I was intrigued to receive my first copy of Like the Wind magazine. Closely resembling a coffee table book, it has a very different look and feel to the usual offerings in the running section of the newsagent’s, and once I started reading I discovered that the content is very different too.
Like the Wind does not offer advice on running, or how-to sections, instead it is an exploration of the experience of running, the ‘why’ not the ‘how’. An independent, quarterly publication, it looks at the psychology and mindset of running, as well as exploring some of the social issues; in this edition considering why people run in races without paying, and following an LGBT running group.
I particularly enjoyed the inspirational story of Mark Thornberry and his determination to continue enjoying ultra running despite his struggles with terminal liver cancer, and also loved the celebration of some astonishing women runners over the years.
One of the aspects that sets Like the Wind apart from other running publications is its distinctive imagery. As well as great photography, with featured glossy photographic sections including in this issue the Mount Gaoligong Ultra in China and trail running in Australia, the magazine uses original artwork and illustrations to create a very distinctive style.
Like the Wind will appeal to all those who love the experience of running and enjoy reading some inspiring stories. It is definitely a publication for the soul!
If you would like to experience Like the Wind magazine for yourself then I have 3 copies to give away (you can choose any issue of the magazine). Simply follow @lizzierunning on Twitter or Instagram, or like my Facebook page, then tell me about your reasons for running using the hashtag #WhyWeRun.
Terms and Conditions
Entries close on 28th February 2018. I will pick my three favourite answers and the winners will receive a voucher to choose a free copy of Like the Wind magazine. Open worldwide. Prizes are shipped directly from Like the Wind magazine who are responsible for prize fulfilment.
Disclaimer: I was given a copy of Like the Wind magazine by the publishers, but this is not a sponsored post and all words, photos and opinions are my own.