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If I’m not a runner any more, what am I?

Words by Alex Francis – Illustration by Frederick Saunders A little over a year ago, I stood with my wife Laura on the start line of the Trans-Alpine Run (TAR) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. We were nervous and excited – this would be the first stage race either of us had attempted and we’d picked a big one: […]

Patagonia – tackling air pollution with Running Up For Air: Chamonix

A big part of running is the place in which we do it. Whether you are a sprinter in a packed stadium, a trail runner cruising through the mountain-side forests, a marathon runner racing through a city or a park runner enjoying the green parts of a town, place makes a difference. And a big […]

Stop. Collaborate and Listen

Words by Simon Freeman  – Visuals by adidas Simplicity. One of running’s many positive attributes. A run often requires minimal kit – good shoes and the right clothes for the climate. Pick a direction and go. But simplicity is deceptive. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” is a quote usually attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. As […]

Illustrator Spotlight: Matthew Brazier

We asked our cover #17 illustrator, Matthew Brazier – who’s had his work published in multiple issues of Like the Wind – some questions about him and his work. Artist Name: Matthew Brazier City of Residence: Chelmsford, United Kingdom Website: Instagram: @matthew_brazier Twitter: @matthew_brazier Facebook: MatthewBrazierIllustration My name is Matthew, I’m an illustrator based […]