Scott Jurek: The Wisdom of Hippie Dan

Featured in Like the Wind #1. Words by Scott Jurek – photography by Ian Corless. Hippie Dan made Thunder Cookies that were like chocolate chip cookies on steroids, with oatmeal and whole wheat flour and peanut butter and tons of butter. They were the best cookies I had ever tasted. (Rumor has it he once […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reuben Tabner: I Dream of Running

Featured in Like the Wind #1. Words by Reuben Tabner – Photography courtesy of Roy Belchamber. 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 […]

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: […]