Stokage

Embracing the Run.

Embracing the Run.

We beginners at running all grasp onto the hope that maybe on this run, on this day, it will happen and we’ll have pushed through long enough to get to the point where running stops hurting and becomes almost like a meditation.

The Running Hipster Scott Snair.

The Running Hipster Scott Snair.

Scott Snair is an urban farmer from Portland who works for Grove making bamboo iPhone cases. He also commutes by running up to 12 miles a day, every day. A part of the upcoming film, What Moves You, which explores the reasons people run.

5.30.

5.30.

Soon enough the corners of my mouth start to curl up, often one at a time. The smile relaxes me even more, the tension is all gone now. It’s hard not to be happy when you are so thankful for the people around you, for the world that you live in, and for my body that can do amazing things, and carry me amazing places.

Fun run.

Fun run.

Yeah that’s right, I’m a fun runner. I love shorter runs where I can explore, get away from the ‘grind’ and get a good work out without breaking my body. I even like to walk for a while if I get to tired. My new ‘gping large’ is a half, and i’m OK with that, but it has not always been the case.

Mountains to Ocean Road Trip.

Mountains to Ocean Road Trip.

The question of ‘why’ comes to the surface every time that I meet people keen to join the GPR project. Well for me it’s pretty simple, I love the notion of working for my experiences and ‘moments’ that matter in my life. Running is a vessel for me to explore what I cherish and seek in this life of routine and material trappings. Good People Run is the catalyst for me to explore and connect with my photography.

Running the Hillary Trail.

Running the Hillary Trail.

Over the Summer I had the pleasure of following two guys, Chris and Sindre who set their own goals to run the full length of the 75KM Hillary Trail in a day for the love of running and to push their limits. With no real prior long distance experience, they had their eyes on the unsupported trail record at the time, which was 9.09hrs

Making Good Foot Race Is Terrifying.

Making Good Foot Race Is Terrifying.

When I heard about Good People Run I was instantly attracted to the notion of reciprocity. I was excited that GPR would “Give Back” to the community, specifically by donating a proportion of money earned through it’s creative endeavours to charity. I was also attracted to the notion that GPR is a grassroots collective, started by enthusiastic people who have (in some cases) disparate backgrounds.

Faces of the Dual.

Faces of the Dual.

Our goal was to have fun, hand out spot prizes, stoke people with our artwork, inspire people, and share portraits of people taking part in the Dual event. This sporting event is staged on one of the most scenic landscapes in New Zealand – the Hauraki Gulf islands of Motutapu and Rangitoto. The Partners Life DUAL offers trail run and walk, off-road triathlon and mountain bike options by sports event management company Total Sport.