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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...
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by Barefoot TJ at 11:31 AM
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Building Foot Abs, an Unconventional Approach to Foot Injury

Tracey Romero, Orthopedics This Week

Move over abdominal muscles, you are not the only core muscles in our body that need strengthening. At the recent American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, Irene S. Davis, Ph.D., PT, FACSM, FAPTA, FASB, professor in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and director of the Spaulding National Running Center shared her unconventional approach to treating plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis which includes strengthening the foot core and spending more time barefoot.

“Our feet are amazing with their 26 bones, 33 joints, 20+ muscles and 4 layers of arch muscles and they play an important role in both static posture and dynamic activities,” she said during her...
by Barefoot TJ at 3:48 PM
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Great Wall, Great Run

100th Barefoot Marathon
Malibu Times

Local runner completes 100th barefoot marathon. Malibu Local Alberto “Barefoot” Perusset completed his 100th barefoot marathon on the Great Wall of China, while temperatures climbed close to 100 degrees.

Alberto Perusset, known as the “Barefoot Runner,” completed The Great Wall Marathon on May 20. Perusset described the run as an “epic battle in 97 degrees.” He completed the race in nine hours and 12 minutes, longer than his usual time of around six hours.

Perusset reported that out of 800 runners, 300 quit due to the heat. This was Perusset’s 100th barefoot marathon.

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by Barefoot TJ at 12:42 PM
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:coldfeet: Winter Challenge :coldfeet:
2017-2018 open for Southern Hemisphere

By Hikerdana

For all those living south of the equator now is your time to enter the winter barefoot challenge.

8th Annual Winter Challenge

Everyone is welcome to participate, whether you run or walk at least 1/3 of a mile in one outing.

Challenge yourself and run/walk in the cold or even the snow.

Southern Hemisphere the challenge runs from April 1 2017 to Sept 31, 2017
Northern Hemisphere the challenge runs from Oct 1 2016 to March 31 2017

1. All runs/walks must be BAREFOOT
2. Temperature with windchill must be less than or equal to 50°F (10°C)
3. Any run/walk of 1/3 mile (0.5 km) or over can be counted
4. Add your total distance and runs in the appropriate temperature range on the following spreadsheet:...