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Zen and the Art of Middle Aged Running

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Zen and the Art of Middle Aged Running by Professor Shân Wareing Deputy (Deputy Vice Chancellor, The University of Northampton)

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Back in March 2020 when the gyms closed, I started running for exercise and to structure my day while working from home. Way back in the day as a postgrad student I ran a few 10ks in c.52 minutes which isn’t rubbish but is far from speedy, and I hadn’t run very far or very fast for over 25 years, during which time I’ve had three kids and broken a leg. Now I’m training to run a half marathon (13.1 miles) and hoping to finish in under 2 hours. How did this happen? I thought I’d talk a bit about running and how it intersects with the themes of data, identity, being goal oriented, our inconvenient bodies and joy.

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This event is part of a series called 'So, here's the thing...' which gives people an opportunity to talk to an audience about a subject they are passionate about. Hosted by The University of Northampton, students, staff and members of the public are all welcome.

Please contact Jenny.Townend@northampton.ac.uk if you have any queries about this event or would like to be a future speaker.

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