Running history

From this page you can access my short articles on some of the more obscure events and people from the long and colourful history of running.

Posts in (roughly) historical order

Sixteenth century
Running for fun
The forgotten history of women’s running
Seventeenth century
The Cotswold Olimpicks
The running footmen
Eighteenth century
Who broke the four minute mile?
Nineteenth century
A brief history of timing
Ben Hart – the empire’s fastest man
The pub and running
Unlikely origins of the crouch start
Edward Payson-Weston (COMING SOON)
Running riot
The shifting meanings of endurance
The first marathon woman
Twentieth century
Ghost runners
From jailbirds to presidents: The rise of running for fun

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