In 2006, a young Seattle ultrarunner, Brian Morrison, attempted his first Western States 100. After running for 18 hours on the second hottest day in the race’s history, he found himself in first place as he entered the historic finishing track. Unfortunately, after using all of his strength to get there, his body gave out within feet of the finish.
An ode to running. ATARAXIA is a short film that was born after a discussion with a good friend, Rudi. Rudi is a runner, he loves the great outdoors and running long distances.
I would suggest to you that it is not just the enthusiast runner, those in the euphemistically named ‘mid pack’ that suffer negative cognitions. Runners of all ability suffer from crises of confidence whilst at a peak of exertion, in trying conditions or when the competition is fierce.
My name is Kate, I am an Osteopath, and this is my own personal story of how I put life as a patient with a serious back injury, behind me. When my disc patients ask me if I have seen “this type of injury” before, I can now answer them honestly. Yes, all the time. I can also tell them that I too, have experienced this type of injury before.
It’s always a pleasure to be able to train with and race some of New Zealand’s top runners. Recently I was at a couple of training sessions with 2015 New Zealand Secondary Schools 1500m Champion Guy Kilmister, it was a prime opportunity to shoot some images.
Specialising in Running, Track & Field and Individual Sports, Michael Dawson creates compelling photos that tell the story of this wonderful sport.
There is so much I don’t know. I don’t know what it is like to run large mileage day after day. I don’t know what it will do to my body. I don’t know what it will do to my mind.