Christmas stocking fillers: Sports books


Sports books are ideal Christmas stocking fillers for family and friends.

I’m a fan of most sport and fitness pursuits. Admittedly I don’t participate in much other than running and gym. But reading about sporting stories is a great way to get inspired.

The following Christmas stocking fillers provide a real mix across the genre. Now, I know you can read books on e-readers and tablets but I’m old school. There is a definite upside to having something tangible like a real book to give as a gift.

There are two key elements to a healthy, balanced fitness lifestyle. Physical and mental.

Mental resilience plays an increasingly important role in maintaining this overall healthy human balance.

This is why I’ve include a few titles that are not primarily about using up energy physically. They’re more about keeping the mind fresh.

Sport fitness past-times such as hiking and cycling are staples of the UK. Many areas across the country cater for exploration and getting out into the fresh air.

What it Takes: My Playbook on Life and Leadership

The Holy Trail: 12 Legendary Trails You Should Run

The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan and the Climbing Life

If you’ve ever watched Free Solo, you’ll know how awe-inspiring climber Honnold is.

The Master: The Brilliant Career of Roger Federer

Your Pace or Mine?: What Running Taught Me About Life, Laughter and Coming Last

Mountains: Epic Cycling Climbs

The Outdoor Swimming Guide: Over 400 of the best lidos, wild swimming and open air swimming spots in England, Wales & Scotland

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