Barefoot Runners Society
By Rick Whitelaw
It's a done deal. 103 miles in 30 hours and 40 minutes. Course ran a little long and I got off track a couple of times (completely my fault, part of the adventure). I did have a goal time of a sub 30, but a few things slowed me down. A finish is a finish and I am happy with any time.
Brief summary: The waiting was the hardest part including not much running the weeks before. This led to the common mistake of going out too fast. I broke the race into 25 mile sections.
The first "marathon" went well, but too fast. The trail was smooth and the excitement high. The miles few by but knew I had worked my legs too hard too early. 5:15 for this section.
The second "marathon" was rough, but not too bad. I got behind on nutrition and fluids and got...
South Africa Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Its First Sub-4 Minute Mile
Or for a better title:
50 years ago this man became the first athlete to run a sub-4 minute mile in bare feet
By Paul Beales
November 15, 2014
De Villiers Lamprecht clocks 3:59.7 on November 13, 1964; 16th man overall
By Alec Basson, Stellenbosch University
It has been 50 years since former Matie athlete De Villiers Lamprecht on November 13, 1964 became the first...
We need your help
We still have a number of chapters around the world needing Chapter Presidents.
The role of President includes promoting the chapter and barefoot running in general, keeping the chapter active and members interested, posting the giveaway contests that we share occasionally, posting any race reports or other articles of interest as you learn of them and asking others in your chapter to do the same, and encouraging members to add themselves to the BRS Member Map. If possible, you can also try organising Chapter Runs in your local area, or encouraging members to meet up and run together; posting these runs on local online racing calendars, or if you have experience, you could maybe offer free lessons, workshops, clinics etc?
Some of the chapters also have Facebook Pages which need...
Healthy Running is Fun and Sustainable Running — Love Affair with 3 Marathons
By Dr. Mark Cucuzzella
After enjoying another Marine Corps Marathon (47th place in 2:49 age 48) curiosity led to digging into past races that stretch back several decades. So into the archives I plunged to see how many MCMs (I thought it was 22) and what the times were. So I contacted my friend and Marine Corps Marathon historian George Banker (himself a 31-time MCM finisher, a member of the MCM Hall of Fame, and author of the book “History of the Marine Corps Marathon”). At one time George had sent me a picture of his basement which was filled with old newspapers, magazines, and photos of running history.
I am grateful to people like George who save things. I have moved too many times in my career to gather things. Not...
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