Like the Wind | Number 32
All over the world, a common passion for running
Running...the deceptively simple act of moving forward, which actually means something different to every runner - and every reader.
Once again, Like the Wind is delighted to share running stories from around the world. The pages of this issue welcome a wide range of experiences and geographies, from the stunning lakes and mountains of the Epirus region of Greece to the pine forests of the Atlantic coast of northwest Scotland, to the barren desert highways linking Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
On the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, renowned writer AK Clemmons and photographer Derrick Waller hang out with the Prolyfyck Run Creww, an inspiring group that has created a truly diverse and inclusive space where runners are seen and supported, and where social injustices are acknowledged and addressed.
Meanwhile, on a track in the north of England, Matthew Dixon beautifully portrays the hardships, emotions and shared aspirations of a club's hard-working session. Plus, author Gavin Boyter follows a childhood hero on a Scottish beach; in Portugal, Gonçalo Santos explains why he is actually grateful to Covid-19; and in those Greek mountains mentioned above, Nick Herbert writes passionately about the European refugee crisis.
Back across the Atlantic, the stakes are high as the Ivy League Athletics Championships resume after the pandemic. Writer Sheridan Wilbur and photographer Joe Hale walk the runway in New York with the students who are supposed to be the best both academically and athletically.
A little further west, Simon Freeman, editor of Like the Wind, finds the determined, and perhaps crazy, runners who embark on the Speed Project Solo, covering the 340 miles between Venice Beach and Vegas.
PS: for each tree used in the manufacture of the magazine, Like the Wind will plant 3 trees via Active Giving and in partnership with the reforestation project Eden. Like the Wind also donates 1% of each sale paid by credit card to Stripe Climate Pledge, which funds carbon removal projects.