I hope your year has gotten off to a Goodr than better start? I’m writing this on route back from The UK National Running Show where I’ve spent the day listening, chatting and hanging out with an awesome group of people called… runners!
One legend that was sharing his time with us mere mortals, was none other than Olympic gold medallist Linford Christie. I tried to sign him up to next year’s run777 - not sure if this counts as a binding contract?
Linford Christie signs up to run777 2021...
Truth is that there was so much good stuff to choose from that it would be impossible to list it all out here. Last mention is to the guys at Bad Boy Running for dominating their stage and brining out some great stories from the likes of Camille Herron, Allie Bailey, James Elson and more.
If you didn’t get down this year, it’s worth penciling it in for 2021.
Ten innovations from the Consumer Electronics Show that celebrate running, recovering and fuelling. I can’s say I’m in a hurry to spend on any of these gadgets… If you have gadgets dicoveries that have changed your running for the better, please share and I’ll post them in the next issue.
Hermes Running have four courses in and around Surrey in the UK. In this newsletter we’re highlighting their Thames Meander course which is a flat scenic riverside trail marathon. The Thames Meander is one the UK’s official Comrades Ultra Marathon qualifiers. Our friends at Hermes have provided us with the discount code HERMESTRAILS777 for discount on their March 7th marathon. A number of the folks running in this year’s tour will be down for this. See you there!
Why share a single track when you can share 80 minutes of uninterpreted joy from this musical maestro. Once a member of the Berlin electronica scene, Monolink broke away from the classic DJ set and instead created his own style with a combination of live vocals and instruments. Save this one for your next run though the woods.
Run 777 tour updates
Just shy of 100 days until this year’s run777 participants will be lining up on the start line in Prague. Although entry for this year’s tour is now closed, you can still join us along the way for a marathon or two. All the marathon routes, dates, start times and more can be found on our Facebook events page here.
In focus 📷
Gary Cantrell AKA Lazaras Lake
Too good not to share - it’s not every day you get to meet the man, behind the worlds toughest 100 miler, Lazarus Lake who founded the epic Barkley Ultra Marathon. In this photo he chuckles at the idea of a 295km week…. he’s like “come run 54,200 feet of accumulated vertical climb over a 100-miles in under 60 hours”. If you haven’t already watched the documentary you can check it out here.
A huge thank you to the Goodr crew for their generous support in ensuring that all runners of this year’s tour will be Goodr than better when running their 7 marathons in May - fashion crisis avoided. If you don’t these guys, get with it and get Goodr.