As you know, the BRS is funded and operated solely by its members. A modest income from advertising and tee shirt sales no longer covers the monthly costs for running and maintaining the site. Barefoot and minimalist running at the BRS is doing quite well. We are still thriving, and so is our site. Site hosting, support, maintenance, enhancements, and upgrades all...
Stop Worrying About the Heel Strike By Trevize1138
This is a post I made at /r/BarefootRunning several months ago that has proven very helpful to folks over time. I wanted to share it here, too.
I still see a lot of people warning about the dangers of heel-striking without fully understanding why. It all comes down to blaming an easily identifiable symptom rather than understanding the root issue.
The real enemy to running is over-striding
A heel-strike is the most easily recognizable trait of over-striding. If you put your foot down in front of your center-of-mass (COM) it's easier to land heel-first and awkward to stretch those toes out to land forefoot or midfoot. I personally suffered from this when I transitioned to minimalist 6 years ago. I stopped heel-striking but didn't stop over-striding. As a result I got two pulled calf muscles and over a year...
International Races - Wilmslow, UK - Half Marathon By Kungaloosh Dan
Just ran our first half marathon in England recently, and my wife's first half marathon EVER
Wilmslow is a mostly rural little town outside Manchester, a few hours north of London. So the course mostly runs through fields, farms, old trees overhanging the road, and a couple village pubs.
It's not terribly flat, but the hills aren't a killer. The roads are a little rough in spots; more than one runner went down when a pothole jumped up and bit them.
The weather was very warm, for those not accustomed to it. People from Florida would probably call it manageable, but for the people living here, temperatures in the low 80s, are HOT for running, and regrettably, the ambulance crews were kept busy helping runners who collapsed or otherwise dropped out...
34 World Records Set by 10-year-old Barefoot Runner By Madeleine Kelly, Canadian Running Magazine
At only 10 years old, Daniel Skandera of Santa Rosa, California has now run 35 age group international records.
Skandera holds international records from distances ranging between 600m and 5,000m, along with two American youth records over the 1,500m. Most recently, Skandera ran a 4:53.40 mile at Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa to set the international mile record for 10 year-olds. The runner has become famous for running his track races barefoot.
The IAAF states that, “Athletes may compete barefoot...