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Altra Chat with Co-founder Brian Beckstead

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It was a privilege to welcome Altra co-founder into the shop to talk about the origins of #Altra shoes, what makes them unique, and also their plans for the future. Something that surprised us was how much biomechanics goes into the design of Altra shoes. It's a huge differentiating factor against so many other standard running shoes available today. Brian started out working at Runners Corner, a small running shop in Utah. The staff there were big believer's in owner Hawk Harper's running philosophy of running "like a Kenyan", which was primarily landing over a bent knee rather than the high-impact...

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60 second Q&A with Tailwind Trailblazer Ruth Croft

Posted by Bill Huang on

We reckon she's Asia's most talented trail runner and really needs no introduction, winning CCC in 2015, with an eighth place finish and only an hour behind overall winner Zach Miller. More recently, she finished second behind Caroline Chaverot at Lavaredo 2017 and beat all the men at the MSIG HK50. #GoTailwind #GoneRunning #notduded 1. Where do you live and where are you from? I am a Kiwi, been living in Taiwan for the past five years, but on my way back to the land of the long white cloud.   2. Why did you get into trail running? When I...

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Tsang Dominates Trail Running Awards

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Hong Kong, 21 July 2017 – Local trail running champion, Stone Tsang, was the big winner as the Hong Kong trail running community gathered at Café 8 to recognise outstanding performances from the 2016/17 season. Nominated for six awards, Tsang took home three, including the Andy Naylor Sportsmanship and Altra Lifetime Achievement Awards.Reflecting on his multiple wins, Stone reflected, "For me, it's an amazing night and it's an honor to win three awards. I'm very happy to get the support of so many people and I'm very lucky. Thank you to the community and Gone Running."  Another stand out was...

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Hong Kong Trail Running Awards 2016/17 Nominees

Posted by Bill Huang on

The following is a list of all the nominees in each category for the 2016/17 Hong Kong Trail Running Awards. For a more detailed explanation of the selection process for the HKTRA, please refer here. WAA Female Runner of the Year - For consistently outstanding trail racing performances in Hong Kong and/or overseas by a female runner. WAA最佳女運動員 - 表揚該年度在香港或國外越野跑比賽均表現出色的女跑手 Nominees:  1.  Mei Ying Wong A strong season for Mei Ying included victories at the XTE Midsummer Races in Mui Wo and Shing Mun, plus the XTE New Year Mountain Race, as well as podiums at the Hong KongnTrail Half Marathons in Sai...

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Feel the Need for Speed: Justin Andrews

Posted by Bill Huang on

 WAA ambassador, Justin Andrews, was the first American and fifth overall participant to finish the 2017 edition of Ultra Trail Australia (UTA) in a blazing time of 9hr 49min 8sec. With race results like this, Justin certainly knows a thing or two about running ultras. We can definitely benefit from listening to what Justin has to say about training for races. More specifically, his philosophy on speed work is a must read for beginners and seasoned veterans alike. The following is a article that Justin wrote specifically for Gone Running on the importance of interval training and how one can...

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