As fellow runners, we can truly appreciate the effort that went into the making of this epic, season-spanning, time-lapse running video. It takes serious commitment to lace up and step out day after day, especially when it’s rainy or snowy outside. But that’s just what this runner/creator did, taking his wearable camera along with him every time he ran his go-to 8-km loop, regardless of the weather.
The results, after some serious editing, of course, are pretty magnificent.
When The Hyperunner (aka Jeff Dougherty, aka the man who made this video) signed up for a marathon in Montana, he started playing around his GoPro, which he wanted to use to record his first race. By strapping the small recording device to his head for each run, Dougherty discovered that he could capture some pretty solid (but shaky) footage. With a little help from his editing software, however, The Hyperunner was able to stabilize the footage.
He then took his newfound, pavement-pounding art to his hometown training route, running it throughout the year and then stitching together one long video showcasing the change of season (and even the change in cityscape) along his route.
Kudos for creativity. Some of the shots here are gorgeous, flipping from summer to fall to winter, forward to backward, speeding up and slowing down. It has us almost longing to see some snow ourselves. Almost.
Kudos for commitment. According to Dougherty, he ran over 255 km, took 98,366 photos, edited with stabilization software for 83 hours and went through 2 GoPros to make the video. A couple pairs of runners, too, we bet.
Kudos for sharing. We’re just glad the guy took the time to create this for the rest of us. It’s beautiful and has us wanting to head out and stomp our neighbourhood route after work today.
Or we could just watch the video again…