570765865

Author: Wendy Murdoch    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

A comprehensive training handbook on how to improve one’s jumping. Better balance in the saddle, improved body control from head to toe, and increased influen...


A comprehensive training handbook on how to improve one’s jumping. Better balance in the saddle, improved body control from head to toe, and increased influence with your seat are just a handful of the simple fixes offered in this straightforward training manual for jumping. Most of the suggestions provided require only a few minutes to learn and offer solutions for making jumping more enjoyable for both riders and their horses. By starting and ending each ride with these simple, easy, and effective fixes, equestrians will happily and efficiently replace old habits with new ones and get out of the riding rut we all find ourselves in at some point in our riding career. Aimed at both the amateur and competent rider – with particular emphasis on making jumping more enjoyable for both rider and their horse.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 200 x 212 mm


$59.99 $29.99
Modern Eventing with Phillip Dutton

ISBN: 9781570764899

Author: Phillip Dutton    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

This comprehensively illustrated book covers training, conditioning, and competing in all three phases of events: dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. In ...


This comprehensively illustrated book covers training, conditioning, and competing in all three phases of events: dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. In addition, Dutton includes full chapters describing the special needs of the event horse, with tips and advice from the top experts who make up his internationally respected eventing team — his groom, his farrier, and his veterinarian. One will find guidance in everything from daily maintenance to braiding and turnout, and from hoof care and studs to common health issues and "vet box" care of your horse during competitions. With tips for finding the right event prospect, whatever the level of experience, as well as Dutton's own schooling exercises, both on the flat and over fences, the book promises to give one the leg up one needs for a safe and confident start in the sport. Everything You Need to Excel in Eventing Tack & Equipment • Finding the Right Horse • Putting • Together an Eventing Team • Horse & Rider Fitness • Basic Dressage Schooling • Cross-Country: No Fences • Cross-Country Jumping • Introduction to Show Jumping • Mental Preparation for Horse & Rider • Warming Up for Each Phase • Riding the Dressage Test • Walking the Cross-Country Course • Planning the Show Jumping Round • Staying Clear and Making Time • Grooming, Braiding, & Quarter Marks • Feeding the Working Athlete • Hoof Maintenance, Shoes, & Studs • Common Health Problems • Care of the Event Horse During Competition • And So Much More!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 210 x 261 mm


$75.00
Rider Biomechanics

ISBN: 9781910016145

Author: Mary Wanless    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

Through Rider Biomechanics, one gains a complete understanding of the biomechanics of the rider via a new understanding of fascia — the fabric of the body tha...


Through Rider Biomechanics, one gains a complete understanding of the biomechanics of the rider via a new understanding of fascia — the fabric of the body that links muscles into functional chains, rather like strings of sausages. Within both human and equine bodies these form 'lines of pull', affecting posture, movement, stability and mobility. Through clear 'how to' descriptions, coupled with copious illustrations, the reader learns how to rebalance the tension within and between one's own 'lines of pull'. The ultimate task is to use this developing awareness to rebalance the tension in the horse's 'line of pull', gaining much more influence over his carriage and movement. The secrets of talented riders are laid bare. KEY POINTS Explains how the body's connective tissue ultimately determines the balance of horse and rider Provides a map and techniques for rebalancing the 'lines of pull' creating better balance between horse and rider Illustrations and photographs throughout explain the 'lines of pull' and how to reorganise and influence one's horse


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 214 x 283 mm


Publication Date: 22-05-2017


$55.00
The Byrne Identity

ISBN: 9781784614614

Author: Lee Byrne    Publisher: Y Lolfa

Charting his unlikely route from humble beginnings on a tough Bridgend estate and working on building sites to the top of world rugby as a Grand Slam winner and...


Charting his unlikely route from humble beginnings on a tough Bridgend estate and working on building sites to the top of world rugby as a Grand Slam winner and Test Lion, Lee Byrne's autobiography sheds new light on one of the brightest talents to grace the Welsh game. Byrne talks frankly about the joy of playing at the highest level for Scarlets, ospreys, Wales and the Lions, as well as his off-field antics. He gives an insider's glimpse into Welsh rugby under Warren Gatland and the tactics and psychology employed. He reveals for the first time the true story behind the end of his international career and his struggles with depression following his forced retirement from the game after injury, and discusses his dyslexia, a condition he only recently discovered he has. A rugby memoir unlike others in its remarkable emotional range and its power to make readers laugh but also cry. Byrne's account of the aftermath of Jerry Collins' death makes for particularly moving reading.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Publication Date: 23-10-2017


$29.99
The New Anatomy for Strength & Fitness Training

ISBN: 9781504800518

Author: Mark Vella    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

Perfect for beginning and advanced fitness practitioners alike, this is an in-depth look into the most magnificent machine ever created--the human body. Using d...


Perfect for beginning and advanced fitness practitioners alike, this is an in-depth look into the most magnificent machine ever created--the human body. Using detailed anatomical illustrations, The New Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training provides you visual insight into what happens to this organic machine during exercise--muscles and tendons working in concert to strengthen your body's building blocks. With a basic knowledge of how the body works, you can buff up your body with the book's 90 exercises, grouped by body region and involving gym machines, free weights and body weight/stretching, as well as yoga and Pilates. Each exercise is vividly illustrated by a full-colour anatomical illustration of the targeted muscles, together with instructions on execution and technique.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 13-10-2017


$39.99
Why We Ride

ISBN: 9781620082287

Author: Mark Barnes    Publisher: Companion House

Why would anyone want to do something as dangerous as motorcycling? For those who love to ride, no explanation is necessary. For everyone else, there’s Why We...


Why would anyone want to do something as dangerous as motorcycling? For those who love to ride, no explanation is necessary. For everyone else, there’s Why We Ride. Designed as both an explanation for outsiders and an anthem for those within the fold, this new book presents the insights of Mark Barnes, PhD, a motorcycling clinical psychologist. As a popular columnist at Motorcycle Consumer News for more than twenty years, Dr. Barnes articulates the elusive physical, emotional, and interpersonal elements that make the world of the motorcyclist such a rich and exciting place. His wide-ranging text covers both sports psychology and the psychoanalysis of common riding experiences, including the results of Dr. Barnes’ own empirical research. Heartfelt and thought provoking, here is a straightforward account of what makes real motorcyclists tick. Inside Why We Ride: • What makes the hazards and hardships of riding a motorcycle worthwhile • An Examination of the complex gratifications, relentlessly compelling passions, and deeply personal experiences that motivate motorcyclists • Sports psychology and psychoanalysis of common riding experiences • Results of the author’s own empirical research on the motives of motorcyclists • A special section on how riders achieve the quasi-mystical state of “Flow,” a concept currently at the center of modern sports psychology


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 178 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 02-10-2017


$49.99
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