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Issue #2 coming soon

 

After the fantastic response to issue #1 we’re working on the next issue.

 

We have been delighted by the response to the launch of Like the Wind. We are now looking for stories for the second issue – if you run then you have running stories, and we want them.

 

We are looking for all sorts of running stories to amuse, more, inspire and motivate the magazine’s readers. If you have a tale to tell then we want to hear from you. It can be anything that tells the reader about your running, from the most amazing achievements to the simple act of going for a local run before breakfast one day. And you can tell the story any way you want – we are looking for essays, letters, diaries, poems, paintings, photographs and anything else that can be printed on the page. Check out the Contributions Guidelines for more info.

 

And if you know a runner with a way with words, then please tell them about the magazine.

About the magazine

Like the Wind magazine is a collection of stories about running, from the track, trail and road. There are personal anecdotes, inspirational tales and wonderful pictures, all designed to inspire and delight

 

Launched in February 2014, Like the Wind magazine is printed on responsibly sourced paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, so that it is as sustainable as it is beautiful. With a wonderful weight, this magazine looks and feels fantastic and is a real treat to read and collect.

 

Who we are

Like the Wind is a personal project brought to you by freestak, a social media and marketing agency for running and endurance sports brands. The freestak team are all passionate about running, endurance sports and the great outdoors. The idea for Like the Wind came from a desire to be motivated by other runners’ stories. The founders of freestak were particularly inspired by magazines from other sports, especially cycling and mountaineering, where the emphasis was on the spirit of the sport rather than the technical elements. We take our hats off to The Ride Journal, Rouleur, Single Track and Alpinist magazines amongst others.

 

Like the Wind magazine is a not-for-profit enterprise. Any money that is left after we have paid for the production and distribution of the magazine will be given to charities nominated by the contributors. Many thanks to all of our contributors who have offered their creativity and time for free.

 

We would like to welcome all runners to your magazine. Please support us so that we can inspire as many people as possible. Be a reader. Buy a copy as a present. And be a contributor. Happy running, everyone.

Some of our Contributors

Matt Fitzgerald

Writer

Author of bestselling books Racing Weight, Run, 50/50 and Iron War. A New Hampshire native, Matt became a runner at the age of eleven, after running the last mile of the 1983 Boston Marathon with his father (who had run the whole thing) and his two brothers. [read more..]

Mimi Anderson

Writer

Ultra runner and multiple world record holder. Mimi has run across Deserts in the Sahara, Libya, Chile, Kalahari and Namibia, run over mountains in Colorado, Alps and the Himalayas, [read more...]

Reuben Tabner

Photographer

Besides being a talented action and lifestyle photographer, Reuben is a trail runner, mountaineer and mountain biker – it’s all about the hills [read more..]

Tim Nicholson

Illustrator

Runner and illustrator. Tim is working on exclusive illustrations for the magazine, some of which will be available to buy as limited edition prints.

Roy Belchamber

Photographer

Photographer and runner, Roy has documented the TORQ Trail Team in the Alps and is the man behind the iconic ashmei imagery.

Dick Beardsley

Writer

International best selling author, Dick Beardsley became the most famous runner / athlete in the world – by losing a race. In the 1982 Boston Marathon he finished two seconds behind Alberto Salazar in a contest often called one of the most memorable in marathon history. [read more..]

And you?

Contributor

If you’d like to contribute, please email us – we’re looking for writers, illustrators, designers, photographers…

Issue Two of Like The Wind Magazine
Issue Two of Like The Wind Magazine

After the success of the first issue of Like the Wind, we are working hard on the next issue to bring you even more of the finest words and visuals telling stories about all sorts of running, from all sorts of runners.

  1. - Buy a copy of the second edition of Like the Wind.

Beautifully printed on uncoated FSC accredited paper, we are doing everything we can to make it is as good for the environment as it is for your running mojo.

The magazine will be shipped from mid-May 2014 and there will be a limited number printed so when they are gone, they're gone.

Issue One + Limited Edition Print
Issue One + Limited Edition Print

This limited issue package gives you

  1. - A copy of the first issue of Like the Wind, full to bursting with stories about running
  2. - A limited edition (1/50) screen-printed edition of Prefontaine by Tim Nicholson

Available Qty: 12

Issue One and a Set of 6 Postcards
Issue One and a Set of 6 Postcards

A copy of Like the Wind, full of stories about running and then share the love with six beautiful postcards depicting images and words from the magazine. You will receive:

  1. - A copy of the first issue of Like the Wind, packed with stories about running
  2. - A set of six unique Like the Wind postcards featuring visuals from our contributors

This is a great way to enjoy the magazine and tell friends and family. Or you could keep the postcards to yourself. We wouldn't blame you.
Available Qty: 128

Issue One of Like The Wind Magazine
Issue One of Like The Wind Magazine

In Like the Wind, you will find the finest words and visuals telling stories about running, from runners of all types.

  1. - Buy a copy of the first edition of Like the Wind.

Beautifully printed, on uncoated FSC accredited paper, our aim is to make this as good for the environment as it is for your running mojo.

The magazine will be shipped from 5 February 2014 and there will be a limited number printed so when they are gone, they're gone.
Available Qty: 233

Like The Wind updates…

Did you know? All packages of Like The Wind are available to buy as an e-voucher from the shop.

 

Like the Wind Running Magazine - gift voucher for runners

 

 

Once you’ve bought the package of your choice from the shop, you can download the e-voucher(s) below; those can either be emailed or printed and handed out on Christmas Day.

 

 

 

 

PS: make sure you buy the package from the shop before you download the voucher, as they might have sold out in the meantime.

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