The Curiosity Index (running edition)

I was pleased to set a new PB for 10k the other week (44:34) so here’s a running flavoured Curiosity INdex.

The World’s 8 Toughest Races

All of these races allow one to reach their furthest depths of suffering and discovery

Meet Lazarus Lake, the Man Behind the Barkley Marathons

This is the sort of sadist responsible for the list at the top.

When Male Runners Lose to Women

Insert your own joke here but it turns out that when it comes to running ridiculous races – women are quite good (or even better than men) at them.

Science helped me run my first marathon in 3 hours and 21 minutes

Personally I’d need an act of God.

Why stretching might not make you better runner

I won’t risk it then.

Can exercise reverse the ageing process?

I’ll settle for slowing it down.

Two Worlds Run Into Each Other On New Year’s Day

I love parkrun and even though this story has sat in a list for half a year, it’s still very relevant.

Parkrun has become a place of community, and a place of transformation for thousands of people.  So many of the parkrun testimonies – for that is what they are – recall  the self-loathing of weighing too much, or the worry as middle age approaches that too little has been risked.  So many of the stories have the stardust of salvation about them.  Parkrun has taken them from the miry clay of obesity or depression or whatever.

The language is about community and love and a sense of acceptance and transformation.  At times it feels like church without Jesus. Indeed this very week the parkrun Australia webpage has a story entitled “How parkrun saved my life”. The language is about community and love and a sense of acceptance and transformation.  At times it feels like church without Jesus. Indeed this very week the parkrun Australia webpage has a story entitled “How parkrun saved my life”

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