With 19 spells at various clubs in the Football League, Jon Parkin has cut an instantly recognisable figure in English football for the past 20 years. At 6" 4' and weighing in as one of football's heavyweights, Parkin has
played more than 600 games during his time, to York where he is currently top scorer. This is his no-holds barred life story.
Running is more than just a sport. It is also a magical way to get offline and recover some of the joy that modern life increasingly denies us. In this book, the author sets out to discover why running means so much to so many.
The author moved to Japan to discover more about this unique running culture and what it might teach us about the sport and about Japan. In this book he reveals, what he learned - about competition, about team work, about beating your personal bests, about form and about himself.
You can never take what you love too seriously. This book celebrates this fact. Instead of hydrogen to helium, it presents Pele to Sepp Blatter - 108 elements from the football pantheon arranged by their properties and behaviour on and off the pitch. It also includes a poster spaning over 150 years to offer an original perspective of the game.
An account of the disaster in which 96 men, women and children were killed, hundreds injured and thousands traumatised. It details the appalling treatment endured by the bereaved and survivors in the immediate aftermath, the inhumanity of the identification process and the vilification of fans in the national and international media.
Celebrating the history of cycling from BMX and mountain biking, to track and road racing, this title is suitable for anyone with a love for cycling. It features the high-performance bikes and cycling technology, along with profiles of famous cyclists, and iconic manufacturers and brands.
Uncovers the ins and outs of women's triathlon: how to wear a sports bra under a wetsuit, the competition and camaraderie, whether getting over 'jelly legs' makes you a more resilient human being. This book is suitable for both the tri-curious and the dedicated tri-hard, and for any woman looking for inspiration.
Features batsmen and bowlers past and present - who have left a lasting legacy on cricket. This title includes patient and determined defensive players, from Jack Hobbs to Hanif Mohammad and Alastair Cook transitioning to fast-paced and attacking players including Shane Warne, Fred Trueman and 'white lightning' Allan Donald, among others.
Part diary of a year running through the Northamptonshire countryside, part exploration of why we love to run without limits, this book is an account of running in a forgotten, rural way, observing wildlife and celebrating the joys of nature.
If you complete a bike race, overcoming mountain ranges and merciless weather conditions while enduring physical and psychological agony, in the slowest time, should you be branded the loser? This title flips the Tour de France on its head and tells the forgotten, often inspirational and occasionally absurd stories of the last-placed rider.
Guy Martin, international road-racing legend, maverick star of the Isle of Man TT, truck mechanic and TV presenter, lives on the edge, addicted to speed, thoroughly exhilarated by danger. This autobiography is an intense and dramatic ride.
This easy introduction to outdoor life will ensure that even a novice won't get lost in the woods while finding an activity he loves to do in the great outdoors. With 400 strategies for engaging in the outdoors, and expert tips and tricks, The Great Outdoors: A User's Guide makes Mother Nature easier to understand than ever before.
Running properly is an art, and the Alexander Technique helps runners improve their competitive performance, release tension, and lessen the risk of injury. With special exercises for the head, eyes, torso, and legs, this unique guide encourages a greater awareness of how the body functions and moves, and provides proven methods for boosting results, both in training and competition.
Focuses on the Tarahumara, a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world. This title tells their story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner.
Wembley, 30 July 1966... Geoff Hurst completes his hat trick... England are the World Cup champions. Everyone knows how the story ends, but how did it begin? How did Alf Ramsey assemble an England team to win the trophy for the first, and so far only time? This book charts the chequered path to eventual victory.
This book is largely a collection of the papers presented at the symposium Olympism, Olympic Education and Learning Legacies, organised by the Comite Internationale Pierre de Coubertin (CIPC). It was held during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games at Canterbury Christ Church University in Kent, United Kingdom.