by happysongbird at 3:25 PM
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5 Lessons from My First Maximum Aerobic Function Barefoot Race on Sharp Gravel with Hills
By Happysongbird

Last Saturday, I ran my first running race at maximum aerobic function pace AND my first race barefoot on a significant amount of of sharp asphalt while participating in the Final Kick Events 2014 Shamrock Shuffle. Here is a summary of lessons I learned from the experience: To continue reading, please visit:
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by Spiderweb62 at 4:08 PM
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Manly Dam Trail Run
BRS Australia Chapter
By Spiderweb62

Right, where do I start… This was an interesting experience for me, at different levels, and even though it was my second trail, I learned so much more than the Port Stephens run, which was great, don’t get me wrong, I absolutely enjoyed that run, but I think I had the luck of the beginner, finishing in a great time, and not having any issues.

So I came home, confident of my trail running skills, where really, I should have been a bit more humble, I did not come to Manly with enough respect for trail running.

So, back to Manly ! J…We met with Kali, Murls and George at the start, which was delayed by half an hour, so we would not have to run in the dark (well more like dawn...
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by Bare Lee at 3:39 PM
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Pillows are like orthotics for our necks...
By Bare Lee

Since our necks have atrophied from overly pillowed sleep, it's helpful to strengthen all parts of the head-neck apparatus while transitioning to bareneck sleeping. Some hardcore bareneck or barehead advocates recommend starting right out on the garage floor, or a gravel bed, reasoning that if you can learn to sleep gently on cold concrete or pointy stones, you will then be able to bareneck sleep almost anywhere, thus avoiding some of the more common overuse injuries--like NONP ("nape of the neck pain") and cranial stress fractures--involved in transitioning from sleeping on cushy 'head coffins' to a more natural, bareneck style. The secret is to start with short naps, and then work your way up...
by Barefoot TJ at 5:18 PM
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TEE SHIRTS are now AVAILABLE for 2014 International Barefoot Running Day!

Here's the store link:

We have plenty of choices for your 2014 IBRD tee shirt! Some models have different color choices, fabrics, neck lines, etc., so be sure to play around with the options.

If you have a particular shirt you are looking for but do not see in the store or you need any help, please contact me at

And be sure to order soon, so they have plenty of time to arrive at your house before IBRD.

Don't forget, your purchase helps to support your club!


Here's the store link: