Laura Trott and Jason Kenny - The Inside Track

Author: Laura Trott,Jason Kenny

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781782437963


Page: 288

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The official autobiography of the Rio Olympics' golden couple. Through an integrated narrative Laura Trott and Jason Kenny retrace the steps of a journey to gold-medal success at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Told thematically, this book will take the reader behind the scenes of British cycling's Olympic training and preparation (both mentally and physically); the highs and lows, and trials and difficulties of turning professional; the personal sacrifices endured along the way; and how they were individually inspired to take up cycling in the first place.From Bolton and Cheshunt to Beijing, London and Rio, this combined autobiography will have Laura and Jason's relationship at its core, while detailing how being in the unique position of competing in the same sport, but not together or against each other, impacts their lives, and how it can be both a blessing and a curse. It will compare their different experiences of competing at junior level, and explore the roles of family, friends and relationships along the way that led them to the senior circuit, to meeting each other and, eventually, falling in love.Reliving their individual successes at the World Championships and Commonwealth Games, and the Olympic performances that cemented their positions at the very top of their sport, Laura and Jason will explain what keeps them motivated, and exactly how one goes about becoming a nation's most successful Olympic athlete.This book will reveal for the first time the people behind the medals and will entertain, encourage and inspire anyone that picks it up.

Laura Trott and Jason Kenny

Author: Laura Trott,Jason Kenny

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782437991

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 2975

10 gold medals don't come easy... First comes the graft. Thousands of hours on the pedals, forever turning left, following that black line round, pushing your body harder than it is designed to go. Then comes the sacrifice. All familiar pleasures stripped away in search of perfection. Then the pain. Muscles burning, stomach churning, an ache in the bones. To pull all of this together to achieve an Olympic gold is impressive; to be part of a couple doing this in the same sport is rare; to do it ten times between you is unprecedented. Laura Trott and Jason Kenny, Britain's most successful female and male Olympians, invite us into their world, on to the boards of the velodrome and down the back straight of British pro cycling to give us the inside track on what it takes to become a champion. This is the story of the races that gripped a nation; one of sprints and pursuits, tactics, mind games, medals and trials; of being so tired you collapse by the side of the track, so out of form you can't finish a practice session; of what goes through the mind of an Olympian as they power towards the finish line; and of how a boy from Bolton and a girl from Cheshunt became the best in the world, while finding in each other the perfect partner.

End to End

Author: Paul Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408712725

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7786

'A really great read, fascinating, moving' Adrian Chiles The End to End record is the longest place-to-place cycling record in Britain. It is a daunting 842 miles and for the men and women who attempt to break the record, there can be no second place, only the binary outcome of total success or failure. Paul Jones decided to ride from Land's End to John O' Groats to try to understand the relentless physical and mental challenges involved. End to End is a captivating and beautifully written narrative. A lyrical account of the journey sits alongside meetings with amazing cyclists; people like Eileen Sheridan; who covered the distance in under three days in 1954, or current men's record holder Michael Broadwith who did it in a scarcely believable 43 hours. End to End is a portrayal of hope and ambition, of what happens when things go wrong and how hard it is to make them right. It is about courage, obsession and joy, but above all else, it is a compelling exploration of why journeys matter for all of us. 'A brilliant book, a triple trip: one on the road, one in History and one into the author's mind. Cycling is about all that' Paul Fournel 'Jones's funny and affectionate book is a celebration of "the fellowship of the road"' Spectator 'A truly excellent book . . . Paul Jones's End To End is a wonderful, sometimes frenetic and deeply honest book by a man bursting with passion for cycling, its cultures and lore, and people who do extraordinary things' BikeRadar

Gene Eating

Author: Giles Yeo

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1841882941

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 2746

'It is rare to find a book, written by a world-class scientist, that is both informative and entertaining. Giles not only delves into the science of obesity but, with honesty and great precision, skewers many of the more foolish fad diets out there. ' DR MICHAEL MOSLEY, bestselling author of The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet 'A hard-to-fault book written in a way that entertains as well as it informs ... Yeo's study of human appetite is packed with insights and revelations, incorporating up-to-date scientific thinking ... It's an anti-diet diet book you can trust' DAILY EXPRESS 'I really enjoy working with Giles - he makes so much sense, and cuts through the confusion about diet and health with refreshing directness. His excellent book Gene Eating busts myths and homes in on what you really need need to know. It's been a genuine help to me and I'm sure it will be to everyone who reads it.' HUGH FEARNLEY-WHITTINGSTALL 'Dr Yeo is a leading scientist in the field of obesity and one of our best science communicators. Everyone worried about their weight ought to read this book to digest its message about the importance of genetics.' ROBERT PLOMIN, author of Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are 'An excellent and engaging book, but also an important one. It is about time that a serious, respected academic provided a voice of reason' Anthony Warner aka THE ANGRY CHEF 'Gene Eating is just a fantastic book exactly as you'd expect - but more so. Mainly it's very funny, packed with science and trivia and genuinely helpful weightloss and nutrition info' DR CHRIS VAN TULLEKEN, the BBC Why are we all getting fatter? Why are some people hungrier than others? And why don't diets work? In an age of misinformation and pseudo-science, the world is getting fatter and the diet makers are getting richer. So how do we break this cycle that's killing us all? Drawing on the very latest science and his own genetic research at Cambridge University, Dr Giles Yeo has written the seminal 'anti-diet' diet book. Exploring the history of our food, debunking marketing nonsense and toxic diet advice, and confronting the advocates of 'clean eating', Dr Giles translates his pioneering research into an engaging, must-read study of the human appetite. Inspiring and revelatory, Gene Eating is an urgent and essential book that will empower us all with the facts we need to establish healthy relationships with food - and change the way we eat

Sam Quek

Author: Sam Quek

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1526733501

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 3127

Sam Quek is mainly known for her starring role in the 2016 Olympic gold medal winning hockey team. This was the first time a British ladies team had won gold, but what is much less known is that Sams rise to the top of her spot was far from easy.Sam missed out on being part of Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics but competed for England at the 2013 EuroHockey tournament and 2014 Commonwealth Games, which she won silver medals. She won the gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics after the GB hockey team beat the Netherlands on penalties.How Sam overcame the bitter disappointment of being overlooked for the two previous Olympics and ensured that she wouldnt miss out again are revealed here for the first time. She also tells of her tough childhood and her battle to reach the heights that she has.She then went on to further fame by appearing in Im a Celebrity where she proved to be hugely popular with the viewing public, eventually finishing fourth.Sam now presents a variety of sports for TV, including men and womens football, NFL and hockey. She has been signed up to be the main presenter for the womens World Hockey Championships in 2018, held in August.She is hugely popular on social media with thousands of followers on twitter and instagram. Sam also has some very strong views on how women are portrayed in sport and their treatment by both coaches and the media. This is a hugely topical subject at the moment and promises to remain so for some time.

The Talent Lab

Author: Owen Slot,Simon Timson,Chelsea Warr

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147352850X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 1930

Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award Simon Timson and Chelsea Warr were the Performance Directors of UK Sport, tasked with the outrageous objective of delivering even greater success to Team GB and ParalympicsGB at Rio than in 2012. Something no other host nation had ever achieved in the next Games. In The Talent Lab, Owen Slot brings unique access to Team GB’s intelligence, sharing for the first time the incredible breakthroughs and insights they discovered that often extend way beyond sport. Using lessons from organisations as far afield as the Yehudi Menuhin School of Music, the NFL Draft, the Royal College of Surgeons and the SAS, it shows how talent can be discovered, created, shaped and sustained. Charting the success of the likes of Chris Hoy, Max Whitlock, Adam Peaty, Ed Clancy, Lizzy Yarnold, Dave Henson, Tom Daley, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Katherine Grainger, the Brownlee Brothers, Helen Glover, Anthony Joshua and the women’s hockey team, The Talent Lab tells just how it was done and how any team, business or individual might learn from it.


Author: Nick Littlehales

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241975980

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 6723

Proven solutions for better nights, from the 'sleep guru' to sports stars including Cristiano Ronaldo One third of our lives are spent trying to sleep. Most us have disturbed, restless nights and rely on a cocktail of caffeine and sugar to drag us through the day. Yet the hours we spend in bed shape our mood, motivation and decision-making skills - defining our performance in work, at home and keeping fit. We need a new approach to sleep. One that helps us cope with our ever more demanding days and always be our personal best. Nick Littlehales is the elite sleep coach to some of the world's leading sports stars and teams, across Premiership and international football, British Cycling and Team Sky, rugby and Olympic sports. His groundbreaking practical techniques have transformed the way athletes approach sleep, unlocking higher levels of mental and physical recovery, personal best performances and ultimately a winning mindset. Now he lays bare his strategies for us all to use. From your personal sleep characteristics and cycles, to posture and bedding, he sets out achievable ways to get the highest possible quality of sleep recovery. Read Sleep, learn from the best in sport, and kickstart a more confident, successful and happier you. Nick Littlehales is the leading elite sport sleep coach to the biggest names in the sporting world, including British Cycling & Team Sky's recording-breaking cyclists, top Premiership and international football teams and players, Rugby Union and Rugby League, and Olympic and Paralympic athletes from rowing, sailing, marathon, triathlon, swimming, Winter sports and athletics. He has 30 years' experience in the world of sleep science, and has spent 16 years working with elite athletes. A former professional golfer and chairman of the UK Sleep Council, Nick has conducted many practical and clinical research projects into sleeping habits. His proven approach to achieving the optimum night's sleep is endorsed by leading professionals in sport and business.

Best Baby Names for 2019

Author: Siobhan Thomas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473560349

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 496

View: 1833

The quick and easy way to find the perfect name for your new arrival. From Arthur to Zipporah, choosing a name for your baby has never been easier with this ultimate baby-naming guide. With all the information on the latest naming trends, this comprehensive and easy-to-use guide is full of inspirational names. Including: - A-Z directories of over 8,000 names and their meanings - Over 100 inspirational lists - Naming trends and predictions for 2019 - Easy to navigate name lists divided into girls and boys - Tips for choosing the perfect name for your baby Including modern names and variants, plus classics that have stood the test of time, this naming guide has everything you need for finding the perfect name for your new arrival.

Goodbye To Boleyn

Author: Pete May

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1785901982

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 8229

"Essex scribe and literary Hammer Pete May writes with humour and eloquence about the most turbulent year of change at the Boleyn since Ken’s Café got a tub of Flora." Phill Jupitus West Ham's final season at the Boleyn Ground was always going to be memorable. It featured a new manager in Slaven Bilic, the arrival of a French magician called Dimitri Payet and away wins at Arsenal, Liverpool and Man City - not to mention an unexpected tilt at the top four and an epic last game at the Boleyn against Man United. But a new beginning is around the corner and, as he and his fellow Hammers prepare to swap the gritty East End streets of E13 for the shiny shopping centres of Stratford, lifelong supporter Pete May reflects on the special place the Boleyn Ground has occupied in the hearts of generations of Irons fans. Whether it's the infamous chants of the Bobby Moore Stand, the pre-match fry-ups at Ken's Café or the joys of sticky carpets, rubbish ale and blokes singing on pool tables in the pubs around Upton Park, Pete's memories are sure to resonate with legions of the claret-and-blue army as they say farewell to the Boleyn and enter a new era at the London Stadium.