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Running, Cycling and Watersports Guides

Running, Cycling and Watersports Guides

A great range of running and biking guides for the Lake District and further afield. This category also includes instructional books to help improve technique

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Cycling in the Lake District http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/cycling-lake-district.jpg

This comprehensive guide covers both day rides and a grand tour of the Lakes, with 2 options for each day of the 5 day route. It also outlines other tours including the 112-mile Fred Whitton Challenge, which takes in 7 iconic passes

Cycling in the Hebrides http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/cycling-hebrides-ss17.jpg

This new edition of Cycling in the Hebrides features a selection of routes, day rides and suggested island cycle tours throughout the Inner and Outer Hebrides and the Firth of Clyde. A must visit location for any cycle tourer

Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/trail-and-fell-inld.jpg

This invaluable guide for trail and fell runners features 40 classic routes in the most beautiful part of the country to run in, The Lake District. Routes include the Helvellyn skyline and Scafell Pike direct. 

Its A Hill, Get Over It: Fell Runnings History and Characters http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/hill-get-over-it.jpg

'Its a Hill, Get Over It' gives an in depth look at the history of the sport of Fell running, including some of its most notable characters such as Joss Naylor, Billy Bland and Bill Teasdale. 

 

Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/cycling-yorkshire-dales.jpg

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Lake District Trail Running http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/ld-trail-running.jpg

The Lake District is a mecca for Fell and Trail Runners with an endless choice of stunning and challenging routes of all distances.  This book offers 20 of the very best routes in the Lakes, the spiritual home of Fell running.

Wild Running http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/wild-running.jpg

This guide offers 150 of the best off road running routes in the country. Wild Running is all about getting out on the trails and fells and enjoying the freedom of running in the most inspirational landscapes

Trail and Mountain Running http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/trail-and-mountain-running.jpg

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North Wales Trail Running http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/northwaestrailrunning.jpg

North Wales Trail Running is a comprehensive guide to off-road running across North Wales, including Snowdonia, Anglesey and into the Llyn Peninsula and the Clwyds.

Feet in the Clouds - Richard Askwith http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/feet-in-the-clouds.jpg

Feet in the Clouds takes you into the world of competitive fell running, and author Richard Askwith's journey to compete in as many fell races as possible through one hectic season , meeting some of the legends along the way.

Trail Running - Chamonix http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/trail-run-chamonix.jpg

A mecca for trail runners, Chamonix and the Mont Blanc region has some of the finest off road running anywhere in Europe. This guide feature 40 routes graded by terrain, from wide open paths to exposed sky running

The C2C Cycle Route http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/c2c-route.jpg The C2C cycle route first opened as a formal route in 1994. It is a cyclist’s version of Alfred Wainwright’s famous Coast to Coast Walk, but follows a shorter route with considerably fewer hills.
Like The Wind Magazine http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/ltw-issues.jpg

Climbing has Alpinist, cycling has Rouluer, now running has its own sumptuous premium quality magazine....Like the Wind. Each quaterly episode is packed with inspirational tales, reportage, beautiful illustrations and stunning photography

Peak District Trail Running http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/peak-district-trail-running.jpg

A natural playground for the off-road runner, the Peak District offers a rich variety of trail rotes for all abilities. This book give you 22 selected runs with something to suit all abilities. 

Intro to Fell and Trail Running http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/intro-trail-fell-running.jpg

This Introduction booklet explains the differences between trail and fell running, with sections on uphill running, downhill running, endurance running and speed training. It has everything the novice off road runner needs to know.

Sea Kayak Navigation http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/sea-kayak-navigation.jpg

Sea Kayak Navigation concentrates on the skills and techniques to help those paddling in open water find their way accurately and in all conditions

Fixing your Feet - Prevention and Treatments for Athletes http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/fixing-your-feet.jpg

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Hiking and Biking Perus Inca Trail http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/inca-trail.jpg

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Cycling -The Pennine Bridleway http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/cycling-pennine.jpg

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Mountain Bike Southern Spain http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/51pbhwxpail._sx344_bo1,204,203,200_.jpg

Andalucia in Southern Spain offers fantastic, all season riding and is a mountain biking dream with some of the longest descents in Europe.

There is No Map in Hell - Steve Birkinshaw http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/no-map-in-hell2.jpg

The incredible story of Steve Birkinshaws attempt at the continuous circuit of all 214 Wainwright fells in the Lake District, covering a staggering distance of over 300 miles - plus many thousands of metres of ascent. 

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