Category Archives: Books

Making the nation fit, one book at a time…

Nell McAndrew’s Marathon Race Day Tips

With the London Marathon fast approaching, there’s only a few days left for those running to prepare for the big event. But before you cross the start line, Nell McAndrew shares her Race Day Tips to ensure you start off on the right foot. … Continue reading

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“Mile-a-Minute Murphy”

Guest blog by Michael Hutchinson Track racing in the 1890s was hugely popular, much more so than today. There were 17 tracks in the London area alone, some with 10,000 capacities. Brass bands, announcers, officials in striped blazers… the picture … Continue reading

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Seeing is Believing

Guest post by author Sarah Shephard What better way to mark International Women’s Day than by celebrating the sportswomen who in one way or another have been responsible for my love affair with sport? My hope for this International Women’s … Continue reading

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The Rugby World Cup – a history in photos. Out now!

Unless you’ve been stuck in a blizzard in Siberia, you’ll know that one of the world’s greatest sports events is happening right now! The Rugby World Cup 2015 has already been pronounced as the greatest edition of the tournament, breaking records in … Continue reading

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Rugby World Cup kicks off tomorrow! #theworldisoval

Great to see rugby fever at Stanfords in London. 

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The Job: Commissioning Editor, Sports and Fitness

The Opportunity Bloomsbury Publishing Plc are looking for an experienced Commissioning Editor to work on our fantastic Sports and Fitness list. Working with the Head of Department you will commission sports and fitness titles across the market, including gift titles, … Continue reading

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Rugby Books Sale Now On!

30% off all rugby books! Visit our website to see what’s on offer.

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Basketball Coaching: Out Now

Basketball is one of the most spectacular, dynamic and popular team sports on the planet, requiring a high level of fitness and skill. And success in basketball comes from a player’s ability to consistently execute the fundamental skills of the game … Continue reading

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The Other Giant Leap for Mankind

How Jonathan Edwards set a world record that’s still standing 20 years later Ben Oakley The Open University In the late evening Scandinavian sun at the 1995 World Athletics Championship, Jonathan Edwards, a British triple jumper, was the tenth to … Continue reading

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Strength and Conditioning for Football

The new season kicked off last Saturday, but it’s strength and conditioning (S&C) in pre-season preparation and training that will keep the majority of players injury-free as they return to play. But the work doesn’t stop there. S&C is now an integral … Continue reading

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