Friday Jan 22, 2021
How do Runners make sense of Run-commuting as a Mobile Practice (Pt1)? Dr Simon Cook - Meaningful Sport Series
Run-commuting is an increasingly popular mobile practice in which people run between home and work. But who are the people who are doing this and what are the experiences and meanings attached to it? Does running take on new meanings when it is used as transport?
Dr Simon Cook explored run-commuting in his PhD research and shares his insights on this interesting phenomenon in this podcast. As an experienced runner, he has practiced running in various ways and also shares his own reflections on the shifts of the meaning of running in his life.
Simon Cook is a human geographer and runner based at Birmingham City University. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Academic Support in the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences. His PhD research (completed in 2020) in Human Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, investigated the rise of run-commuting in the UK. His ongoing research projects focus on multi-modal mobilities, post-collision cycling practices and running during social distancing.
You can follow Simon on Twitter @SimonIanCook and read more about his work at https://jographies.wordpress.com/.
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