publication . Other literature type . Conference object . 2014

Not Just Running: Coping with and Managing Everyday Life through Road-Running

Simon Cook;
Open Access English
  • Published: 29 Aug 2014
Abstract
<p>From the external form, running looks like running. Yet this alikeness masks a hugely divergent practice consisting of different movements, meanings and experiences. In this paper I wish to shed light upon some of these different ‘ways of running’ and in turn identify a range of the sometimes surprising, sometimes significant and sometimes banal benefits that road-running can gift its practitioners beyond simply exercise and physical fitness. Drawing on an innovative mapping and ethnographic project, I firstly wish to draw attention to the ways that road-running can offers a means of coping with everyday life through experiencing it as a form of escape; a ret...
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free text keywords: Geography, commute, running, escape, sports
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