Barefoot Runners Society
Land's End to John O'Groats - Off-road, Barefoot and Unsupported
Aleks Kashefi is raising awareness and much-needed funds for The Stroke Association in the UK, by running from Land's End to John O'Groats, off-road, barefoot and unsupported!
Aleks says "There's a reason why we take on challenges that is personal, but there's no reason why we shouldn't use them as a way to help others. The Stroke Association work with stroke victims, their families and also carers, as well as providing funding for research into the treatment and prevention of strokes. Le Jog (or Land's End to John O'Groats) is a fairly popular challenge for people, but there is an off-road version which is longer (1200 miles) which I will be running barefoot or in my Luna sandals, whilst carrying what I need on a day to day basis. I'm not interested in setting any...
GOSHEN Official Film Screening - Full Movie - ONE WEEK ONLY!
We are pleased to advise that the BRS website has been chosen as one of the locations for the free streaming of the upcoming GOSHEN film about the Tarahumara Indians.
AFFILIATE SCREENING DATE: April 4 - April 11 2015
(The film will be viewable on April 4 for ONE WEEK ONLY!)
To watch the film, please click here ---->: http://thebarefootrunners.org/pages/vimeo/ (You will see an unable to play message before April 4, so check back on April 4 through April 11.)
During the world premiere of GOSHEN, the filmmakers are offering FREE VIEWING of the full film.
OWN DVD TODAY!
Why Minimalism Went Flat
Part One, by Jim Hixson, CSCS
It was exhilarating and vindicating to see the increase in the selection of lightweight, flat, thin, flexible shoes several years ago. But now the minimalist utopia is threatened by market forces. I looked at the 2014 survey Peter Larson had on Runblogger.com –two of the top 20 shoes were Hoka models: Clifton and Huaka. Although both had small heel-to-toe offsets, 2mm and 4mm, respectively, they were quite thick and stiff. Two other shoes were Altra models, the One and the Paradigm, which were “zero drop,” but also featured very thick midsoles. All four of these models would be described as “maximalist,” a new category that was created in the last two years, and one which supposedly combines the positive...
Run Hard Columbia Marathon - 07 March 2015
Three years ago a local runner started a marathon in Columbia, SC, after a long hiatus from the city hosting one. (Columbia had a marathon in the 1970s into the 1990s, even hosting the US Women's Olympic Marathon Trials in 1996 and 2000.) I'd been running barefoot for over a year and planned to make this my barefoot marathon debut. Alas, I never could build up the foot endurance and dropped to the half-marathon.
The following year, I again signed up for the full, but an 18-mile preview run tenderized my feet so bad I couldn't run for a week, and I dropped from running it. In 2014, the race ownership & directorship changed to the Run Hard group, a local running program for boys similar to Girls On The Run. After my previous failed attempts at the marathon distance, I was going to skip the race, but I...
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