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Qamaniq, where the river widens: a story and film by Caroline Côté

In August 2017, a team of 3 women aged 25 to 30 embarked on a quest to discover their own boundaries in an immense, wild and remote territory. They covered 100 km in a few days through the Kuururjuaq National Park, along Mont d’Iberville and crossing the famous Koroc River… Read more on Qamaniq in […]

Mile High: A Running Track in the Sky

Words by Simon Freeman – Photography by James Carnegie and CineCloud Imagine running on a track high above the streets, gazing up at the inky black sky above According to the United Nations, more than half the world’s population now lives in cities. Billions of people crammed into busy, bustling, exciting, crowded concrete, brick and tarmac […]

Running mementos: The Massif Central

According to David McCandless, author of Data is Beautiful: “By visualising information, we turn it into a landscape that you can explore with your eyes: a sort of information map.” This is an apt description of what James Mason and Howard Smith do for runners (as well as cyclists and hikers) through their company Massif […]

Forever Gentle On My Mind – Will Cockerell

Will Cockerell, author of The 50 Greatest Marathon Races of All Time, has his heroes. But rather than simply picking favourites, Cockerell examines the mindset and approach that set these particular runners apart from the crowd. Emil Zatopek During the 1950s, the shadow of Emil Zatopek hung over every aspiring distance runner. Zatopek was the […]

Coming Around Again by Kirsty Reade

When I said I was going to run a 24-hour race, the reaction of most non-runners was: “Why would you want to do that?” Some runners understood, but when I added the words “round a one-kilometre loop”, even they tended to recoil in horror. I fully appreciate that a lot of us run to see […]

Elbows Out by Kayleigh Dunn

Toes numb, fingers froze, Eyes focused, the gun goes. Surging forwards, girls en masse, The ones at the front – a different class. Spikes fly, heart rate quickens, Around the course, the mud thickens. Elbows out, through the pack, Breathing heavy, unwilling to slack. Hill after hill, lap after lap, Perfect strangers cheer and clap. […]

Behind the Lens: Ultra-marathoner Billy Yang

“I run because it’s not easy…As long as we can suffer, feel pain, we know we’re still in the race called life.” For issue #14 Like the Wind caught up with inspiring ultra-marathoner and exceptional videographer Billy Yang. First introduced to the medium of film through his Dad at a young age, Yang has been […]