Barefoot Runners Society
Please welcome Paul Beales (paulbeales) as our new Regional Vice President!
Some of the responsibilities Paul will have as RVP, will be overseeing the chapters, their forums and Facebook pages, and working closely with the Chapter Presidents to help ensure their individual growth, which in the larger picture, will grow the BRS. If you need Paul's help or have any questions for him, please feel free to contact him at PaulBeales "at" TheBarefootRunners "dot" org.
Paul has been a member of the Barefoot Runners Society for one year, and in that time, he’s made a large impression on our community. You may have noticed his involvement in programs such as Amis Sans Shoes and TrailBall®. He has worked tirelessly to support these interests.
THIS MUST NOT BE ALLOWED!
By Paul Beales
This is disgraceful! These members of the Oregon Chapter of the BRS have been gallivanting around half-naked, having crazy fun, scantily clad in the silliest of attire, all with no regard for their own sanity or that of any members of the public they might encounter!
This must not be allowed!
We must not allow this one chapter to have all the fun! Come on everybody, take a leaf out of this chapter's book and get your kit off, your scissors, sewing machine and daughter's face painting kit out, and let's show these people that they're not the only ones in this club that know how to have fun!
Mothers Day Classic - Geelong
The Mother's Day Classic is an 8km fun run in Geelong (and other locations in Australia on the same day) to raise money for breast cancer research. I've been doing it for a few years now, and this year I decided to run it barefoot for the first time.
My preparation was typically slipshod. I left it until the last possible minute to organise a silly running costume, and ended up buying a pink 'onesie' that I thought would fit - until I tried it on and found that it was a little tight and I looked like I was trying to emphasise certain body parts that are best left to the imagination. Hello boys! My wife thankfully vetoed that idea, and suggested that I try on a pair of her pink flannelette pyjamas. They fit me well enough thanks to her penchant for roomy potato sack couture, and I was on my way.
2014 International Barefoot Running Day Report (with pictures!)
Sunday, May 4, 2014
By Paul Beales
Forty-two events took place in eighteen countries: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, USA, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, South Africa and the United Kingdom – and a great time was had by all!
Top honours must go to Kranj, Slovenia, where they had a massive turnout of two-hundred and thirty-two runners who ran between 2.5km and 10km! Additional activities included barefoot training sessions, a kids’ run, a raffle draw and much trying-on of Vivobarefoot and Vibram shoes. Their youngest participant was 18 months old and the oldest 83 years. The...
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