RunCreature magazine founded by a KJs member - check it out!
Australia’s newest running publication is going long-form and literary, telling in-depth stories about some of the nation’s fastest and fiercest athletes.
RunCreature — founded by local Kembla Joggers athlete Myles Gough — will feature long-form profiles on Olympians and Paralympians, national team coaches, inspirational everyday runners, and innovators in the running community. (Visit: www.runcreature.com)
“RunCreature is an online platform to help grow the sport, and to tell great stories about the phenomenal athletes and runners we have in Australia,” says Gough. “We’ll also be publishing a range of interesting content to help runners set goals, stay motivated, and train more efficiently.”
Gough, 34, is a long-time journalist and relatively new marathon runner living in Wollongong. He took up the sport of distance running in 2016, after getting out to his local ParkRun, and has never looked back. He now trains with Coach Barry Keem, and runs with Kembla Joggers and the Wollongong Track Club.
Gough says RunCreature will complement existing running publications in the Australian market. “Our point of differentiation is primarily the style and depth of writing. Our features are long reads, and we profile athletes we think our audience should take 20 to 30 minutes to get to know.”
“If they’re runners, they should have plenty of time after a Sunday long run to kick their feet up and enjoy a Sunday long read with a coffee.”
RunCreature’s first feature focuses on the Sudanese-born 800-metre runner Peter Bol, who represented Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympics and will try to make the Tokyo squad when the qualification period resumes.
The magazine’s next two features will focus on Olympic marathoner Jessica (Trengove) Stenson — and her return to competitive running post-pregnancy and childbirth — and trail-runner extraordinaire Steph Auston, one of the country's toughest ultra-marathoners.
“These are definitely stories you’ll want to read if you love running. But they are also stories you’ll enjoy if you simply love reading. That’s our goal. RunCreature talks to athletes, but profiles people. We try to craft engaging, human-centred narratives, which go beyond sport. We celebrate our athletes’ achievements, but also showcase their struggles and heartache.”
RunCreature will publish one long-form profile each month with original artwork by local illustrators. The site will also have a news, ideas, and interview section. Gough will also be documenting his personal journey to run a sub-2:20 marathon. His personal best is currently 2:26.47.
“From running fanatics to people just starting out in the sport and looking for ways to stay active, RunCreature has something for everyone. And as a small publication, we’re hopeful the Australian and local Illawarra running community will get behind us to make the site viable long-term.”
Visit RunCreature and subscribe at www.runcreature.com. And if you’re interested in sponsoring a feature story and or want to learn more email: email@example.com