|Sadly this is an artistic rendering not my real life.|
Founded by Julie and Simon Freeman, Like the Wind is a new kind of running magazine. In a market saturated by mainstream offerings recycling content on 'How to Get Your Best 10k Time', this magazine is a much-needed addition. In short, LTW talks not about how to do running but about how running feels. Officially it is marketed as a quarterly collection of running stories; spanning race reports, poems, deeply personal accounts of love and loss, and funny prose from many contributors (anyone can offer to contribute artwork or writing to the magazine).
Like the Wind is the only running magazine I would buy these days. I keep my copies on the bookshelf and find myself dipping back into them regularly for inspiration or just reading pleasure. Whilst they are expensive, they are more book than magazine (and only twice the price of RW per issue). Printed on heavy-duty, environmentally friendly paper, each quarterly is stunningly illustrated and filled with photography. I started subscribing to Like the Wind on the UTMB special issue 6. Whilst I intend to buy the previous issues 2-5 (issue 1 is now sadly forever out of stock), issue 6 is the most beautiful to me with its stunning Aurore Carric cover art.
I feel that LTW is a completely different reading experience to any other running magazine out there and I hope it continues to thrive. With other running magazines I feel I may as well just read their website content for free, whereas LTW reminds me of the joy of consuming an engaging novel.
Think you'd like to experience Like the Wind? Well, they kindly offered a giveaway for my blog. All you have to do is provide your email address, which will be added to their mailing list. You can get bonus entries by following Like the Wind magazine or Scallywag Sprints on twitter. The winner receives an issue of Like the Wind to devour. Enter now!
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Post written by Scallywag and published on Scallywag Sprints on 24/08/16