Medway Barefoots Runners Run Whitstable Parkrun By Barefoot Ricardo
Some of our barefoots running group took a break from running and volunteer roles at our local parkrun which was cancelled due to the fireworks night (UK). So we thought we would run at Whitstable parkrun. As usual other runners looking at us like we are mad in particular with the temperature being just above zero degrees C. As usual once we had run the 5K course a lot of respect and inquisitive questions from other runners and a lot of 'well done's. I have been running barefoots for 6 years now however the guy in the middle (Andrew) is up to 11K barefoots and only started running barefoots late June this year and the guy on the left (Clayton) was only on his 7th barefoots running session. The interesting thing is Clayton has a very visible limp when running in trainers from an accident he had a few years ago but when running...
My 1st BF Marathon! Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2016 By Jaqa
I did it!! My first barefoot marathon!
After a very trying week of tapering that felt like an extended wait outside an examination hall, I was a bundle of nerves come Saturday. Just counting down the hours till I went to sleep for a very early wake up at 02h45. I struggled to sleep and woke up so many times.
Finally my alarms started ringing and I could get my routine going. Made a cup of bullet proof coffee and got on my pre-run warm ups. Got the coffee down, had a Cliff Bar, 1.5L of water and electrolytes, packed my bum bag with energy bars, cellphone and emergency cash. Luckily for me, the start was 3km from my condo, so I could just walk and slow jog there.
The excitement started building as I got nearer. Orchard Road was ablaze with Xmas decorations and more and more runners on the road heading towards the...
Ran this race Thanksgiving day morning, third time but it has been since my first year barefoot that I have run it. Late November is always questionable barefoot, for me anyways. Just a short 4 miler so not much to write a big report on but thought I'd throw up a few pictures.
Just ahead of the first lady there near the finish.
Great swag for this one! The wine went well with my Thanksgiving turkey! Hat and gloves too, as well as Jim Beam Apple sample.
I was a bit overdressed as it ended up being high 40's. Despite that, the colder ground and wet rainy conditions and wind really chilled the feet standing around so much. I actually had some numbness running but no damage done.