We’re always runners

Running is a curious activity in many respects: it’s one of the most natural things we do, but it’s not easy. For most of us, running regularly brings feelings of fulfilment, belonging, confidence and joy… but also occasionally pain, anxiety and frustration. Running often involves starting and finishing in the same place, with no “return […]

Megan Brownrigg: Under African Skies

This piece is from Like the Wind #23. Words by Megan Brownrigg  “Wear some woollies if you want.” For a morning run in Ethiopia? Pull the other one. Come 5am, I hoicked on my bobble hat, microfleece and a scarf. Addis Ababa is fresh before first light. I fumbled for gloves, my eyes seemingly glued […]

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

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]