Athletics and Training by Guy Butler


Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket: Good+/Very Good-. 1938. Adam and Charles Black. The Sportsman's Library. Vol 26. Inscription from previous owner. Illustrated with photos.

Dust Jacket has a few tiny chips and tears along edge, no major flaws. Interior is mostly clean, spine is a little cocked, else in very good condition. Inscribed in pencil on front endpaper. "Hercules Athletic Club Championships. 25th September 1943 3rd - 220 yds"

Hercules Athletic Club began as Hercules Ladies Athletic Club, which was formed in Streatham on October 4th 1933 for ‘the furtherance of womanhood in athletics’. Their colours were navy blue and scarlet. The word Ladies was dropped from the name in February 1936 when male athletes were admitted.

In addition to chapters devoted to each branch of athletics, Mr. Butler tells the athlete how to train for each particular race, the art of starting, sprinting, long-distance running, jumping, throwing, etc. The world’s records are given for teach event, and the records achieved by world amaterurs.