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Will Cockerell: Forever Gentle On My Mind

This article was originally featured in issue #1 of Like the Wind Magazine. 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 […]

Kirsty Reade: Coming Around Again

This article originally featured in issue #1 of Like the Wind Magazine. 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 […]

Kayleigh Dunn: Elbows Out

This piece was originally featured in issue #1 of Like the Wind Magazine. 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 […]

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.” In 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 creating […]

Why Do You Have to Run So Much Daddy? by Leon Lutz

This piece was featured in issue #1 of Like the Wind Magazine. Words and photography by Leon Lutz (& Lily). My dear Lily (and your little sister, Piper Bea), If I’m being honest – and for the sake of both you and Piper Bea, I must and will be – I’d seen the question in […]

Dick Beardsley: The Dating Game

This piece was featured in issue #1 of Like the Wind Magazine. Words by Dick Beardsley – illustration by David Wardle. I’ve been running for 40-plus years now and have logged more than 150,000 miles, yet when I go to bed at night I can hardly wait to get up in the morning for my […]

Best Running Reads

Featured in Like the Wind #14. If you’re as passionate about running as we are you probably love to read about it too. Guess what? Here at Like the Wind, we get inspired by reading about running. Of course we do; we’re fortunate to receive so many of our readers’ running stories for every issue. While […]

Tim Nicholson: Steve Prefontaine

This piece was featured in issue #1 of Like the Wind Magazine. Steve Prefontaine has been a hero of mine since before I was a runner myself. I can’t say for sure why this is the case but I remember watching a lm about him and only months later realising that he was in fact […]

Simon Wheatcroft: Running the Line

Featured in Like the Wind #1. Words by Simon Wheatcroft – illustration by Luke Waller. In the blackness of the early morning I stood in a car park at the foot of the Half Dome, a beautiful mountain in Yosemite National Park. In my pocket I had a ring and in my mind a plan. […]