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 […]

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

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 your eyes a time or two before you actually spoke the words. More than likely I assigned that look to […]

Dick Beardsley: The Dating Game

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 run. I’ve been very fortunate in my running, but when I look back on how I got started, it was all […]

Best Running Reads

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 going to a training session with […]

Steve Prefontaine by Tim Nicholson

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 a real person. The life he lived really was box office material […]

Simon Wheatcroft: Running The Line

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. I would climb this mountain and, at the top, propose to my girlfriend. I had […]

Scott Jurek: The Wisdom of Hippie Dan

Hippie Dan made Thunder Cookies that were like chocolate chip cookies on steroids, with oatmeal and whole wheat our and peanut butter and tons of butter. They were the best cookies I had ever tasted. (Rumor has it he once ran a secret bakery in the back of the shop, long since closed, and Dusty […]

Reuben Tabner: I Dream of Running

I dream. I dream about running in the mountains. Running free, with great vistas before me. I run strong on the uphills, powering through each rise and turn. I dream of running fast and free on the descents, skipping from corner to corner, feet barely touching the ground as I weave this way and that… […]