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Documentary, Inspiration, Trail running

Run – The Paula Radcliffe Story


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The title says it all. A moving short film about Paula Radcliffe and why she runs.

/Lukas

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Documentary, Trail running, Ultra

How far would you make it in the Barkley 100?


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The Barkley 100, or “The Race That Eats Its Young”, is a brutal 100 mile race. There are no trails, you are only given a map and a compass. It’s not a race against the other competitors or against time – It’s a race made to see how far you can push yourself. As of today only 15 runners have ever finished.

Following is an excerpt from Wikipedia about how the idea for the race came to fruition:
“The Barkley course was designed by Gary “Lazarus Lake” Cantrell. His idea for the race was inspired upon hearing about the 1977 escape of James Earl Ray, the assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr, from nearby Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary. Ray covered only 8 miles (13 km) after running 55 hours in the woods. Cantrell said to himself, “I could do at least 100 miles”, mocking Ray’s low mileage. Thus, the Barkley Marathons was born.”

/Lukas

Documentary, Race, Trail running, Ultra

What it Takes to Run the Gnarliest Race in the World


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A few days ago we featured a video of Ryan Sandes running through the mountains of South Africa. Todays’ video is all about him and his inspirational journey to the 2017 Western States 100, or as some like to call it, “The Gnarliest Race in the World”.
It might be incredibly tough but there’s one other race that might deserve the title of the worlds gnarliest race just as much. Stay tuned this week to find out which one!

/Lukas

Inspiration, Trail running, Training

Hill training!


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I got some nice training in the eastern holiday, some longer runs in the woods, and also some faster ones. One of my favorite is short hills, its not complicated and not so much lactic acid. But I get in good running shape, faster and stronger. Join me!

//fredrik stattin
founder of Runner*s Voice

Trail running, Training

Scared of my run


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Fredrik_Stattin_Runners_VoiceActually I was really frightened of my idea today. My brain wanted to run a test race, to see at what level I am on. But my body was not as sure as my brain. Under the last year I have not focus on running, it has been on my work. So, now when I want to get in shape the best way to do it is to do a test race.
I have a really nice trail near to my house outside Stockholm, Sweden. So I ran it, 3,7 K at 18:56 min. A pace 5’02 min/Km. I’m not a fast runner, my PB on half marathon is 1h 45min, but I feel confident with this time. If I use McMillan Running Calculator it says that I would run 10K on 53 min.
I did not thing I was in this good shape, so now I am full of energy to train on a 10K program. Aiming for a race this spring.

I always feel great after a run, even after a bad one, but to day it was a great one!

//fredrik stattin

Founder of Runner’s Voice
fredrik@runnersvoice.com

Inspiration, Lifestyle, Short Film, Trail running, Ultra

Running the Canadian Winter Wonderland


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If you haven’t already checked out the Youtube channel Brice Ferre Studio you should head over there right away! He has made som very nice running videos lately.

This one is a portait of Costa Rica/Canada based trail ultra runner and nurse Hailey Van Dyk. Over here in Sweden winter seems to be over now (well, almost over – it’s snowing today!), but we almost wish it back after seeing this video!