by Barefoot Gentile at 2:54 PM
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My hometown's half marathon report.
By Barefoot Gentile

It must be summer, it must be June, which means it’s time for my yearly hometown’s half marathon race report. To make it short and sweet, training was nothing magical, very low mileage hoovering around 15 – 18 miles per week. All runs were slow. I recently bought a new Garmin, the Fenix 5X, and started to play around with running by heart rate, since the watch has a built in optical HR monitor. This was my 9th consecutive year running this race, 8th time barefoot. I came in with a time of 1:50:29 which I was very pleased with considering how light my training was. I actually beat last year’s time by 2:24. How that happened I don’t know. I got about 4 hours of sleep the night before the race, for some reason I just can’t sleep before a race. The weather was beautiful and bit hot, it was close to 80 degrees at the 8AM start time. Happy...
by Barefoot TJ at 9:30 PM
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BRS's California-San Diego Chapter President Emilie Reas in the news!
Grandma's Marathon: San Diego runner is barefoot and injury-free

By Duluth News Tribune

On her training runs through the streets of San Diego, Emilie Reas is reminded about once every mile by passersby that she is missing her shoes. In her most recent marathon, she counted more than 40 comments spectators and runners made about her bare feet — about one per kilometer.

Reas, 35, a neuroscientist at the University of California-San Diego, has been running for more than 20 years — since high school — and most of that time was spent in shoes.

But on Saturday, she'll toe the Grandma's Marathon start line just outside of Two Harbors and run 26.2 miles down Highway 61 to the finish line in Canal Park barefoot — across hot pavement, cobblestone and debris. To continue reading, please visit:...
by RV. at 3:15 PM
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Belgium Bio Trail 2017 in Floreffe
By RV.

10-20-30k race

25k run for me (20k announced, + 2k to join the race, 3k of "oups lost my way")
no chrono, open start from 9h30 to 11am
only local bio food and drink proposed during the race and after,
in the huge and unforgettable site of Floreffe abbey (some part of the 12 century)
a boarding school where I spent 4 terrible years...

yep, not easy to go back 30 years later in this place without remembering young scholarship time, but for this particular kind of event (no time recording, local bio food, and the marvelous landscape), i was ready (and had no choice: my wife registrated me last week).
first i thought of the 10k, but she encoded an optimistic 20k, a barefoot who finally ended to be a 25k for me...

after a parking adventure, i finally joint the start (was running) half an hour before the deadline, just in time...
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by Barefoot TJ at 5:47 PM
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The Franco-Belgian Barefoot Meeting did happen!

Namur Trail 2017, What a Run!

By RV. and c17
(Belgium & France)

After an unsuccessful pre-meeting with others the day before, I received confirmation of two other barefoot runners for the rocky, up and down slopes of Namur Citadelle Trail.

Christian P., from Belgium was gonna run 30 km full barefoot, myself (RV.), a nice but finally hard 15km, full barefoot, and Clément (C17) a 7,5km full barefoot (nice one, Clément started barefoot running few months ago !).

Due to different starting times for each distance, we couldn't start as a barefoot group. For the 15km more than 700 participants towed the place on the starting line. As usual, I placed myself at the back in order to avoid any disturbances or scrambling toes from shod ones.

After a...