How Running Makes Us Human
Running is not just a sport. It reconnects us to our bodies and the places in which we live, breaking down our increasingly structured and demanding lives. It allows us to feel the world beneath our feet, lifts the spirit, allows our minds out to play and helps us to slip away from the demands of the modern world.
When Vybarr Cregan-Reid set out to discover why running meant so much to so many, he began a journey which would take him out to tread London’s cobbled streets, the cliff tops of Thomas Hardy's Dorset, the deserted shorelines of Seattle, the giant redwood forests of California and to the world’s most advanced running laboratories and research centres - all to explore that simple human desire to run.
In this talk and Q&A Vybarr Cregan Reid will discuss the resulting book, Footnotes: Why Running Makes Us Human (2016) and consider how feeling the earth beneath our feet is a necessary and healing part of our lives.
The event is free and open to members of the public. Refreshments will be served.
Date and Time
Room W040, Law court Building
DeHavilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire