We’d like to wish Level Renner a happy 1st birthday! They’ve been a nice addition to the New England running community. Not #onthelevel yet? Read about Level Renner here from the guys themselves, and you too can be part of #levellegion.
The New England running scene (in the Greater Boston area specifically) provides an enormous number of racing opportunities and the chance to go mano-a-mano, err toe-to-toe, with some of the best competition in the region. Between the races, the runners, and the drama of competition, there is no shortage of interesting material. Level Renner gets that, and Level Renner wants to share with its readers the personalities and stories that make up the New England racing scene.
Renner is an archaic word for runner intended to evoke images of sinewy harriers pushing their bodies beyond all rational limits. The legendary Hockomock Swamp Rat is a huge inspiration for Level Renner, and reissues of some classic HSR pieces will make appearances. Think of Level Renner as an olde time journal for the olde school athlete. Even the resulting palindromes in the title are no accident. The palindrome calls to mind balance and symmetry, two things which make for outstanding performances. Couple that with a days of yesteryear work ethic and you’ll be dropping your PR’s in no time, and that’s what The Level wants you to do.
In the magazine you’ll find performance articles, nutritional advice, interviews, photos, commentary, event spotlights, and profiles on the road warriors of this region from all age groups. The reader gets an inside look at how elite athletes train, and we encourage the theft of such “secrets.” And what better way to get to know the local leaders of the pack than to have them interviewed by their peers? It’s just another way that we deliver a fresh perspective on New England running. [Note: You HAVE to check out the Negative Splits training sessions.]
The only thing that could make Level Renner even better would be if it was free. Oh wait, it is. All you have to do is hit up www.levelrenner.com/subscribe and enter your name and email, which will ensure that a digital copy of the magazine is delivered directly to your inbox as soon as it’s published.
While you’re over there, check out the rest of levelrenner.com. We shy away from race results in the magazine because we live in a fast-paced world where information is almost instantly available. You already know where to go get race results and we’re not going to try to change that. What you can find on our website is the story behind the results, along with exclusive video content such as race footage and post-race interviews. As if that wasn’t good enough, there are also convenient links to some of the region’s best race photography (courtesy of Scott Mason and Krissy Kozlosky).
Level Renner is a living, breathing entity. We encourage runners and spectators alike to send in their content from whichever event they attended. We can’t attend every event but that doesn’t mean we can’t cover every event. The great thing about Level Renner is you can make it even better by contributing. If you are as passionate about running as we are and want to contribute, whether it’s a race report, video, or an original piece, we’d love to see it.
Run on the ground. Read the underground. Keep it on The Level.
Make sure to check out our August recommended events – maybe you’ll run into some other Level Renner fans or the Level Renner team!