Category Archives: #AlwaysARunner

Tom Le Lievre: Out Back and Up High

Out Back and Up High Words and photography by Tom Le Lievre This story first appeared in issue #14 of Like the Wind Naïvety Come on, I’m not a stupid Englishman. Australia doesn’t have snow and mountains.” My first response to hearing about Australia’s Alpine areas and ski resorts. I had spent my first two years Down […]

Jody Bailey: Setting the Stage

This story is from Like the Wind #16 – Words and Photography by Jody Bailey  For me, running photography is ever-evolving. As is the case for all artists and their own muse and mediums. When I start photographing running and runners, I have one aim; it is all about that perfect portrait. Tight crop. Perfectly even exposure. […]

Scott Partenheimer: Winning Streak

Featured in Like the Wind #8. Words by Scott Partenheimer – Illustration by Mark Frudd  Have you ever wondered about your running bucket list? What kind of running experiences do you want out of life before you ascend to the great trail in the sky? By the age of 33, I had tried every distance from […]

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 […]

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: […]