[May 5, 2019] 2019 International Barefoot Running Day - United... (United Kingdom-Everywhere)

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2019 International Barefoot Running Day - United...
Start Date: May 5, 2019 12:00 AM
End Date: May 6, 2019 12:00 AM
Time Zone: Europe/Amsterdam +02:00 CEST

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  1. Barefoot TJ

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    2019 International Barefoot Running Day
    United Kingdom-Everywhere


    Host: BRS United Kingdom
    Contact: Bjorn Foten
    BRS Screen Name: Bjorn Foten
    Contact Email: bjorn.foten.djevel@gmail.com
    Address & Location of Meeting Point: Wherever you are
    Meeting Time: 4th and 5th of May
    Distance: 1673km

    Other Information: We’ve been trying to figure out how to mark International Barefoot Running Day (5th May) in a way which includes everyone, no matter where in Great Britain you are located. A running meet might be a great social occasion for those who can get there, but practically speaking, it’s only ever going to be accessible to a fraction of our membership, and that isn’t what we want at all! Wherever you are in Scotland, Wales, or England, we want you to be able to join in with our celebration of the sport and pleasure of barefoot running. So, we have come up with an IBRD challenge that everyone can participate in, irrespective of geography and whether you are a seasoned ultra-runner or someone taking their first barefoot steps…

    Collectively, we are going to run the length and breadth of the land! From the most Southerly point of the British Mainland (Lizard Point in Cornwall) to the most Northerly (Dunnet Head, Caithness), passing through Holyhead in Anglesey on the way, is a distance of 975km. From the most Easterly (Lowestoft Ness, Suffolk) to the most Westerly (Corrachadh Mor, Highland) is 698km. Adding the two together we arrive at 1,673km, or 1046 miles and so that is our goal: to collectively log at least that many barefoot miles over the course of the weekend of the 4th and 5th of May. Every barefoot run (or walk) you take will count and no distance is too great or too small – every step brings us closer to our goal. You can log your distance on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #ibrduk, or by replying to this post. Include an image and some words if you can and we’ll build up a picture of our collective achievement, allowing us all to truly share the experience.

    Anyone can take part – members and non-members – as long as they are willing to lose the shoes and celebrate barefoot running! So let’s get out there and run the length and breadth of our land this IBRD...
    Happy running!
     
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    Although I am a UK member, I now live in New Zealand. I will be in Hawaii for a conference on IBRD so I hope that any runs I do will still be counted!
     
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    I think we might need all the miles we can get -so I hope yours count too!...:)
     
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    It's Saturday morning in New Zealand. I have just done 5Km around my local neighborhood. (pictures to follow ) Later today I fly to Hawaii, crossing the date line and will do another run when I get there this morning. I will have done barefoot runs on the same day in 2 continents !
     
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    Hi footloose, that is great and yes, those miles count and are greatly appreciated! As Tedlet says, we need all the help we can get...
     
  6. Bjorn Foten

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    (and as the Union Jack fluttered over both NZ and Hawaii at points in their history, I think we can count yours as 'British' miles without feeling like we're stretching things too much!)
     
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    Managed to clock up 17.6km on IBRD Sunday. Nice bright morning so a fair few people out & about. Made a point of saying hello to as many of them as possible (so awareness at least of a solitary runner, wearing a rather attractive T-shirt, without shoes, who says hello to everybody was raised!...;)).
     
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    Haha! We are still an unusual sight. On a run the other day someone called out to me and said "How are you? I haven't seen you in ages." I didn't know who he was, but he recognised me by my bare feet!
     
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    I'll be posting the IBRD summary shortly - we are still gathering data...
     
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